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Linear motion specialist acquires UK automation firm

08 December, 2014

The UK-based linear motion specialist Hepcomotion has acquired the automation specialist, Severn Automation, located in Telford, Shropshire. The new business will trade as HepcoAutomation, and will keep Severn’s existing staff and premises. No details of the transaction have been revealed.

Severn, which specialises in bespoke automation systems, has been working closely with HepcoMotion for more than 18 months. The new operation will boost its manufacturing capacity substantially, providing it with the ability to use Hepco’s main manufacturing plant in Tiverton, Devon, to build certain machine elements.

“With our long-established experience in linear motion and Severn’s undoubted motion control expertise, we will be able to satisfy a much broader range of customers’ requirements,” says HepcoMotion’s sales director, Christopher Rees.

Severn Automation’s previous part-owner, Mark Bragg, will be general manager of the new operation and will work closely with Hepco’s UK network of sales engineers.

Severn Automation, now renamed HepcoAutomation, specialises in bespoke systems

“We are looking forward to an exciting future working as part of Hepco and the possibilities this new venture will bring,” he says. “The work that Severn Automation undertakes is a perfect match for Hepco and its range of linear products. Now, as HepcoAutomation, we can give the customer the option of a complete turnkey solution from design concept to completion.”

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