T.M. Services Comes to Joinery’s Rescue
Stepping in where others had failed, T.M. Services & Spares successfully
repaired a seriously damaged Italian four-headed planer/moulder at a
Oadby, Leicester, UK, October 09, 2012 -- Stepping in where others had
failed, T.M. Services & Spares successfully repaired a seriously damaged
Italian four-headed planer/moulder at a Hampshire joinery.
The nine-year-old Griggio G23-4 is a vital part of the production process
at shopfitting joinery specialists, Powells Joinery, part of the Powells
Group of Andover and one of the top 20 shopfitting companies in the UK.
When the machine broke down after a shaft had become bent causing
extensive internal damage, joinery foreman James Wright called in a local
woodworking machinery engineer to get it fixed.
“After taking a look at the machine he said he couldn’t tell what was
wrong with it, which was very disappointing,” said Mr Wright. “As the
Griggio is one of our main machines it was a nightmare being without it.”
He then had an idea and rang up T.M. Machinery in Leicester, who had
supplied and regularly serviced their Striebig vertical panel saw, and
asked if they could help.
“They sent down an engineer from their service division the following day
and after inspecting the Griggio faxed through a report of what was wrong
and what parts were needed to get it going again,” said Mr Wright.
The new parts needed included a short and long shaft, two double pinions,
a length of Duplex chain and five bearings.
After obtaining them from the Italian manufacturer T.M. Service’s
engineer returned to the joinery to fit them and make sure that the
machine was in perfect working order.
“I am 100 per cent satisfied with that T.M. did for us,” said Mr Wright.
“Their engineer really knew what he was doing, and this kind of first
class service is exactly what we need in the fast-moving environment we
work in. “I would certainly recommend them to anyone with a machine
problem; in fact I already have.”
For nearly 30 years, T.M. Services & Spares has specialised in the repair
and maintainance of a wide range of industrial woodworking machinery.
Founded in 1984 by ex-Wadkin engineer Tony Morris, the company is
focussed on offering a top class woodworking machinery maintenance
service. The company has grown to become one of the UK’s most respected
woodworking machinery service specialists, providing nationwide coverage.
It offers a rapid response to breakdowns as well as delivering regular
Its highly trained field engineers, who are amongst the most experienced
in the UK, can repair most types of woodworking machinery. T.M. Services
prides itself in being able to source parts and technical assistance for
even the oldest of woodworking machines.
49 Iliffe Avenue
Oadby Industrial Estate
Leicester, LE2 5LH