DC Alloys - Devon, United Kingdom

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Company: 
DC Alloys
Location: 
Devon, United Kingdom
Product: 
Vertical Wheel Lathe
Case study overview

DC Alloys based in Barnstaple, North Devon is a family run business that repair diamond cut alloy wheels. Dan Cox, the owner of DC Alloys, worked for a company who sent away alloy wheels to be refurbished. This was when he noticed the gap in the market in the North of the County.

Once Dan had found the premises he wanted for his new business, he began searching for the right equipment.

Dan from DC Alloys said:

“One of the first and most important pieces was the diamond cutting Lathe. This would be our USP so it had to be right!”

Vixen very quickly became the favourite!”

The Vixen Vertical Wheel Lathe uses state of the art technology to create a top quality finish on diamond cut wheels to remove kerb damage and imperfections. The Vixen Wheel Lathe uses laser probe technology to scan the wheel in under 30 seconds. This machine also features a Windows operating system making it familiar and easy to use for all operators. The rigid cast bed ensures complete rigidity when processing the wheels and can cut wheels up to 35 inches in diameter.

DC Alloys were put in contact with one of Vixen’s highly trained Sales Engineers, Terry, who arranged for Dan to go and see a Lathe in action. With Terry’s help, the Lathe was delivered and commissioned with all the training completed before Christmas, well ahead of schedule. With every Wheel Lathe that is purchased, Vixen provide 2 days on site training to make sure all operators are confident to use the machine on their own, however this usually only takes a day due to the simplicity of the machine.

Dan then went on to say:

“Terry and Tom, the Sales Engineers from Vixen, spent 2 full days training on the Lathe, they were amazing!”

“Terrys help and support didn’t stop there. He has been on the end of the phone whenever I have needed the support and advice – for this we are very grateful.”

“The quality of the finished wheels has been first class and has been much admired by our expanding client base.”

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