Cutting our way through CNC clutter
UNICAM South Africa (PTY) LTD, was founded by renown machine designer and well-known and respected CNC ‘Whisperer’, Alan Welsford.
He was the Technical Director and Co-founder of Acepak Pty (Ltd) since inception in 1984 and was instrumental in turning this Company into a Global and renown market leader in quality, automated, heavy-duty machinery. He retired in 2013, got bored and purchased UnicamSA in 2014.
Alan and his Team decided to upset the CNC market with an eye on well-priced, darn sturdy, ‘any-fool-can-use-it’ CNC units. Their CNC machines can be serviced, maintained and even upgraded by the client themselves as all their parts are ‘off the shelf’. They also refuse to do ‘proprietary software’ and prefer giving clients open-source software, which offers the client total ownership of their machine, no niggly and often very expensive and unwanted ‘updates’…
WHAT IS UNICAM CNC ALL ABOUT?
We are a leading, technologically focused, World-Class, CNC Manufacturer based in Cape Town, South Africa.
We are committed to manufacturing highly-reliable, easy-to-use and technologically advanced CNC machines to match and surpass European Competitors.
We refer to our solid CNC units as ‘Panzer Tanks’- see one and you will quickly understand why (the word ‘robust’ doesn’t do their CNC units justice).
We make use of innovative technology backed by decades of industrial automation and manufacturing experience, with the added bonus of a global network of trusted suppliers who share our vision; manufacturing ‘No-nonsense’ machines.
Our backup technical support is untouchable and well-respected.
Our units are also wifi enabled for us to evaluate (and often fix) any problem you might be facing, often resolving an issue without us even having to come and assist you on your production floor.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNICAM
The CEO of Unicam SA, Alan Welsford, came out of retirement as Technical Director of South Africa’s leading automated machinery supplier, Acepak, in 2013 due to absolute boredom and promptly bought Unicam SA on a whim.
He sold his yacht, hung up his racing car’s steering wheel and went back to his true calling – Innovative Engineering.
He is a through-and-through Designer of Automated machines (over 35 years experience), with an unsurpassed understanding of CNC machines. From advising clients on correct choices on advanced Servo drives to creating and deciphering G-code, right down to what choice of intuitive controllers the client needs, Alan has the answers.
He has designed over 5 000 machines for the South African Market to date.
In purchasing Unicam SA, Alan had the added advantage of retaining the services of Glen St.Joseph, a sought-after and highly skilled Technician of all things CNC, in particular software and programming. One of Glen’s biggest assets to the Company however, is his outstanding skill in training CNC operators. Glen is now the Technical Director of Unicam SA.
Alan then hooked up with one of his old schoolmates, Jean-Marc Duquenoy. JM has been instrumental in launching numerous International Brands onto the global stage and has an unshakeable conviction on 3, non-negotiable, Core business values:
1 Customer Satisfaction at all costs
2 Staff’s well-being and
3 Constant Innovation, in this order.
Watch this space…
YOUR CNC BACK-UP TEAM
Glen St. Joseph
Samantha St Joseph
Marcel Van Der Ende
Give us a shout now and let us know how can we assist you.
I would like to refurbish my current CNC machine and/or even possibly purchase a new one –Could you send me a Cost Estimate?