Stone and machinery importers and suppliers Pisani Ltd are including CMS Brembana CNC machinery in the range of products they sell.
The Brembana brand, previously sold in the UK exclusively by A J Lopez & Co, who will continue to supply them, will replace Omag in the Pisani range and will be complemented by Nicolai Diamant diamond tools, which they will also distribute alongside A J Lopez.
Paul Gidley, Pisani commercial manager, says that both Brembana and Omag are excellent brands but that Brembana have a wider range of products and the backing of the powerful CMS group.
All the principal components of the Brembana machines are built by the CMS group, which means the machines are available quickly, as required by stonemasonry companies in the UK.
Gidley adds: As with Omag, the Brembana machines are built specifically for the stone industry. They are powerful, well-built machines with the latest software developments. And the much larger CMS group can give us all the back-up we need.
Pisani Ltd, with the strength and co-operation of CMS Brembana and Nicolai Diamant, very quickly expect to be able to meet the needs of the industry in the UK for CNC machinery.
They intend to show some of the Brembana range at an open day they are planning for later in the year.
They had intended to have an open day early in the summer but, says Gidley, to be frankly honest we have been so damn busy we haven\'t been able to.
The change of agency is the result of a review by Pisani of the range of machinery and accessories they offer, which will be detailed in a catalogue they intend to produce later in the summer.
There has been some rationalisation and they have concentrated on high quality products like Brembana.
They maintain their long-term associations with Bideseimpianti (primary wire saws) and GMM (bridge saws), and their newer agency for Dainaka (robotic polishers) from Japan that resulted from the 1998 Natural Stone Show at Wembley.
As a result of the Nuremburg Stone+tec exhibition, they are now also sole agents for Pellegrini flame-texturing and bush-hammering equipment.
They continue to offer Marmo Meccanica sawing and polishing machinery and the smaller machinery for cutting and shaping from Marmoelettromeccanica.
They also sell Tecnoidea Impianti and Martini Aeroimpianti water treatment and dust extraction systems, and have a number of other agencies they feel fit in with their overall quality and service philosophy.
Paul Gidley says what Pisani have been doing is consolidating with companies they believe can help them satisfy a more demanding, sophisticated market in the UK.