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Makepeace invest in Martin Machinery with Markfield Woodworking Machinery Ltd

Mike Bowen of Makepeace Cabinetmakers has recently made a major investment by purchasing four new Martin machines from M W M of Leicester.
Makepeace Cabinets, established in 1975, describe themselves as the ‘best kept secret in Wales’, but this will not continue much longer, as they are now pushing ahead with major plans for growth, whilst still maintaining their reputation of supplying beautifully crafted furniture for the home.

This is part of their on-going development programme whereby they are streamlining and re-organising their business to create an improved work environment , as well as an attractive venue for clients to visit.
With Mike Bowen keen eye for detail, he was able to discern that Martin were offering machinery of a very superior nature with many options which would enhance his production, and enable him to produce work with a greater degree of accuracy and speed.

Mike was first introduced to the Martin range of machines at the W10 exhibition, and in his own words, ‘when it came to quality and top end machines, there is nothing to compare to Martin’ He was convinced that by purchasing new plant from Martin, it would give him greater scope and complete flexibility with his production.



Before a decision was made, Gavin Cooper of MWM arranged a trip to Germany in order that Mike and his workshop manager Gordon, could see the Martin factory, and observe how the machines were manufactured. It was also necessary to discuss with Georg Jansen of Otto Martin, the various optional extras which could be utilised to make these machines as versatile as possible.
The staff at Otto Martin, gave full demonstrations of their machinery range, and this culminated in Makepeace placing an order for four of Martin’s top range of machines.


The Martin T75 Sliding table saw which tilts +/- to 46 degrees is the first machine of this type in Wales. The other machines supplied are the T27 Flex Spindle Moulder, T45 Contour Planing machine, and T54 Surface planer.

The machines were delivered and installed in the Makepeace workshops in Llandysul, Carmarthen in the late summer. Full training was given by MWM upon installation, and the work force were delighted to find that the new machines were operator friendly, thanks to the intuitive touch-screen facilities.
Now these machines are fully operational Mike Bowen feels he has made a successful investment, for the future of his company.

For further information please contact:
MWM Limited – T: 0116 2893469. Website: