Kingdom Timber Engineering’s – new employee, the Hundegger Turbo Drive machine

KTE, based in Glenrothes in the “Kingdom of Fife” specialise in providing cost effective, high quality, and accurate Trussed rafter roofs, Easi-Joist metal web and Steico I joist floor solutions for timber frame manufacturers, developers, merchants and self-builders throughout Scotland and beyond.

Early in 2019 KTE required to increase their production and logically needing more cutting capacity. The solution was engaging Hundegger to work closely with KTE and Wolf. The benefits to be gained by employing a Hundegger Turbo Drive were outstanding, greatly increasing sawing productivity with a high degree of accuracy, achieving a better yield, with no re-cuts and flexibility for taking on more challenging components was all possible, including angled cut long span Steico I joist rafters.

As an example, KTE had an ongoing contract to supply a local builder with a cut-roof package. The roof was complex with Birds mouth, heel cuts and complicated compound angles, with accuracy expected.

This job was taking KTE a couple of hours to process, with the Hundegger it now takes “20 mins” 

MD Brian Welsh comments “The Hundegger purchase is the best decision we have made. Improvements are all round, in efficiency and productivity. All our sawyers give it the thumbs up; they can see the benefits daily and it has made their job more satisfying. The flexibility for both small and very high volume and complex jobs is also amazing. The Turbo Drive comes highly recommended from KTE”

The in-house design team @KTE works closely with each customer to make sure we match their project’s specification expectations, achieving designs that will allow ease of installation. Our industry leading software also ensures we produce highly detailed technical drawings backed up with full product calculations which are available to you at order stage. During our design process we look at all possible methods of cost control helping to minimize site waste and reducing our product’s impact on the environment.

AT KTE our philosophy is one of continual improvement leading to higher levels of customer satisfaction.

More details can be found on the KTE web site; www.kingdomtimber.co.uk

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