Focus on…Lomas ME FZE

Focus on…Lomas ME FZE Lomas Engineering

Did you know that we have a thriving sister company operating in the Middle East? Lomas ME FZE is a 100% owned subsidiary company of Lomas Engineering Ltd (UK). It was established in 2017 to provide a local presence for our customers in the region. Lomas ME FZE supports our existing business activities in the Middle East, with a particular focus on special tools for the aerospace sector. In addition, Lomas ME FZE is an independent distributor of a range of products from industry- leading manufacturers involved in cutting tools, work-holding and CNC machine manufacture.

The team of 10 is headed up by Martin Verity. Martin comments:

‘We initially created a cutting tool regrinding workshop for the local market. Soon after, we established the company as an independent distributor for cutting tools, work-holding equipment and other products associated with the metal cutting industry.’

‘Our main objectives are to provide our customers in the region with productivity improvements and cost savings through on-site technical and applications support.’

Our key products and services include:

1. Cutting tools

Lomas ME distributes and provides technical support for Lomas Cutting Tools, WIDIA and Guhring as well as Cogsdill, bringing to the region industry-leading solutions in hole-making, milling and turning. They also offer unique solutions for burnishing and deburring.

2. Tool regrinding

Lomas ME operates a fully equipped tool regrinding facility, utilising the latest machines from ANCA and Schneeberger. All backed by 40 years’ experience in tool manufacture from parent company Lomas Engineering Ltd.

3. Tool management systems

Lomas ME provides full tool management systems, enabling vending solutions onsite at customer premises. They use the industry-leading Guhring tool management systems which features automatic management of tools that require regrinding. Lomas ME also offers integrator services for complete management of tooling inventory.

4. CNC machines and work-holding solutions

Lomas ME are the exclusive dealer for Kitagawa and Lang Tecknik in the Middle East. They also represent GF Machining Solutions, combining the 5 best axis machine tools with modular work-piece clamping, chucks and jaws as well as specialist fixture design and manufacture.

Leading-edge solutions

Utilising the latest industry 4.0 tool management systems from one of our main partners Guhrig, we have introduced to the region, modern inventory management of consumable cutting tools, to help manage costs and inventory.

We also provide an advanced cutting tool regrinding and coating service, utilising the same machine technology as Lomas Engineering UK. Industry leading coatings from Oerlikon Balzers are used for tool coatings.

Our primary partners for cutting tools are Guhring, WIDIA, Kitagawa and Cogsdill, and through these industry-leading partners we are able to offer companies in the region the best possible solutions for metal cutting manufacturing.

In 2021, we plan to further expand the Middle East business by providing a full tool management system along with ongoing technical support, allowing customers to always have the correct cutting tools available onsite, to help streamline production.

Our capabilities include:

Cutting tool regrinding (including):

  • Carbide and HSS endmills
  • Carbide and HSS drills
  • Carbide tipped drills
  • Reamers
  • Step drills
  • Spade drill inserts
  • Indexable drill inserts

Rotary cutting tools (including):

  • Carbide and HSS endmills
  • Carbide and HSS drills
  • Reamers
  • Taps
  • Gun drills
  • Deep hole drilling
  • Hole deburring
  • Burnishing

Indexable cutting tools (including):

  • Face milling
  • Side milling
  • Pocket milling
  • Turning
  • Threading
  • Burnishing
  • Deburring
  • Drilling
Tool-holding solutions for all the above

Work-holding solutions including:

  • Hydraulic and manual chucks for CNC turning centres
  • Expanding mandrels
  • CNC machine vices
  • Modular 5 axis work-holding
  • Special fixtures

Inspection and measuring equipment
4th Axis CNC rotary tables
Manual and CNC machines
Tool management services and integrator services

Martin concludes:

‘Lomas Middle East is focused on providing our customers in the region with added value through our range of world-class products and services. All backed up by the best applications support in the region, as well as 40 years’ experience and expertise from our parent company, Lomas Engineering UK.’

You can download a copy of our Lomas ME FZE brochure here.