Getting the mix right
Involving the right people in every step of the process has been a recipe for success for Bay of Plenty engineering firm GammInCo. While many industries and organisiations are struggling in this uncertain economic environment, sound business practices, dedicated and skilled staff and a clear strategy for progress has allowed GammInCo to continue to grow over the last few years. Most recently this growth has been in the form of the purchase of a substantial amount of engineering equipment from Lucas Machinery.
GammInCo began primarily as a provider of cnc machining services for the medium to heavier industrial sectors. In recent times larger manual machining capabilities together with plateworking, fabrication and pressing facilities have been added to the mix to provide customers with a one-stop shop service. As part of this full-service approach, heat treatment and surface treatment requirements including anodizing, electroplating, galvanizing and powder-coating are all managed by the GammInCo team.
Formed in 1996 as a partnership between Neil Gamman and John Braks, Gamman Industrial Componentry Ltd (GammInCo) started with just eight staff and today that number has grown to over 40. Neil Gamman has a long history in engineering manufacturing having owned and operated Gamman Automatics for many years prior to launching GammInCo with John Braks in 1996. In 2000 John bought Neil out with Neil planning to try other ventures but it was only a short while later that he returned to the business where his skills, knowledge and expertise are now being passed onto the next generation of engineers.
GammInCo is proud to acknowledge that its primary resource is it’s highly skilled and loyal staff. Many of them have been with the organistion from the beginning and with skilled engineers in high demand globally it’s a tribute to their organization that staff are keen to stay with them.
Their many years of continuous service and collective experience allows GammInCo to address and fulfill customer’s needs with knowledge and confidence in terms of quality, timeliness and competitiveness. The mix of ability is such that work is directed to the most appropriate person in regards to precision, production or industrial engineering. John Braks says “this customer-centric attitude focuses us on always meeting the needs of our metals-based manufacturing exporter customers, and the wider engineering community”.
The recent investment in machinery from Lucas Machinery Ltd – their preferred equipment supplier – has extended GammInCo’s capabilities. The newest additions include a Dahlih 2213 double-column vertical machining centre and an additional Dahlih MCH800 horizontal machining centre with 6-pallet APC and 120-tool ATC for near-zero setup times. These machines complement an already modern facility that includes twenty cnc lathes and machining centres. They add to the capabilities of the organization in terms of the size of workpiece and the quest for increased productivity.
GammInCo has a long association with Lucas Machinery Ltd. John Braks says “we firmly believe the equipment they supply together with the backup provided have been instrumental in allowing us to maintain our competitiveness and standing in the marketplace”.
GammInCo has a wide range of industrial customers involved in many industries including bulk materials handling, forestry, agriculture, metals manufacturing, mining and quarrying, medical, heavy engineering, primary processing, industrial laboratory equipment, and heavy transport. “We continually challenge our operations and systems for process and productivity improvement and we have structured ourselves to operate efficiently regardless of order quantity or production volume” says John. “This allows our services to be available to wide range of customers”.
The future is looking bright for GammInCo. Talented staff, precision equipment and the support of Lucas Machinery opens the way for many more industries and organisations to benefit from the skills and services of GammInCo over the coming years.