J K Timber of Rugby Warwickshire is an independent timber merchant and family run business which has been serving timber users since 1989.
The company specialise in timber joists and sheet material whilst stocking a large range of softwood timbers for construction and joinery as well as timber based sheet material, MDF sheets and T&G chipboard flooring.
Director Sam Chhita recently looked to upgrade the company’s production facility by investing in state of the art sawing machinery. Andy Walsh, Sales Director at Daltons Wadkin, was approached and after detailed discussions to ascertain the most effective equipment for JK’s requirements, a Salvador S200 Superpush Automatic Programmable Crosscutting System was recommended and subsequently installed at Rugby. The machine has a 6200 mm infeed capacity and 150 mm depth of cut and immediately had a dramatic effect on JK Timber’s crosscutting capacity and performance.
At the same time a new Stenner ST100R Band Resaw was also supplied and installed providing updated pitless high capacity sawing combined with the latest user-friendly machine control systems.
Mr Chhita pointed out, “We had a crosscutting job which used to take one man 4 days to complete on our old machine. We can now do it on the Salvador in 8 hours.” Regarding the Stenner, “This machine out-performs anything we have had before. We could never really handle deep cutting on hardwood but the new Stenner will cut 9” hardwood with ease and will produce arris rails 5 times quicker than with our old resaw.”
Andy Walsh was delighted with the opportunity to provide two machines of such high quality and said, “JK Timber’s requirements were fairly straightforward in that they simply needed the right equipment to update and enhance the capacity of their mill. The Stenner and Salvador machines were the perfect answer.”