UK machine tool distributor Warwick Machine Tools Ltd. (WMT), founded in 1970 and acquired by Yuasa Trading of Tokyo in 1992 to form Yuasa Warwick Machinery, has been reestablished under the old name as sole UK agent for ONA EDM equipment and a new range of bed-type machining centres from MTE. Both ONA and MTE are based in northern Spain. ONA is the biggest producer of large-scale EDM machines in the European Union and the oldest EDM equipment manufacturer in the world.

This machine is very good for making plastic molds

WMT is a joint venture of Yuasa Trading and Gerard Berger, who was responsible for ONA sales at Yuasa before becoming managing director of the new company. Paul Barry continues as technical director. All warranties on ONA equipment installed in the United Kingdom will be honoured by WMT.

Says Berger: “In reestablishing WMT as essentially a single-product supplier of ONA equipment, albeit we now also have a complementary range of prismatic metal-cutting machines, it is my intention to give ONA customers the support they deserve but that was perhaps diluted when the products were sold through a multi-machine-tool distributor.” Technical sales are handled both in-house and through distributors, with an emphasis on collaborating with the customer to satisfy particular needs.

The company recently unveiled a new range of high-end ONA die-sinkers and fixed-bed submersible wire-cut machines as well as entry-level wire-cut machines based on the Prima family.

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