Company now offers laser and more sheet metal fabrication technologies.
Gauteng based metal forming and fabricating equipment supplier Talmac Machine Tools has recently made a number of changes to its operational and sales activities that will enable the company to enhance its presence in the sheet metal, plate and metal removal market.
Established in 1990 by Italian immigrant Guglielmo Tallarico as a general engineering shop, Talmac began selling equipment in 2004. The business started to focus more on equipment sales when Guglielmo’s eldest son Francesco, a Mechanical Engineer, joined the company in 2005.
Francesco Tallarico of Talmac, Roberto Costantino of Prima Power, Malcolm Moriarty of Talmac and Stephen Goodyear of Aquarius Technical Services, who looks after the service side for Talmac
The company still offers an equipment refurbishment and repairs service but has built up its machinery sales division with sole agency agreements to supply Faccin (plate rolls, section benders and dished ends), Gasparini (pressbrakes, plasmas and shears) Omera (presses, ironworkers and trimming machines), Bigstone (band saws), Timac (circular shears), Simasv (punching, notching and bending), Biko (bending rolls), Danobat Group (cutting and drilling lines and 3D plasma’s) and Mecome (specialised welding equipment).
The equipment division is complimented with Italian company Rolleri Tooling, a manufacturer of pressbrake tooling, fast clamping systems, shear blades and accessories.
The company also has a presence in the metal removal side as well, representing Agma (CNC milling machines), Force One (CNC lathes), Jen Lian (universal mills) and Myday (heavy duty lathes).
New sales and administration offices
Talmac operates from a facility in Wadeville where it has an impressive showroom with the latest equipment on display. This facility has now been enhanced with the addition of new sales and administration offices featuring engineering, sales and administration areas and a training room.
Talmac Machine Tools has also been active in its machinery sales department. Malcolm Moriarty, who has been associated with the sheetmetal and fabrication industries for the last 20 years, has joined the company. Moriarty will be responsible for sales of equipment across all the brands that Talmac represents.
In addition Talmac has appointed agents countrywide to represent its interests in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal.
Talmac Machine Tools also has an association with Talmac Engineering, a civil, structural and mechanical engineering consulting, design, fabrication, construction and project management company run by Francesco’s brother Nico. A recent accolade for Talmac Engineering has been its nomination for the 2014 SAISC steel awards for The Hyundai Parkade in Meadowbrook, Edenvale, a project that the company was extensively involved in.
Prima Industrie Group agreement
“Talmac already represents a number of reputable international brands. However we are strengthening our position in the forming area, namely turret punch presses, lasers, punch-shear combination, punch-laser combination, press brakes, robotic press brakes, automated bending cells, and material management systems,” said Francesco Tallarico.
“We are pleased to announce that we have signed a sole agency agreement with the Prima Industrie Group, a company that has been listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 1999. The Group develops, manufactures and markets laser systems for industrial applications, sheet metal processing, as well as industrial electronics and laser technologies. The Group has manufacturing sites in Italy (Prima Industrie S.p.A, Prima Electro S.p.A, Finn-Power Italia Srl), Finland (Finn-Power Oy), USA (Prima Electro North America Llc, Prima Power Laserdyne Llc.) and China (Shanghai Unity Prima Ltd.) as well as a direct commercial and after-sales presence in 70 countries around the world.”
“The machinery division of the Prima Industrie Group is made visible by the Prima Power brand. Prima Power supply 2D and 3D laser machines for cutting, drilling and welding punch presses, integrated punching – laser cutting and punching – right angle shearing cells, press brakes as well as automatic bending machines and cells. Flexible automation on all levels up to fully-fledged factory wide FMS’s is a major Prima Power strength.”
“The product range is one of the most comprehensive in the field. The names of the products are ThePunch, TheLaser, TheCombi, TheBend, TheSystem and the TheSoftware. Over 10 000 machines have been installed worldwide.”
“Prima Industrie’s history in laser technology started with the introduction of the first 3D laser cutting machine in 1979. The Finn-Power Shear Genius®, integrating punching and shearing, was introduced in 1987, and the Group continues to be innovators in this field with the recent introduction of the Platino® Fiber 2D laser cutting machine.”
“When it comes to press brakes Prima Power’s experience goes back to 1987, when Finn-Power purchased a Finnish press brake and shear manufacturer. The long tradition has now been combined with the know-how of servo-electric drive systems with the introduction of the new eP-Series.”
“Prima Power has a number of installations in South Africa, both under the Prima and Finn-Power brand names. Most notable was the installation last year of one of the biggest laser machines in South Africa. The laser has a bed size of 30 by three metres that cuts up to 25 mm in carbon steels and 20 mm in stainless steels. The laser has opened up many new markets for the company, markets in the cutting space that they were previously excluded from supplying,” said Francesco Tallarico.
“The agreement with the Prima Industrie Group will significantly contribute to our product offering, and will further enhance our ability to offer our customers optimal life-time value with best in class brands and will allow us to penetrate new markets,” said Tallarico in closing.
For more information contact Francesco Tallarico on 072 265 1323 or Malcolm Moriarty on 072 834 3164 or visit www.talmac.co.za