From its humble origins as a traditional saddler 55 years ago, Peter Jones (ILG), based in Abergavenny in Wales has evolved into a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of innovative leather carrying solutions, and is regarded as the industry leader for carrying solutions to the emergency services, security and worker safety sectors. Its products range from carrying cases, pouches, holsters and mounting solutions for a wide range of items, including radios, mobile data devices, body-worn cameras, control and restraint equipment, portable gas detectors, and lone worker safety devices. 

Prior to the introduction of the Zünd cutter, the company used traditional click-press machines to cut leather and textiles.

The Zünd G3 L-2500 digital cutter allows material to be digitally scanned, plotted and the part patterns nested closely together to achieve maximum material yield. “One of our strengths as a company is the fact that customers can approach us to design and develop a bespoke solution for their needs, which after design and prototype approval, proceeds to full-scale manufacture. The Zünd cutter improves our versatility, speed, and efficiency, which means we can design, develop, and deliver new products sooner and far more cost-effectively”, says Morgan Jones, Director at Peter Jones (ILG).

“Since the introduction of the Zünd G3 L-2500 digital cutter, we have doubled our material cutting capacity and are now processing over 4,000 parts per day. Our customers will reap the benefits of this in the form of shorter lead times on orders and the speeding up of the design-to-manufacturing process of new products. Our Zünd cutter also gives us flexibility to add new tools and technologies that will introduce new cutting and finishing techniques, such as creasing and laser marking”, added Jones.