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Posted by: 29. October 2013

Know Neway?

Neway CNC-USA shares this facility with Neway Valve, its sister company that supplies industrial valve products to a variety of industries.

 

Neway is a machine tool builder that’s new to the U.S. market. Located in Stafford, Texas, Neway CNC-USA is the U.S.-based parts, service, sales and applications division of Neway CNC Equipment, established in 2006 in Suzhou, China. The company offers a variety of machine-tool platforms, including CNC horizontal turning centers, VTLs, VMCs, HMCs, bridge mills, gantry mills and ball-valve grinding machines. In fact, it shares a facility with sister company Neway Valves, which supplies valves for a wide variety of industrial applications.

Last week, I attended an open house at the company’s Texas facility. Nestled in oilfield country, Neway CNC-USA is currently building a national distribution network and web-based replacement parts management system. It is focusing not just on offering quality machines at an affordable cost (many having boxway designs), but also on providing quick and effective service and replacement parts delivery to its customers.

PIQ Machine (which stands for Partners in Quality) is an early adopter of Neway machines here in the States. During the open house, I chatted with Vicki Dodson, PIQ’s president, who says her newish company has two 15-hp Neway VM 1103S VMCs with X-Y-Z travels of 40" × 20"× 20". Vicki says her company had previously purchased used CNC equipment (you really don’t know what you’re getting with those), but appreciates the affordability of Neway machines as well as the fact that they feature familiar design elements, such as FANUC CNCs and Royal spindles.

Godwin Cheng, manager at Neway, explains the machine-tool company’s strategies and goals for the U.S. market at a recent open house. Travis Egan, publisher of Modern Machine Shop, followed Mr. Cheng’s address with a presentation of Gardner Business Media’s 2014 Capital Spending Survey, the largest, most comprehensive survey detailing future spending in the durable goods manufacturing industries (Gardner Business Media is the publisher of our magazine). Click here to see that survey’s Executive Summary.

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