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AIM Engineering partners with ABB to diversify service offering

07 April 2009

Aerospace and automotive automation specialists, AIM Engineering is now partnering with ABB Robotics to diversify its service offering and provide customers with a complete automation turnkey service. Read more

As one of the latest companies to participate in the ABB Global Partner Program, AIM Engineering Ltd, based in Manchester, now has access to a wealth of information and tools to help it provide robot-based automation systems.

The privately owned company, which has an annual turnover of £15 million, offers system integration and fully automated solutions, alongside long-term maintenance contracts which guarantee 24/7/365 production. With extensive experience of working within a wide range of sectors, including the Automotive and Aerospace industries, AIM Engineering have successfully implemented a wide range of applications including robotic weld cells, component and seat manufacturing, foundry work and machining feeding centres. By working with ABB, the company can now look to continue expanding its offering for a wider range of industries and applications.

Speaking about the new partnership, Dave Ashmole, Operations Manager for AIM Engineering Ltd comments; "We are delighted to enter this partnership with ABB and hopefully a new era for our business. Working with ABB will help us to diversify our accounts and lead us into new sectors. We want to use the knowledge we have gained and share our resources with ABB to expand our business opportunities."

With experience of working with ABB and its products, including supporting ABB on its bespoke gripper systems, the team at AIM Engineering is confident that the support ABB will offer can help the company to offer a solution to every customer, in any sector.

Ashmole continues, "ABB offers a great deal of support and with the company's reputation, we are confident that just association will be reflected in the perception of our company. ABB has the track record and reputation to help us ensure we can diversify and expand our company expertise at the same time."

Commenting on ABB's latest partner, Matthew Rollins, Account Manager for ABB's UK robotics business comments, "AIM Engineering Ltd already offers a diverse range of turnkey design and manufacture projects including robotic automation systems, assembly tables, mechanical handling and production aiding tooling. It is a great opportunity for both our businesses to learn from each other."

Spreckley continues, "By working with AIM, we can ensure that its customers continue to get the most suitable robotic solutions and the company has the opportunities to develop and expand its own brand and the sectors in which it currently operates."

AIM Engineering Ltd is one of the latest companies to participate in the ABB Global Partner Program, designed to provide ABB's partners with the tools and information to succeed in an expanding market for robot-based automation. AIM Engineering Ltd will be provided with sales, marketing, technical, application and service support as well as software training for all employees. ABB's Global Partner Program is structured to enable further business opportunities between ABB partners providing global possibilities for business ventures.

For more information about the potential benefits of integrating robots into your production process, please email robotics@gb.abb.com or call 01908 350 300.

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