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ABB's UK robotics business has added Gloucester-based independent automation and robotics specialist, CKF Systems Ltd to its exclusive Authorised Value Provider network in the UK. The accreditation was awarded in recognition of CKF's success in delivering integrated robotic solutions to the food industry that improve efficiencies and long term sustainability.
Benefitting from a growing trend in manufacturers turning to automation to secure a competitive advantage, CKF recently delivered its 35th solution utilising ABB robots across a range of picking, packing and palletising applications from 3kg to 250kg capacity.
As an Authorised Value Provider, CKF Systems will have access to a full range of support and expertise from ABB, including training and will be able to offer automation solutions incorporating the latest ABB robot technologies and software.
Alan Spreckley, Channel Development Manager, ABB Limited, recently visited CKF Systems to present a commemorative plaque and underline ABB's commitment to further strengthening its collaboration with the company.
"CKF Systems has played a valuable role in helping ABB to build its presence in the food industry through the provision of integrated robotic solutions tailored to the needs of customers," says Alan.
"From computer simulation of the robot movements through to programming and commissioning, CKF is a totally self-sufficient business underpinned by a commitment to providing the best possible solution to any challenge," he continues. "The award of Authorised Value Provider accreditation recognises CKF's expertise across all areas of automation, from project management and design engineering through to controls and system integration and on-going customer support."
Responding to CKF's appointment as an ABB Authorised Value Provider, Kevin Staines, Sales Director, CKF Systems, says: "We are delighted that a company of ABB's stature should recognise our work in this way. ABB has an outstanding record of achievement in the field of robotics and our customers rely upon us to work with exceptional products and software, backed by the highest standards of service and training."
ABB's Authorised Value Provider programme has been created to build a network of experienced partners offering the latest technology, expert support and training for customers in specific key industries. To ensure that customers receive the best solutions for their applications, every Authorised Value Provider is first subjected to a strict selection process, requiring them to demonstrate their knowledge of specific markets and their ability to deliver the right products and services in the best possible way.
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