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28th November 2019, Maldon

CTruk Marine Services invests in multi-function Genesis-V

CTruk Marine Services has installed a Genesis-V multi-function cutting system to improve production processes and attract new markets. © Blackman & White

CTruk Marine Services has installed a Genesis-V multi-function cutting system to improve production processes and attract new markets. © Blackman & White

CTruk Marine Services, a specialist designer and builder of composite vessels, workboats and general composite constructions, has added a Genesis-V multi-function cutting system from Blackman & White to its Essex factory to improve production processes and attract new markets.

CTruk Marine Services is a specialist composite manufacturer, producing moulds, tooling and specialist parts, as well as having its own range of vessels which serve the offshore wind, oil and gas, harbour, pilot and survey markets. Together with its sister company Alnmaritec it has over 200 vessels operating in the market today.

Increasing capacity

Following increased demand for tooling and mould services, CTruk Marine Services identified the need to increase capacity and improve kit cutting capabilities. This was achieved through the purchase of Genesis-V system from Blackman & White, with a cutting bed of 1.6 x 3m.

The Genesis-V cutting system is available in a range of bed sizes to optimise floor space and features a wide range of options to choose from, including knife, laser and router tooling.

Following the installation of Genesis-V in July 2019, CTruk Marine Services has experienced an improvement in its tool-making processes. © Blackman & White

Following the installation of Genesis-V in July 2019, CTruk Marine Services has experienced an improvement in its tool-making processes. © Blackman & White

“From my experience in the foam industry I have seen several Blackman & White machines and always being impressed by the quality of build. As Blackman & White are local to us in Essex, we had confidence that they would meet and support all our needs,” said Steve Edmonds, Operations Manager at CTruk Marine Services.

Steve adds that he was drawn to the cutting-edge technology and versatility of the Genesis-V. “The digitiser program allows you to take measurements on the cutting bed, even if you don't plan to cut the material. In addition, there are lots of different cutting options including creasing, and we have the option of adding other tools such as a router,” he said.

Improvements

Following the installation of Genesis-V in July 2019, CTruk Marine Services has experienced an improvement in its tool-making processes and, in particular, an increase in the range of different products that it can offer in kits to end customers. However, the system will not be used purely for one function, as Steve Edmonds explained.

“We're exploring all the Genesis-V capabilities, including scoring, marking and measuring, in order to maximise productivity,” he said. “Looking ahead to 2020 we're actively seeking business in existing and new markets, which the Genesis-V can help us access.”

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