Production Planning and Control

Katmex have a dedicated Production Planning department using an Aventa ERP system to plan Katmex shop floor scheduling and production control. Cutting/Profiling management is acheived using a Sigmanest CAD CAM nesting system to ensure maximum material utilisation and production efficiency.

Primary Section

The Primary Section consists of raw plate storage area, (where up to 2500 tonnes of steel can be stored under cover). It includes two Oxy-fuel and three plasma cutting machines, supported by Levelling and Shotblast facilities.

Oxy fuel cutting

Two Oxy-fuel gas cutting CNC Profiling machines. Up to sixteen torch cutting capability per machine. Each having 8 metre wide by 30 metre length cutting for multi-setups and rapid change-overs.

Plasma cutting

Katmex have invested in latest technology high definition plasma cutting machines.

  • Bevel cutting with up to 45° chamfer
  • Twin head with bed size of 14M x 7M
  • Single head 440A cutting up to 50mm thickness

Shot Blast

Twin side shot blast machine capable of shot blasting a full size plate, and also individual parts. We also have a tumbler shot blast machine for smaller parts.

Secondary Section

The secondary section makes Katmex unique amoungst most profiling competitors, we not only have profiling capabilities but also full facilities for forming weld preperations, and full machining capacity for additional operations such as tolerance bores, machined faces and thread forming. Also our fabrication department combines all of the above into a finished part ready for assembly.

Plate Edge Bevel

Plate edge-bevelling machine with twin CNC rear mount cutting heads.

CNC machining centre with typical plate edge bevelled components.

Oxy Fuel Robots

Investment in 2 oxy fuel gas cutting robots.

  • Large type gantry robot with 8m x 2m bed
  • Small type robot with twin jig

Machining Centres

Katmex policy is investment for growth. This has given the opportunity to have a range of CNC machinery centres and having the ability to drill, tap, bore and chamfer components.

2 x Jameson Bridge type vertical machinery centres, bed size 3m x 2m

2 x Correa VMC's, bed size 3m x 1.5m

6 x Mazak VMC's, bed size up to 3m x 2m

1 x Mazak HMC

1 x Cincinnati VMC bed size 2mm x 1m

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Hydraulic Presses

Four hydraulic presses range in capacity from 100 to 600 tonnes. These machines bend components using pre-determined tooling to the various forms required by customer drawings.

Plate Rolls

Katmex have modern asymmetric plate rolling machines, capable of rolling up to 30mm x 1.5m


Katmex investment has extended into the fabrication section. The development of this section has allowed us to further satisfy customer requirements.