Kingsbury opens Belfast office

Sales and service in Ireland and Northern Ireland of eight leading German machine tool ranges for which Kingsbury is sole agent will from now on be coordinated from the new Belfast office, rather than from the company’s headquarters in Gosport, Hampshire.

Martin Blakely, a time-served engineer with nearly 30 years of experience operating and selling CNC machines, has been appointed Business Development Manager to take charge of the new office, which is adjacent to the historic Harland and Wolfe shipyard.

The agency lines handled by Kingsbury are Haas Schleifmaschinen grinding machines; Index and its subsidiary, Traub, which offer CNC single- and multi-spindle lathes; Hermle, which builds 3- to 5-axis machining centres; and four large prismatic metalcutting machine manufacturers, BURKHARDT+WEBER, F Zimmermann, SHW and Waldrich Coburg, although the latter also produces vertical turning lathes.