Daktronics take on a Kool new machine!

Case Study and Testimonial Questions

Company Name: Daktronics 

What do you do? 

Daktronics provide solutions for the transport industry with LEDS – we have become a world leader producing LED displays and we have our displays installed these in over 120 countries 

Where did you hear about Sagetech Machinery?

We had been googling for vertical panel saws and came across Sagetech Machinery. Being a UK company who provided full delivery, installation and training as part of the wall saw package was a huge plus for us, 

Why did you decide to purchase a Vertical Panel Saw?

We needed a wall saw machine for cutting OSB board to make packaging containers for our displays to be shipped al over the world. Although we have a vast area in our building space is still a premium so the vertical panel saw allowed us to have the machine we need and fit in a small foot printed area. We needed a robust and compact vertical panel saw, but still within budget in the current situation the world was living in with COVID!

How did you find the sales and installation process?

The whole process was so easy. We picked the wall saw and called Sagetech. We spoke about availability then delivery. Given we are in southern west Ireland I thought this might have been a challenge but I was delighted to find out the Sagetech team could supply us with the machine. The delivery happened when it was planned. The engineer was fantastic at talking us through the machine. The training on the wall saw was excellent! It was a whole new process for the team and we needed to make us the correct people had the in depth training they needed on the panel saw.

How has a Vertical Saw benefited you and your business ?

Since investing in an industrial woodworking machine, which the Koolkut wall saw certainly is, we have been able to stop outsourcing our cutting needs – this means no extra costs for cutting needs and our crates can be made same day to order and constructed ready for shipping in no time! They old saying is Time is money – well this Koolkut vertical panel saw machine is saving us a lot of time!

Read more about this on our blog http://www.wallsaws.co.uk/
For more information contact us on 0191 6913044 email us at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk or visit www.sagetechmachinery.co.uk

TECHKUT – The perfect cut!

Case Study and Testimonial Questions

Company Name: Middas Interior Solutions Ltd

What do you do? 

We are a design and manufacturing company specialising in demountable, performance driven, steel partitioning systems, suspended ceilings, door sets as well as extensive architectural specials and one off designs.

Where did you hear about Sagetech Machinery?

We found Sagetech Machinery through google. We found the website very user friendly which provided lots of videos of the wall saw, case studies and images of the vertical panel saw machine! We liked the idea of the company being UK based who have been manufacturing and building machines for over 30 years!

Why did you decide to purchase a Vertical Panel Saw?

We needed to help our production team in improving their outputs in-terms of volume and efficiency. Before investing in the  Techkut vertical panel saw machine our production team were cutting each plasterboard sheet by hand – requiring preparation marking the cut and then after cut cleaning – this also made some of the duct particles become airborne. We wanted the right machine for the job but also the right environment for the machine and our team. We looked at other panel cutting machines, but decided a compact vertical panel saw was the perfect fit for our business.

How did you find the sales and installation process?

The staff at Sagetech were amazing for us – not only did they find out about requirements for the machine they also helped with the area for the wall saw machine and advice on extraction for our materials. The delivery process was smooth and the Sagetech engineer commissioned the machine without disruption to our ongoing production and the training was great. Our production guys instantly fell in love with the machine too! 

How has a Vertical Saw benefited you and your business?

Since installation we have seen our production times improve hugely. From cutting sheets by hand to now cutting down large sheet on a perfect vertical panel saw machine is just worlds apart! We have also seen less waste material which happens from a more accurate cut and better finish of cut from our old process. As the machine is contained in its own room this has removed the risk for any airborne particles reaching other production areas and staff too – why didn’t we do this sooner!

Read more about this on our blog http://www.wallsaws.co.uk/
For more information contact us on 0191 6913044 email us at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk or visit www.sagetechmachinery.co.uk

UV Group – New Koolkut KK

Case Study and Testimonial Questions

Company Name: UV Group  

What do you do? 

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wood veneer, veneer edging and veneered boards. We are the preferred supplier to the door, panel and furniture industries, timber merchants and distributors, and work closely with designers, architects, joinery and fit out specialists.

Where did you hear about Sagetech Machinery?

We came across Sagetech Machinery on YouTube while reviewing panel saws.  We looked for a vertical panel saw that had a compact front print but allowed for full sheet cutting on a wall saw.

Why did you decide to purchase a Vertical Panel Saw?

We needed a vertical panel saw to cut down sheets of veneered board for our customer orders. Our factory has a high turn over of orders and I’m sure like a lot of places we don’t have a great amount of space. The Koolkut wall saw machine ticks both boxes for functionality and space saving! WEe compared used wall saws along with other brand new panel saws from other suppliers and felt the the Sagetech Wall Saws was the right sheet cutting machine for us!

How did you find the sales and installation process?

Sagetech were brilliant – they arranged delivery to us by a special transport company due to the size of the machine, their guys came to oversee the delivery to make sure it was unloaded and positioned fine with no issues. Our team here really got a lot out of the training and maintenance advice during installation.

 How has a Vertical Panel Saw benefited you and your business ?

Our team are able to quickly cut or trim  large sheets depending on customer orders. This is done with good accuracy before of the design of the Koolkut wall saw along with some robust parts/mechanisms like the bearing sliders to keep machine running smooth! 

Read more about this on our blog http://www.wallsaws.co.uk/
For more information contact us on 0191 6913044 email us at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk or visit www.sagetechmachinery.co.uk

Super Deduction

Budget 202 Superdeduction

For expenditure incurred from 1 April 2021 until the end of March 2023, companies can claim 130% capital allowances on qualifying plant and machinery investments. ·

> Under the super-deduction, for every pound a company invests, their taxes are cut by up to 25p.

>This change makes the UK’s capital allowance regime more internationally competitivelifting the net present value of our plant and machinery allowances from 30th in the OECD to 1st.

What is plant and machinery?

Most tangible capital assets used in the course of a business are considered plant and machinery for the purposes of claiming capital allowances.

There is not an exhaustive list of plant and machinery assets. The kinds of assets which may qualify for either the super-deduction or the 50% FYA include, but are not limited to:

· Solar panels

· Computer equipment and servers

· Tractors, lorries, vans

· Ladders, drills, cranes

· Office chairs and desks,

· Electric vehicle charge points

· Refrigeration units

· Compressors

· Foundry equipment

A new 130% first-year capital allowance for qualifying plant and machinery assets; and a 50% first-year allowance for qualifying special rate assets.
From 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2023, companies investing in qualifying new plant and machinery assets will be able to claim:

> a 130% super-deduction capital allowance on qualifying plant and machinery investments a 50% first-year allowance for qualifying special rate assets

The super-deduction will allow companies to cut their tax bill by up to 25p for every £1 they invest, ensuring the UK capital allowances regime is amongst the world’s most competitive.

The government has offered unprecedented support for businesses during Covid. Even so, pandemic-related economic shocks and the accompanying uncertainty have chilled business investment. This super-deduction will encourage firms to invest in productivity-enhancing plant and machinery assets that will help them grow, and to make those investments now.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/967202/Super_deduction_factsheet.pdf

Read more about this on our blog http://www.wallsaws.co.uk/
For more information contact us on 0191 6913044 email us at hello@sagetechmachinery.co.uk or visit www.sagetechmachinery.co.uk

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