Exechon sells XMini tool to UAE firm

01 August 2018

Exechon Enterprises, a joint venture (JV) company, has sold an XMini industrial robotic manufacturing tool to Refco Metals, a UAE-based manufacturer of aluminium assemblies for luxury automobiles.

Exechon Enterprises JV comprises US-based global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin and UAE-based Injaz National and Sweden-based Tecgrant AB.

Shafik Nasser, chairman of Exechon Enterprises, said: “Today’s automotive industry moves fast and requires parts made to the most exacting specifications.”

“The XMini creates complex, high-precision parts while streamlining production and lowering costs, making it the perfect partner in a modern manufacturing environment,” he said.

During a six-month verification process, Refco Metals will use the XMini to manufacture a broad range of automotive-grade aluminium alloy extrusions. The company has an option to purchase additional machines.

Maher Nasser, chairman of Saber Investment Company, which manages Injaz National›s interests in the JV, said: “We are excited that with the sale of the XMini to Refco Metals, Exechon has successfully leveraged its local and international partnerships, while supporting the UAE›s aims to becoming a regional leader in robotics and automation.”

“Collaboration like this is a prime example of how local and international partners can work together to enhance local manufacturing and support meaningful and lasting economic impact right here in the UAE,” he added.

In a series of trials conducted at Exechon›s Application and Technology Center facility in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the XMini demonstrated its capability to machine complex parts with high precision in a single setup while improving productivity and cutting cycle/setup times in half, it stated.

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