Seeing the opportunity in the market for CNC profile cutting Pete Herd established North Shore Plate Cutting in 1998 in a small factory in Beach Haven.
As demand for profile cutting grew so did the business. In 2002 the company moved to a larger factory in Albany where we began operating a new state of the art laser cutting machine.
It was at this point that Ken Alchin and Tim Ryder, who had been with the company for a few years, took the opportunity to buy into the business and North Shore Water Cutting and North Laser Cutting was formed.
Demand continued to grow and so did the business. 2004 saw the purchase of a second laser cutting machine.
Ever increasing demand created the need to design a purpose built facility where we could house all our existing machinery and any future machinery we might require.
In 2007 we had achieved this goal, moving into our new factory in Silverdale as One Stop Cutting Shop encompassing North Shore Plate Cutting, North Shore Laser Cutting and Water Cutting Services. The new facility allowed us to streamline our production process and improve our overall service. At this point we increased our capacity with a third laser cutting machine.
By 2010 we decided to invest in a new 12m x 3m Plate Cutter capable of Plasma and Oxyfuel cutting combined with drilling and tapping functions. This opened us up to another market segment.
2012 saw the installation of our 4m CNC press brake to enable us to further complete the products demanded by our growing customer base along with significant investment in the latest design software to further add to the services offered.
To further enhance our customer service and streamline our business the amalgamation of North Shore Laser Cutting, North Shore Plate Cutting and North Shore Water Cutting into the One Stop Cutting Shop Ltd was completed with the new entity trading as of January 1st 2014.
In February 2014 our 4th laser arrived. This new technology combines traditional plate cutting with a rotary laser for cutting pipe, angle and RHS/SHS.
2018 saw the first of 2 fibre lasers arrive. This new speed and cutting capability has added a new dimension to the business.
The business continues to this day to invest in itself. New systems and updated processes allow us to keep up with the customer demands. Strong leadership and management combined with experienced staff is allowing the business to continue to grow.
Now boasting 4 lasers, plasma and gas cutting, water cutting and a folding division OSCS is a true One Stop Cutting Shop capable of turning around a high quality product in a very short time.
Talk to us today about how we can help you on your next project.