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French server manufacturer, OVH, installs third Kimla fibre laser system


10 May 2018 – French server manufacturer, OVH, has invested in a third fibre laser system from revolutionary laser cutting equipment firm, Kimla, after experiencing unprecedented success with its first two Kimla machines.

Following the installation of two Kimla fibre lasers, OVH was so impressed by the capabilities of the machines – from speed and precision to cost-effectiveness – that it decided to invest in an additional linear fibre laser to meet with increasing production demands.

OVH tasked Kimla with manufacturing a bespoke machine with a cutting area of 10m x 3m, in order to effectively enhance the business’ laser cutting capabilities.

In comparison to competitor machines, Kimla’s equipment can provide significant advantages from both a performance and cost perspective.

Kimla machines are up to 50% faster than competitor models, making them some of the most efficient laser systems on the market. The precision of the Kimla technology also exceeds competitor equipment, cutting to an accuracy of 0.03mm. Likewise, the compact size of the machines makes them smaller than other equipment, leading to valuable factory floor space being spared and costs per square metre being reduced.

Speaking about the new machine, Bradley McBain, managing director of MBA Engineering – the U.K and Irish distributor of Kimla’s laser and water jet technology – said: “This project demonstrates Kimla’s commitment to its customers – the company is dedicated to providing a viable metal cutting solution no matter what the customer requirement.

“Kimla’s team manufactured this latest machine to meet OVH’s needs perfectly – 10m x 3m isn’t a standard size for a laser cutting machine, but Kimla used its expertise to manufacture this bespoke piece of equipment specifically for OVH’s needs.

“The installation of this latest system at OVH indicates the company’s confidence in the machines, and we firmly believe Kimla is one of the most innovative laser system manufacturers in the marketplace.”

All parts and consumables for the Kimla fibre laser machines, bar the laser source and delivery system, are manufactured in-house, resulting in lower repair costs for customers. In addition, the Kimla team can repair 85% of problems remotely, resulting in faster repair and reduced monetary losses.

More information about MBA Engineering, its services and its partnership with Kimla is available at


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