Exciting new appointment at TDT Machine Tools

Mark Hone - TDT Machine Tools Sales Manage

Mark Hone – TDT Machine Tools Sales Manager

TDT Machine Tools, a leading UK supplier of quality CNC machines, has signalled its intentions for growth by further strengthening the company’s sales team. Mark Hone, who has around 15 years of experience in the machine-tool sector, has been appointed primarily to spearhead the sales of high-quality CMZ lathes and turning centres across the central England region. TDT was appointed a UK sales partner for Spain-headquartered CMZ in January 2020.


Mark arrives at TDT following extensive periods at a number of established competitors. His track record of concluding sales is highly regarded, making him the ideal candidate to further strengthen the market position of both TDT and CMZ. Mark’s central England sales area for CMZ is extensive, running coast-to-coast from Lincolnshire in the east, to Wales in the west, taking in the East and West Midlands, including Hereford and Worcester, and extending as far north as Sheffield.


“It was the CMZ range that particularly attracted me to TDT,” says Mark. “Machines of that quality and reliability – at that price range – really stand out. I came across CMZ many times in my previous roles and only heard great things about them. Any type of company that requires a turned part will be interested in CMZ and I’m really looking forward to helping customers achieve genuine competitive gains with these robust and versatile machines. Obviously it’s been a tough year with the pandemic, but now things are getting busier week-on-week, with growing numbers of manufacturers prepared to start investing again. It’s time the UK machining sector heard more about CMZ, so I’m here to grow the brand and increase market share.”


CMZ has been manufacturing class-leading, high-specification lathes and turning centres for more than 70 years. Based on robust build quality, all CMZ machines are designed to offer a life cycle of over 20 years.


“CMZ is a hallmark for quality, so we wanted a sales person with a real knowledge and understanding of high-specification machines in order to insightfully pitch their advantages to potential buyers,” states Phil Terry, Sales Director at TDT Machine Tools. “Mark comes to us with an impressive CV and we look forward to him making a positive impression on our customers. His past experience will also be useful for our larger machine-tool products, from principals such as Kafo, You Ji and Lagun.”