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The UK market has always been an important area for Belotti’s business, since the very beginning of its internationalisation in the 1990s, with particular reference to the automotive and the motorsports sectors. In more recent years, the longlasting collaboration with its official distributor Cannon Shelley has yielded its greatest benefits.
The brand’s penetration has grown thanks to the right mix of product and service quality. Enhanced efficiency, flexibility and reliability in the manufacturing of composites and light alloy components are the main reasons of its successful growth, which also happens by word of mouth from satisfied customers. Great success stories of the Belotti-Cannon Shelley’s work are mainly, but not only, in the composites industry: ACE Technology, Prodrive and KS Composites as top references in the automotive and motorsports sectors; Ford, Nissan and Gurit are amongst the most well-known customers.
In these cases, the best-selling machining centres are FLA, FLU and MDL Series, solutions able to guarantee extreme precision and the best performances in high-speed milling and trimming of composite components. Thanks to the monolitic structure of both FLA and FLU machining centres, accuracy and long-lasting stability are assured; while the mobile gantry of MDL models provides even stronger rigidity in high-speed operations. The overall efficiency is also improved by the easy access of the total working area with an over-head crane in the Belotti FLU Series, and thanks to the varied loading/uploading configurations in the Belotti FLA Series.
Moreover, a key advantage is flexibility with high levels of customisation and extensive options available. According to the specific application, each customer can find the right fit to work with either small or large components, both in composite materials and in light alloys. For example, while the MDL entry model is mainly indicated for milling of models, patterns and prototypes in the automotive and marine sectors; the Superior models better apply to the aerospace industry, which usually mill large components in aluminium and structural carbon fibre frames.
Further reading: www.cannonshelley.com
Ben Hayes – Sales Manager, CWST
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