Handy secures new foam cutting machinery producer partnership

Handy Ltd, a market leader specialising in the supply of components to bedding and upholstery manufacturers, has been appointed sole UK/Eire agents for computerised foam cutting machinery provider RAM Elettronica S.p.A.

Standard horizontal and vertical blade (or abrasive wire) cutting as well as endless band-knife (for contour cutting) machines are available and will extend Handy’s range.

Handy have been successfully supplying the Swiss produced Simalfa range of water-based adhesives to the foam conversion industries for the past 20 years. After visiting the RAM headquarters to see the machines, it made ‘great sense to offer a foam cutting solution alongside this’, the company said.

RAM’s foam cutting machines are ideal for many industries including bedding, upholstery, office chairs, car seats, and many more. Mattresses, children’s soft play areas and cleaning products all require foam in different shapes and sizes, and this is the solution.

In addition to foam, RAM’s cutting expertise extends to multi-ply spreading and cutting of textiles, artificial leather, nonwoven fabrics, resinated substrates, dacron, glass wool and kevlar.

The computerised systems can be programmed to cut a large variety of foams and fabrics and the machines also ensure that they utilise the foam and fabric to minimise wastage.

Based near Bologna, RAM specialise in creating bespoke solutions for their customer’s specific manufacturing needs.

Nick Harland-Smith, MD at Handy Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have added this excellent selection of foam cutting machinery to our range. RAM Elettronica have been producing fabric and foam cutting machinery for over 40 years. Utilising their own sophisticated inhouse developed software their machines are ultra-efficient, reliable and competitively priced.”

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