Britain's largest independent materials handling group reports another excellent business year

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Publication date: 1 June 2000

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(2000), "Britain's largest independent materials handling group reports another excellent business year", Assembly Automation, Vol. 20 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/aa.2000.03320bab.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Britain's largest independent materials handling group reports another excellent business year

Britain's largest independent materials handling group reports another excellent business year

Keywords: Automotive industry, Conveyors

Geoff Hunt, Managing Director of the Worcester-based Excel Automation Group has reported excellent growth during 1999 despite a decline in business from the automotive industry sector, for many years representing more than 55 percent of the organisation's core business. Year-end results to December 1999 will top »6.5m turnover, with a newly introduced modular conveyor already making a contribution to a successful year.

Growth for Britain's largest independent materials handling group has been achieved by greater diversification into the field of logistics with storage and retrieval systems for distribution centres and warehousing operations, introduction of a new level of laser-guided AGV control technology, and the launch of a new range of standard modular conveyors, the UB Series. When asked if this was optimism, Kevin Staines replied, "within four weeks of launching the new UB Series conveyor we received orders totalling »200,000. This must be seen as an indication of how customers value the time we have devoted in bringing to market a truly exceptional powered roller conveyor at an affordable price".

Year 2000 is expected to see a significant leap in the contribution made by the Conveyor Division towards the Groups turnover as it expands its standard range of conveyors, target growth around 30 percent for standard conveyors is anticipated, spearheading sales will be the UB Series. "Launched in direct competition to the well-established line-shaft conveyor design, the UB series is assured success due to its superior level of specification", comments Kevin Staines, Sales and Marketing Director. "The UB Series operates at higher speeds than alternate designs, generates a smooth constant operational speed, is quieter, requires considerably less maintenance and features a totally enclosed drive mechanism that brings a new level of safety to the conveying market. It will be the number one selling conveyor for the foreseeable future".

For further information please contact: Kevin Staines, Excel Automation, Gregory's Bank, Worcester WR3 8AB. Tel: +44 (0) 1905 721500; Fax: +44 (0) 1905 613024; E-mail: kevin.staines@excel-automation.co.uk; Website: www.excel-automation.co.uk