NYTimber gets turbo boost with Hundegger

2 July 2019

Northallerton-based NYTimber is celebrating 40 successful years in business with a £200,000 investment in a high-tech saw, which will double the company’s production capacity.

The Hundegger Turbo Saw is designed to cut multiple structural component parts and is fast, flexible, and accurate. It features a five-axis saw unit and can be swivelled 360° and tilted 90° at the same time, ensuring precision.  

NYTimber expects the introduction of the saw to facilitate a 50% increase in annual engineered wood product (EWP) sales, which include roof trusses, roof cassettes, spandrel panels, and engineered joists, by 2022.

Established in 1979, NYTimber started as a single site timber merchant and has developed a successful £10m EWP division, which includes a 120,000ft2 manufacturing and distribution centre. Today, it employs more than 200 people and is on course for a record breaking £23m year in 2019.

Now part of the National Timber Group, NYTimber supplies national housebuilders with pre-fabricated roofing solutions, trussed rafters, engineered joists, and gable panels. Its branch network works closely with tradespeople, providing special machining, joinery timber, sheet materials, constructional timber, and many more timber and timber related products. 

“Sales of our engineered wood products have been increasing for a number of years and this investment will enable us to satisfy demand,” said Nick Kershaw, managing director. “National housebuilders and developers will account for a large proportion of this growth, as they transition to pre-fabricated solutions such as our spandrel panels and NYTRoof, which save time and money compared to traditional construction methods.”

From left: Andrew Watters, production manager; Jason Scott, truss department team leader; and Nick Kershaw with the new Hundegger Turbo Saw