Shenyang Machine Tool (Group) Co., Ltd (SMTCL) and EdgeCAM, a Planit Metals company, have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement, through which SMTCL recognises EdgeCAM as its globally preferred CAM solution to support its comprehensive range of metal cutting machine tools.
With more than fifty years of history, SMTCL is now the leading manufacturer of machine tools in China. Subsidiary companies include Kunming of China and Scheiss GmbH of Germany. SMTCL produced more than 15,000 CNC machine tools in 2006 and Group revenue is estimated to reach 8000 million RMB (about 1000 million USD) this year. In revenue terms SMTCL, is the No.1 manufacturer of CNC machine tools in China and the 9th largest in the world. The SMTCL product line includes more than 300 models with thousands of configurations, all sold through a Chinese and international network covering more than 80 countries.
As suppliers to the automobile, military, aerospace and railway industries SMTCL continually strive to provide leading technology solutions to customers. As part of this increasing service, SMTCL investigated CAM software, seeking an optimum solution to complement its range of machine tools. After an exhaustive search, SMTCL decided that EdgeCAM not only offered best functionality but also included high levels of support both in China and globally. Thus the partnership between SMTCL and EdgeCAM was formed.
“We are continually aiming to increase our machine tool market share and are now focusing on complementary products and services to improve our customers’ manufacturing processes.” States Mr. Liu, Executive Director of the SMTCL Design and Research Institute “The high levels of functionality, ease of use and powerful programming ability of EdgeCAM can satisfy our customers’ requirements in CNC programming especially with respect to our new advanced mill/turn, multi-axis and five axis machine tools. This co-operation will also benefit SMTCL in new research opportunities and joint promotions. This will also give our customers a very convenient solution for their CNC programming and manufacturing production.” Says Mr. Liu.Steve Sivitter, Worldwide Sales Director for Planit Metals, commented, “We greatly appreciate and value our co-operation with the biggest machine tool company in China. Our partnerships both with SMTCL and other leading machine tool companies, illustrates why EdgeCAM maintains its position as a global leader, particularly in the field of complex production machining. EdgeCAM and SMTCL recognise the importance of investing in research and development and to providing customers with best in class levels of service and support. In addition, this co-operation enables a well integrated and proven CNC and CAM solution to be provided.”