Stone Circle get a new i713 for their 50th anniversary

Nov 27th 2018 – Roccia Machinery Ltd the exclusive agent for GMM products within the UK and Ireland have recently installed the Waterjet Techni i713-G2.
Stone Circle are one of the UK’s largest stone fabricators with a wide range of products from kitchen worktops through to bespoke one off projects. The company are celebrating their 50th year anniversary in 2018 and have a reputation for a high level of quality and craftmanship.

The primary reason for purchasing the 5-axis waterjet is to accurately and reliably cut the ultra-compact materials now being supplied by a number of synthetic stone manufacturers.
Stone Circle have a long trading history with GMM having purchased 6 bridge saw’s over their history. In 2014 the company vastly expanded their production facility in Basingstoke to meet increased demand which triggered the purchase of four GMM Brio CNC saw’s, a water treatment system and an additional CNC work centre, all supplied by Roccia Machinery.

The company had water jet experience having purchased a basic machine some years ago. After careful consideration and research Steve Vanhinsbergh, Managing director, decided on the purchase of the GMM Techni, taking into account the advantages the GMM Techni offers such as reduced running costs due to the efficient Quantum NXT ESP66-G4 electro servo pump and the easy to use machine interface. He also took into account Roccia’s assistance with the expanded production facility and the reliability his existing GMM machinery has given Stone Circle over the years.


GMM based in Gravellona Toce, north of Milan in Italy purchased Techni in 2018 to expand their product range as existing customers were increasingly requesting water jet technology to cut the new materials coming onto the market. GMM have over 6300 machines installed worldwide with one of the finest dealer and support networks in the stone world.

Ing Corrado Franzi, GMM CEO, knew of Techni as their Australian agent CDK Stone had experience of working with Techni and saw a similar ethos of high quality machinery and strong customer focus regarding service and support. After considerable research and consideration, GMM completed the purchase in middle 2018.
Steve Vanhinsbergh is looking forward to the machine becoming an integral element in Stone Circle’s continued expansion and early results from the machine have more than justified his investment decision.

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