Siemens doubles its resource and capability for motion control
22 September 2010
Siemens has doubled its motion control capabilities in anticipation of future growth in this sector. A new partnership has been forged with HMK Technical Services based in Congleton, Cheshire to address the demands from OEMs and system integrators, while a newly formed team from within Siemens will focus on market development and specification within the end user markets.
Following 15 years of business partnership with Siemens, HMK has been elevated to a full Siemens Industry Automation & Drive Technologies Distribution partner with motion control responsibility. HMK is responding by investing in additional sales and technical staff, and establishing a southern office in High Wycombe.
The Siemens motion offering complements HMK's mechanical product portfolio to offer turnkey mechatronic packages that customers are now seeking. Carl Krajewski, managing director of HMK (pictured centre) says the combined 40-strong team is now partnering OEMs to develop complete machine systems, essentially outsourcing or closely complementing their technical departments. Services include pre-sales consultancy and post-sale technical and commissioning support. The focus is on improved operational efficiency, energy saving, environmental care and safety.
The new partnership was launched by Hans-Rainer Knobloch (right), global head of regional management for motion control systems and Andrew Peters (left), Siemens UK divisional director of drive technologies at the HMK Cheshire headquarters.
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