Back to Business

After recent changes from the UK Government with regard to Covid19, we are pleased to announce that after a number of months of being closed and being in lockdown, we are beginning the staged process of returning to work.  We have amended our working pattern and opening hours, however we are available on email at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk or to call on 01916913044.

We have spent some time, putting new policies and procedures in place, in line with Coronavirus guidelines to ensure that our staff and customers remain safe at all times and that we can carry out contact free delivery, installation, training and servicing. Our main priority has always and will continue to be the safety of our staff and our customers.

Our staff are instructed to work from home where possible and will only enter the office to prepare our machines for delivery. New measures have been put in place for when staff are working out of the office to ensure that full social distancingis in place and that hygiene guidelines are followed. 
We have also made it a company requirement for staff to wear PPE when attending a customer’s premises for delivery, installation, training or servicing. We request that upon delivery of a machine, the customer opens any relevant doors/shutters/unit and ensures they are as a minimum 2m away from our delivery team, or go inside until they are finished. Our delivery team will be wearing PPE, face masks and gloves to deliver.

The safety of our staff and customers is our number one priority and while we have implemented our own measures, we will also endeavor to support our customers with any procedures and policies they have in place. 

We thank all our customers for their support during this period and look forward to providing your machinery, safely, in the coming months. 
For more information contact us on 0191 6913044 email us at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk or visit www.sagetechmachinery.co.uk

Why Vertical Panel Saw’s are vital for small businesses post Covid19.

From March 23rd 2020, the business world changed forever. Business owners were thrust into a situation that until it happened, could never have been predicted or prepared for. They were forced to close their doors, some not knowing whether they would ever open them again, while others tried to work within their measures, with limited staff.

Since returning to work, we have seen many businesses struggle with closed or delayed supply chains. These businesses have made a decision to bring their supply chain in house by purchasing a Vertical Panel Saw. This gives them more control, reliability and security over their supply chain and ensures they can have their materials cut on demand when their suppliers are closed or working at reduced capacity.

Purchasing a Vertical Panel Saw ensures your business has a reliable piece of machinery that can cut various types of material on one machine. An all encompassed machine will see you through the coming months and ensures your supply chain is reliable, when you now need it the most and will support you in moving your business forward. The most relevant benefit of our Vertical Panel Saw is that they only require one person to operate the machine, meaning that whether you work on your own, or need to furlough staff, you only need one person available to continue working.

Since lockdown measures have been eased, we have delivered machines to the NHS and seen returning customers upgrading their previous Vertical Panel Saws for more up to date equipment, after being so impressed by their first and second machines from us.

If you have been thinking of a vertical panel saw, get in touch with the team to see which new and approved used machines we have available to ensure you can hit the ground running and reduce limitations, Post Covid19.

For more information contact us on 0191 6913044 email us at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk or visit www.sagetechmachinery.co.uk

Bounceback Loans launched to support Corona affected Businesses.

Covid19 has caused interruption to many business’s over the last 4 months. Since returning to work, we have found multiple businesses’s using this down time to reflect on their business, plan for the future and in turn re-investing in the machinery that is required to re-open and hit the ground running with one less limitation.

On the 27th of April, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the Bounceback Loan schemes to help small business survive during this period of uncertainty. In comparison to a standard loan often used to finance machinery prior to Covid19, a bounce back loan offers a 2.5% interest rate against an average of 7.9% from a high street bank.

The versatility of a BBL, allows for a cash injection to ensure security and investment in the wake of this global pandemic. Unlike finance agreements, taking a BBL gives the flexibility to the business. With business’s able to borrow up to £50,000, the funds can be used for a multitude of investment such as growth, staff, product development and research, training, diversification and machinery.

With a low interest rate of only 2.5% and nothing to pay for the first 12 months, Sagetech Machinery Vertical Panel Saw would have paid off its initial cost, before the first payment leaves your bank.

During lockdown, we have heard many stories of our customers having the demand to remain open and profitable but have had to turn work down due to closures and blockages in their supply chain. The unreliability of a supply chain in this situation means that it is more important than ever to bring as many elements of your supply chain in house, allowing full control of your work schedule.

Purchasing a Sagetech Machinery Vertical Panel Saw will allow you to bring your sheet cutting inhouse whilst adding a depreciable asset to your business, reducing your corporation tax and giving you reassurance and security to bounce your business back after the pandemic.

For more information contact us on 0191 6913044 email us at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk or visit www.sagetechmachinery.co.uk

Statement On Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sagetech Machinery Limited General Statement On Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the rising concerns surrounding the Corona Virus outbreak, we deemed it appropriate to make a statement.

Sagetech Machinery is closely monitoring the recent developments in the Corona Virus breakout within the UK. During this time, we are committed to maintaining our high levels of service and protecting the health and safety of our employees and customers. The health and wellbeing of our customers and staff is our number one priority. Therefore we have put extra procedures in place to help protect against the spread of Covid-19, whilst ensuring that we continue to operate as normal as possible.

We will continue to monitor and react to the Government and Health Organisation guidelines to allow us to operate as normal with a few extra precautions. We will endeavour to maintain the high standards we work to.  Up to now all of our operational processes have been completed without issue and we expect this to continue. We currently have good levels of stock and plan to continue to manufacture and install machines following all Government & Health guidelines. We will monitor the situation daily. If you need to discuss your machinery needs during this difficult period we are here to help. Please contact us on hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk

We would like to wish all our customers the best of health.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our team on 01916913044

To follow the governments latest updates in relation to Corona Virus please visit this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

For more information contact us on 0191 6913044 email us at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk or visit www.sagetechmachinery.co.uk

MAKERS CENTRAL EXHIBITION

We are pleased to announce that we at SAGETECH MACHINERY will be exhibiting at MAKERS CENTRAL 2019 at the NEC BIRMINGHAM on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May. Our stand is P71 and we will be showcasing some of our DESKTOP ENGRAVER machines. Come along and chat to some of the team to discuss your ENGRAVING needs and VERTICAL PANEL SAW needs.
For more information contact us on 0191 6913044 email us at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk or visit www.sagetechmachinery.co.uk

SmithField Timber choose reliability for their Customers

Company Name – Smithfield Timber

Who are Smithfield Timber? We are a North East family based Timber Merchant that provide various type of materials and services to the Teeside area as well as further afield. We have been established for over 25 years and have two sites. Our most common deliveries are for decking, fencing materials, shed building materials, timber cutting, skirting and worktops to name a few.


Where did you hear about Sagetech Machinery?
 Last year we had received some brochures into our premises and kept them on file. When we realized we needed to upgrade our Safety Speed Cut, the leaflet was to hand and we called Sagetech Machinery first.

Why did you purchase a new Vertical Panel Saw? We were previously using a Safety Speed cut which we traded in for our KF16. We had outgrown the Safety Speed Cut in both size and reliability for cutting the amount of sheets we required, as our demand had increased in the 7 years we owned the machine. We had to replace the motor on our old saw as it was not capable of coping with the demand and decided we need a larger and more robust saw.

How did you find the process from initial enquiry to purchasing your machine? FAULTLESS. I spoke to Craig who was really helpful and discussed a few different machine options with me. He did me a great deal on the KF16 and we ordered the machine straight away, maybe within a couple of days of first speaking with Craig. As we ordered just before Christmas, we waited a few week for delivery of the machine which worked well for both of us.

How did you find the Delivery and Installation Process? I was on holiday when the machine was delivered and installed but I got excellent feedback from the boys and no one had any complaints or anything negative to say about it.

What benefits have you seen from the machine since having it installed?  It’s so much more reliable. It isn’t burning the mdf which we were having problems with, with the Safety Speed Cut. The motor wasn’t strong enough for the material we are using whereas with the Vertical Panel Saw, it is, so we aren’t having that problem anymore. We can comfortably cut the sheets we need in line with our demand and it gives us more reliability for our customers.

For more information contact us on 0191 6913044 email us at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.ukor visit www.sagetechmachinery.co.uk

Get To Know Your Customer Day

Get to know your Customer – Serendipity Designs
In preparation for Get to Know your Customer day on Thursday the 17th of January, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to have a chat with recent customers Gail and Richard about what they do and why they chose Sagetech Machinery to purchase their Vertical Panel Saw.


Company Name:
 Serendipity Designs

What do you do? We are a small husband and wife duo that specializes in custom made furniture. Originating from Richard’s experience of making his own furniture as a hobby for the last 30 years, we decided to make this a business to support our retirement. Our most popular products currently are kitchen islands, dining tables and bespoke bedroom furniture. 


Why did you decide to purchase a Vertical Panel Saw?
 We had initially been buying our material, ready cut through mainstream suppliers and felt that we could reduce our costs by bringing our cutting in house. As we had a large workshop, we knew that we would have the space, however the cost was something that we needed to work on. Being a small business, we did not have the cash readily available and we delayed the initial purchase for a year from when we first enquired.  We knew that we would save money in the long run if we made the leap to buy so in the middle of 2018 we purchased an ex demo KF21.

 

How did you find the sales and installation process? Smooth and reassuring.  As a somewhat older couple, we were unsure on where to begin. When we first enquired in 2017, we spoke mainly to Phil, who discussed our products and how often we would be using the machine. We originally had a larger machine in mind but Phil was honest and admitted a smaller model with a smaller budget would be better for us. After explaining to Phil that financially it wasn’t viable, we discussed finance options but felt it would be better for us to save some money and pay outright in a few months time. Phil touched base with us a few months later explaining that an ex demo machine had come available which would allow us to have the model we required but for less than originally discussed. This was a much better option for us and worked better with the money we had been able to save since.  With regard to delivery and installation, we agreed a date and the machine arrived approximately two weeks after confirmation. An engineer was sent a few days later who set the machine up, calibrated it and gave us in-depth training.  We had a lot of questions as we hadn’t used this type of machine before and aren’t very technology savvy but the Engineer was patient and answered everything we needed without frustration. Whenever we have had any questions since installation, Mark and Phil have been happy to take our call, offering a great aftercare service.



How has a Vertical Saw benefitted you and your business?Mainly, it has saved us a lot of money, which we have been able to pass onto our customers. We have estimated that the cost of the machine will have been cleared within 12 months of purchase. It also has saved us considerable time as our nearest  cutting supplier was approximately a half an hour drive which meant an hour out of the workshop when requiring our materials. We aren’t spring chickens so the long drive and lifting of material was an inconvenience for us. Not only this, it has increased our confidence with this type of machinery and has allowed us to bring on more work.

Exhibiting at Trophex 2019

After a successful trip to Eurotrophex in Berlin, Sagetech Machinery exhibiting be at Trophex 2019!

Sagetech Machinery are delighted to confirm that they will be exhibiting at Trophex 2019. Following on from an exciting and successful trip to Berlin for Eurotrophex 2018 the team at Sagetech Machinery will be present on the 13th and 14th of January to exhibit their popular Desktop CNC Engraver and show examples of what their engraver is capable of making.

Sagetech Machinery have had an exciting and successful 2018 with various exhibitions and the launch of their new range of Vertical Panel Saw, the Techkut and their Desktop CNC Engraver. The team will be demonstrating their engraving, while showing off products that they have been desiging to show the full potential of this fantastic piece of machinery. There will be some exciting discussions to be had, with the announcement of new models and sizes of engravers.

Sagetech Machinery are known as the UK’s leading manufacture of Vertical Panel Saw’s, however they also manufacture 3D Printers and Engravers. The engraver was designed following on from feedback from customers who own a Sagetech Manufacturing Vertical Panel Saw, wanting to utilise the many offcuts that they were left with after they had finished cutting down their sheets of wood.

 

Managing Director Craig Williams explains ” It became apparent, after multiple conversations with our clients that there was a lot of wastage coming from the off cuts of wood. We wanted to design an engraver that could accommodate the size of the off cuts and give a new revenue stream to our clients who could now engrave onto the left-over wood and sell a new range of items”.

As the Desktop Engraver had been so popular in Berlin, they wanted another opportunity to show its potential in the UK and give new clients an idea of exactly what their Engraver is capable of. The CNC Router is not only perfect for smaller woodworking projects but also allows for the engraving of other materials such as acrylic, Styrofoam, plastic and soft metals. Commercial Director Sophie Williams states “We enjoy being updated by our clients and sending images back to us of the work they have been doing, utilising their engraver. We have seen the engraver designing products such as toolboxes, seasonal ornaments and decorations, kitchen utensils, boards and plaques plus more.”

This engraver also comes inclusive with Vectric Software to ensure maximum enjoyment of the CNC. The team chose to offer Vectric as it offers a fantastic online community to support both experienced engravers and novice engravers to get the most from their machines. With fantastic tutorials and free plans to get you going, you can enjoy using your engraver as soon as your machine is delivered.

So come along to stand 15 and see what all the fuss is about.

SIGNMAKER CHOOSES OPTIMUM WALL SAW

SIGNMAKER CHOOSES OPTIMUM WALL SAW
Preston based sign makers, Optimum Signs are a high-quality sign makers whom pride themselves on their decades of experience and commitment to customer service. With over 40 years of combined experience, they use the latest print technology and software to provide their customers with exceptional signage. With no budget too big or too small, the skilled technicians at Optimum signs will find a solution and ensure the highest quality is provided.
So, when it came to choosing the right vertical panel saw for them to size their panels they wanted the most accurate they could find. They wanted to bring their sheet cutting in house, to reduce expenses and save time but without compromising on quality.
Optimum stated “We had been ordering our panels in cut to size, this was slowing down our process and was a great expense to the company. We didn’t have a lot of space in the workshop, so a vertical panel saw was the ideal option”
The team at Sagetech Machinery discussed their options based on their cutting requirements and Optimum Signs decided to invest in a brand new ZM16. The ZM series comes in two sizes – the ZM12 and the ZM16. The difference is that the ZM 12 will take sheets of material of 2500x1250mm while the ZM 16 will take a full 3100x1600mm sheet. Both saws have a 32mm depth of cut so will easily handle the standard 18-20mm thick sheet of manmade material.
Staff at Optimum Signs claim “The ZM has made a huge difference and hasn’t compromised the space in our workshop. We are saving money and our turnaround time has been reduced significantly”
Sagetech Machinery offer a full inclusive package with all of their machines. This includes a fully packaged machine and personal delivery to your unit. Experienced engineers will then build and install your machine while giving you full training to ensure that you can use the machine to it’s full potential and achieve the best results. All machines come with a 12-month warranty.
For more information contact us on 0191 6913044 email us at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.ukor visit www.sagetechmachinery.co.uk

A Season of Exhibitions

Following the Summer period Sagetech Machinery will be busy preparing for a season of exhibitions to include W18 Joinery and Furniture Manuafacturing Show and Euro Trophex aimed at Trophy, Awards, Engraving and Personalisation Industry. During the Spring, we exhibited at smaller more regional business shows to promote our brand and range of machinery with local businesses with an aim of growing our local network. From September at the larger national and international shows, the focus will be more industry targeted, where our team will be exhibiting alongside other suppliers and manufacturers from the industry.

 

Starting on 30th September to 3rd October, W Exhibition is the leading furniture and joinery event in the UK and attracts over 10,000 visitors. Held every two years, at Birmingham NEC, leading companies will be showcasing the latest products and developments. Sagetech Machinery have been exhibiting here for many years and we are looking forward to demonstrating how our products have developed over the years with the introduction of new materials and hardware to improve performance. We will be demonstrating from our range of panel saws the Zapkut ZM and Koolkut KF, introducing new lines of machinery and we will be launching and demonstrating our Desktop CNC Engraver.

Euro Trophex is Europe’s largest Trophy, Awards, Engraving and Personalisation Event and has previously been held in Amsterdam. Held over two days the 3rd and 4th November, this year it will take place at the Estrel Congress Center in Berlin, Europe’s largest hotel, congress and entertainment centre. The move has taken place to allow for the growing demand on this event from both visitors and exhibitors.  This will be Sagetech Machinery’s first European show and is an excellent way for us to respond to enquiries from Europe as this popular event is attended by companies and visitors from over 70 countries. It will give us the opportunity to meet up with some of our international re-sellers and potentially meet with some new ones, expanding the availability of Sagetech’s products across Europe and beyond. Like W18 this will be a great platform for us to be able to launch our Desktop CNC Engraver. We will be able to demonstrate how off-cuts, saved from using our Vertical Panel Saws can be utilised to make creative and useful items, helping organisations to care for the environment and turn what would usually be wasted into cash.

Why not contact our team to pre-book an appointment at one of the shows? call us on 0191 6913044 or email hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk