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Dugard appoint sales trio

We’ve got three new sales engineers to support the rise in demand for the increasingly diverse ranges of machine tools that are now available from Dugard.

At the tail end of 2018, we became the sole UK & Ireland sales and distribution outlet for the Korean brand of Hanwha sliding head machine tools and this news was rapidly followed by the company also being named as the sales and distribution outlet for the world-renowned Kitamura brand of machine tools. Since taking on responsibility for the new marquee brands, sales enquiries for the Kitamura and Hanwha ranges, as well as existing brands, have risen significantly.

To support this unprecedented sales growth, we’ve appointed Mark Anson, Alex Clarke and John Brimblecombe as the respective area sales managers for the Midlands, South West and North West regions. All three area sales managers are apprentice served engineers with decades of experience to successfully service the Dugard customer base.

Mark Anson started his engineering career more than 35 years ago as an apprentice mechanical engineer before progressing into sales engineer roles. Much of Mark’s career has been spent working in the sliding head turning segment and his expertise in this niche area will certainly accelerate sales of the Hanwha brand of Korean sliding head turning centres in the Midlands and beyond.

Employed to bolster sales in the South West, the appointment of Alex Clarke will provide end-users with an aerospace, automotive and offshore machining specialist with customer-driven attention to detail. With a comprehensive understanding of the needs of everyone from the OEM right down to the smallest of subcontractors, Alex has spent more than 10 years as both a machinist and a machine tool sales engineer. It is this broad spectrum of experience that will ensure Dugard customers are supported with the exemplary service levels they are accustomed to. 

To target sales growth in the North West, we’ve appointed John Brimblecombe. John has progressed through mechanical engineering posts to R&D, product development and eventually to machine tool sales where he has spent a number of years with a recognised supplier of machine tools. It is this experience combined with John’s enthusiasm and understanding of the machine tool market in the North West, that will undoubtedly grow the Dugard brand in this key area.

Commenting on the three appointments, , our Managing Director Eric says: “Despite economic uncertainty, our investment in the expansion of our portfolio has paid dividends over the last 12 months. The new members of our team will bolster this growth trajectory, support our ambitious strategic aims and deliver nationwide support for customers of the Dugard brand.”

“The Kitamura and Hanwha machines, along with the new series of Cobots give Dugard one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges available. Engineers that have long benefitted from our service, support, expertise and customer care, now have the opportunity to invest in robust and technologically advanced sliding head centres, very high-end machining centres and complementary automation solutions – the benefits of which will be delivered locally by our new regional specialists.”

If you’re in the Midlands email Mark on [email protected] or call him on 07768 645522.  Alex’s email address for people in the South West is [email protected] and his number is 07824 057768.  And those of you in the North West can get John on [email protected] or 07825 139019.  They can help with any of our machines including our Kitamura and Hanwha ranges.  Of course you can always email [email protected] or call the office on 01273 732286.

We are also official UK dealers for a number of high profile international tool manufacturers.

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