Astech Projects Goes from Strength to StrengthSuccessful first half of 2011 has been reflected in recent company growth
Leading automation systems developer, Astech Projects has experienced a particularly successful first half of the year, with revenue having more than trebled compared to the first half of 2010. Having secured recent orders in the Laboratory Automation arena, as well as the fully automated Xelair® Series 5 automated inhaler testing systems, the second half of 2011 has had a very positive start. Reflecting this success, and in order to provide consistent customer service and support across its growing customer base, Astech Projects has expanded its in-house team of Software Engineers and Project Managers. Furthermore, new additions to the sales team have resulted in orders from a range of industry sectors, including pharmaceutical, automotive and food.
As the newly appointed Business Development Manager, Alwyn Jones BEng, has over 12 years’ experience selling automation products, solutions and services to highly regulated industry sectors, such as pharma, healthcare and medical devices. Working for renowned market leaders in the specialist technology sectors of machine vision and robotics, Alwyn’s knowledge of the process and packaging arena will help build on existing success. Karl Booth BEng, Applications Engineer, brings 10 years’ of mechanical engineering experience in the motorsport industry. After three years in the biological containment sector, he has joined Astech Projects as an integral part of the team, to develop innovative technical solutions. As a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer, Luke Owen has over three years’ experience within a technical sales role. He recently joined Astech Projects as a Sales Engineer (Lab Automation), taking advantage of his expertise of materials handling and linear motion systems within the automation industry.
Anthony Moran, Director, Astech Projects, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Alwyn, Karl and Luke to the Astech team. Their combined experience enables us to continue extending our expertise into the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device sectors within processing and packaging. Having experienced a significant increase in sales so far this year, we are hoping to continue this success throughout the rest of 2011, and into 2012.”
For further information on Astech Projects and its complete portfolio of products and services, please visit www.astechprojects.com.
About Astech Projects
Astech Projects is an Engineering and Science based company supplying advanced automated systems to a worldwide customer base. Leaders in innovative design, Astech specialises in robotic applications supplying next generation technology to an enviable world-wide portfolio of blue chip clients. Astech has dedicated groups specialising in Drug Delivery Automation, Laboratory Automation and Special Applications. Astech also offers a comprehensive system support package called REACTS® providing peace of mind for the lifetime of a system.
Established in 1995, Astech has grown consistently to become a leading automation company. Astech holds ISO-9001 and TickIT accreditation and undergoes regular customer and third party quality audits. All design, manufacturing, software development and testing activities are undertaken at their specialist facility in Cheshire, UK. From here systems are shipped, installed and maintained worldwide. In 2009, in recognition of its outstanding achievements Astech secured the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
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