Acorn Industrial Services, the Rotherham-based distributor of power transmission products and linear systems, has relocated its three warehouses into a single 3,700m2 distribution centre at Hellaby.
Parvalux, the Bournemouth-based manufacturer of AC and DC geared motors, has launched a service to source and supply related products for its customers. It has set up a network of suppliers to provide all of the items on a bill of material.
The UK Government has announced plans to invest £35m to fund research into robotics and autonomous systems as part of a £600m programme to promote eight areas of science and technology that it believes will help to propel the UK’s future growth.
The number of industrial robots sold in the UK hit an all-time high of 2,476 in 2012, almost doubling the previous record of 1,336 set in 2011.