Wemo Automated Lines

Press and Shear appointed sole UK and Ireland distributor for Wemo manufacturing systems.

Tamworth-based Press & Shear has concluded a sole agency agreement with Dutch machinery manufacturer WEMO, covering sales and service in the UK and Ireland.

Manufactured in the Netherlands, the modular equipment includes punching, bending and joining lines fed with sheet metal coil, mostly designed and built to customer order although standard products are produced as well. Welding, clinching, cutting and other operations can be incorporated to suit a user’s needs.

The automated lines, which also encompass versions for processing blanks and pre-coated material, are intended for high volume manufacturing applications in the electrical, storage, building, automotive and domestic appliances. Many types of material from high tensile steel to very thin aluminium can be accommodated.

WEMO (https://www.wemomachines.com/en/home)recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and currently has a worldwide installed base of production plant valued at 270 million. One of its strengths is the maintenance support and web-based fault analysis it offers 24/7 from its headquarters and factory in Hertogenbosch.

Mark Britton, managing director of Press & Shear (www.pressandshear.com) commented, “The agreement was concluded after successful discussions at in recent months. We are delighted to be able to extend our product portfolio with equipment of such high quality that complements our existing agency ranges so well.

“OEMs are the main target for these lines, which are ideal for minimally-manned, large series manufacturing applications. However, it is increasingly apparent that the latest WEMO plant is sufficiently flexible in operation to address the needs of the subcontract sector and we are keen to explore this possibility in the UK and Ireland.”