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Large drives partnership is a first

03 March, 2012

Siemens has appointed South Wales-based Industrial Automation & Control as its first solution partner in the UK to offer Siemens Large Drives’ full portfolio. IAC has been a Siemens solution partner for more than 20 years and is Siemens’ largest systems integrator in the UK.

“It is great to be able to enhance the successful partnership we already have with IAC by bringing it onboard as our first solution partner for our large drives business,” says Andrew Peters, divisional director for drive technologies at Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies. “This partnership provides greater access to the full portfolio of large drives solutions to customers throughout the UK.”

The photograph (above) shows Peters (right) with IAC’s managing director, Peter Lewis (left) and Siemens’ general manager, Geoff Hirst.

The new partnership will allow IAC to specify and install Siemens large drives with full technical support and expertise. For the partnership to continue, the certification process must be renewed every two years, ensuring that the partner’s expertise stays up-to-date and that any new products or technological developments are introduced and explained in depth.

“We are really pleased to be able to extend our Siemens offering by becoming a solution partner for the large drives division,” says IAC managing director, Peter Lewis. “It’s important for us to offer our customers the widest choice of high-quality solutions and the addition of Siemens Large Drives to our portfolio enables us to build on our existing services.”

IAC turns over £8m annually and has expanded over the past few years with subsidiaries being established in West Wales and South Africa. IAC specialises in variable speed drives for the metals and materials-handling markets, but also has experience in the food and beverage, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive and aeronautical sectors.

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