Four orders for Bronx straighteners from India
The company was looking for precision engineering, advanced technical capability, a strong reputation and quick delivery. Several rounds of technical tenders preceded the commercial tender process to ensure that only the best designs were considered.
“They knew the name and they knew the brand – as they have been using one of our machines since the 1980s – but what stood out to the customer is the technical advances of our machines,” says Peter Clarke, Technical Director of Fives Bronx Ltd., a subsidiary of Fives Group in the UK. Fives has been specialising in Bronx straightening machines for more than 80 years.
“Our Bronx straighteners are fully automated, which is a distinct advantage to a customer looking for precision. Roll positions and angles are computer-controlled for the utmost accuracy. In the end, that was what set us above the competition,” he adds.
The Bronx machines will be able to process stainless steel and specialty alloy bars and tubes, with a cut length of 6 meters. The order covers:
- A 2-roll machine to straighten round bars with diameter up to 30mm, to be delivered by the end of 2020
- Two 10-roll straighteners for tubes with up to 20 mm diameter, to be delivered by the second quarter of 2021
- A 6-roll machine to straighten tubes with up to 30mm diameter, to be delivered by the third quarter of 2021
The straightening machines will be manufactured, assembled and tested in the presence of the customer at the new facility of Fives Bronx Ltd. in the UK, where the company has recently moved.