Power and control systems specialist, The Automated Technology Group, welcomed the local MP to cut the ribbon on its brand-new site in Stafford on 29 May. The strategically located facility has been opened to provide the base for the launch of the group’s service division.
Mark Grant, Service Business Manager, and Directors of The Automated Technology Group invited recently re-elected Conservative MP for Stafford, Jeremy Lefroy, to perform the official opening of the new premises at Staffordshire Technology Park. Jeremy Lefroy welcomed the group’s investment in Stafford and the new jobs created by the launch of the company’s service operation. The MP then joined The Automated Technology Group’s staff and members of the press for lunch to celebrate this important milestone.
The Automated Technology Group is the UK’s largest independent supplier of control and power solutions for industrial automation and operates within all major industry sectors. Explained Mark Grant, “Our dynamic automation and power distribution systems drive the production lines, supply chains and service delivery of many blue-chip brands including Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Heathrow Airport, BAE Systems, Thames Water and Tata Steel. We aim to provide bespoke support in partnership with our clients and the formation of a dedicated service division will allow us to deliver our service operations in a more structured and comprehensive way to both existing and new customers, including those with equipment manufactured by other suppliers.” He continued, “The launch of our service operation will also ensure that our clients achieve maximum asset utilisation and minimum downtime during the full life cycle of their systems, as well as benefit from upgrade and retrofit opportunities.”
The new site at Staffordshire Technology Park is strategically located to support The Automated Technology Group’s power and controls clients, being situated just four miles from junction 14 of the M6 and also close to the M1. The office area includes a meeting room with video conferencing technology to facilitate communication with the group’s other main sites in Silsoe and Kings Norton, as well as with customers. In addition, the site’s IT infrastructure allows remote dial-in to clients’ control systems.
About The Automated Technology Group
The Automated Technology Group is the UK’s largest independent supplier of control and power solutions for industrial automation. Headquartered in Silsoe, Bedfordshire, the group also has sites in Birmingham, Stafford and Bedford. Operating within all major industry sectors, the group designs, delivers and supports end-to-end solutions with a proven blend of creativity, confidence and control. Its solutions drive the production lines and supply chains of many leading companies including BAA, BAE Systems, Bentley, British Sugar, Coca-Cola, Hanson Cement, Jaguar Land Rover, Kraft, Scottish Power, Tata Steel and Thames Water.