MTL Advanced, one of the UK’s largest metal fabrication and contract manufacturing companies, have just introduced a brand-new LVD Taurus 12kW XXL format fiber laser to their already extensive large profiling line-up, following a substantial £1m investment. 

The new fiber laser is the first of its kinds in the UK, featuring a sizeable 14m x 3.3m bed and boasting 12kW cutting power. The new laser’s capabilities are impressive, ranging from high-speed precision cutting of thin materials to tackling thick plates up to 30mm. 

The new machine’s advanced bevel cutting head also enables bevel cuts of up to 45 degrees to cut various shapes and profiles and reduce weld prep times. This will enable MTL to serve existing clients even more efficiently and explore new opportunities in a variety of sectors. 

Record-breaking year

This investment comes on the back of a record-breaking year in 2023, where MTL secured a series of major Defence and Construction contracts, resulting in a robust order book stretching over a decade. 

This has laid the ground for ambitious expansion plans, and the new XXL format laser is just the first step, with over £5m of further investments earmarked for 2024 to fuel the company’s rapid growth. 

Advanced bevel cutting capabilities

To keep up with growing demand, MTL has also launched a significant recruitment drive, aiming to bring onboard 90 new team members throughout 2024. 

Committed to staying ahead

Karl Stewart, General Manager of MTL Advanced, commented, “The LVD Taurus 12KW Fiber Laser showcases our commitment to staying ahead of the competition and add value to our customers’ supply chains. With this new large format 12kw laser, we can take on projects of unprecedented size and complexity, all while maintaining our reputation for precision and outstanding quality.” 

Neil Osborne, Managing Director at LVD UK, remarked, “This impressive large format LVD Taurus 12kw XXL fiber laser with bevel head is the first of its kind in the UK and will only strengthen what MTL can offer. The team at LVD UK worked very closely MTL and spent a lot of time understanding the requirements from the team to make sure the correct machine was chosen. LVD UK are proud to be able to offer the solution that MTL had been looking for and welcome the growing partnership between our companies with more machines to follow.” 

Beyond the factory floor, the impact of MTL’s expansion is felt across Rotherham and South Yorkshire. The company’s recruitment drive promises to inject vitality into the local economy, offering new opportunities across various positions. From laser operators and welder/fabricators to project engineers and CNC machinists, MTL is seeking passionate individuals eager to join a company on the rise. 

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