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01 December, 2009

♦  Following the decision by the Finnish enclosure manufacturer Ensto to pull its stock and sales out of the UK, its long-time distributor MGB Electrical has increased its stock of Ensto products and is now its main UK partner. MGB, based in Tring, Hertfordshire, has the facility to customise enclosures and is currently machining around 2,000 enclosures per week. The company is approved to assembly hazardous area EExe enclosures and has Link-Up approval.

♦  The future of the high-voltage motor manufacturer ATB Laurence Scott and its 185 employees has been secured after its owner, the Austrian motor-maker ATB bought the freehold for its Gothic Works factory in Norwich. ATB had been leasing the site, which was sold separately by Laurence Scott’s former owner, FKI. ATB had considered moving the operation elsewhere in Europe but did not want to lose the skilled workforce, which has grown from around 120 in 2007.

♦  Nanotec, the German manufacturer of stepper motors and positioning controls, has appointed Staffordshire-based Alldrives & Controls as its distributor for the UK and Ireland.

♦  Sick (UK) is reconfiguring its sales force and increasing its size by 10% to position it for the future. The sales team is now organised into teams dedicated to commercial goods, manufacturing, logistics automation and distributor support.

♦  Rittal has launched a service to modify its enclosures to UK users’ specifications, adding features such as holes, cut-outs and engraving. The service will offer five working day delivery.




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