A E Evans – Growth through innovation

A E Evans are well known within the fencing industry for being one of the largest manufacturers of machine round and peeled fencing products in the UK, situated in approx. 10 acres on the English North Wales border near Wrexham, they have over 50 years of experience in the production of timber products and have some of the most automated fencing production machinery available, enabling them to offer a wide range of round-wood fencing products directly to the trade.

They are also considered to be the largest UK supplier of timber based playground equipment directly to the trade, and nothing proves their desire to maintain their position in the forefront of their industry more than the recent arrival of a unique CNC CAD CAM 6 axis fully computerised timber processing facility.The unique CNC not only has a head that can rotate 360 degrees in every direction but also a bed and clamping system that can rotate timber through 180 degrees. This means if the timber can be computer modelled then the CNC can machine it.

Due to their high level of quality products and service, A E Evans have experienced unprecedented demand for their timber based playground equipment and customer specified play timbers, which has continued to grow year on year.Thenewly commissioned six-axis CNC machine will not only open up design avenues previously unthinkable for this type of product, but will also assist in future-proofing their business. The additional production capacity and the levels of accuracy will offer even more opportunities to their rapidly expanding customer base,giving their customers the confidence that however large or small theirrequirements A E Evans have the capacity and technical know-how to help their customers businessesflourish, investing not only in financial terms but in theirs and their customers futures.

Operations Director, Malcolm Williams, along with his close-knit team, hasbeen instrumental in this project, from the idea’s conception through to the commissioning of the machine, Mal explains “This machine is the first of its kind ever to be produced. This exciting project, which has been on-going for the past 18 months has been specifically designed for A E Evans, enabling us to harness the knowledge of our experienced in-house playground design team, this along with the technical ability of our Swedish manufacturer allows us to create the most complex and innovative designs which can be brought to life in either round and square section timber. Not only is this exciting for us at A E Evans, but for all of our discerning customers who see this as the opportunity to re-write the rule book where timber playground manufacture is concerned”.

At almost 55 feet long, the fully computerised and automated CNC machine is linked to their own bespoke design package, this means that they can create practically any design imaginable. Their in-house design capabilities allow them to process designs provided by their customers to their own specifications, or their customers can select from A E Evans constantly expanding range of quality timber based play equipment.

It’s not just growth in the UK market that that drives A E Evans forward, there has also been significant interest shown in timber products from further afield. A E Evans are looking positively at the future and view Brexit as an opportunity to expand their portfolio to the rest of the world. Further demonstrating this they have taken the bold step to exhibit at one of the world’s largest playground exhibitions in Cologne. 27000 people from 119 different countries will be attending the show and A E Evans will be showcasing their quality timber based play and landscaping products on their stand E065 in hall 7.

Mal added, “investing in the future we are not only setting very high standards for others to follow, but we continue to put our customers’ needs first. It’s vital that our customers have the confidenceand reassurance they are receiving the most up to date and innovative products and designs available anywhere in the UK.”

For more information please contact our sales office on 01978 710445 or sales@aeevans.co.uk. Full details of all our products can be found at www.aeevans.co.uk