Siemens has appointed two new Large Drives Solution Partners as it increases focus on growing its Large Drives business in the UK. Drives and Automation, based in Worksop, and NCE, based in Glasgow, are companies with significant pedigrees in the areas of designing and supporting motor drives and control systems. They join existing Large Drives Solution Partners Iconsys and IAC in being able to provide engineering expertise and project management to Siemens customers in many industry sectors across the UK.

NCE specialises in power systems for marine and offshore and the oil and gas industry, and has a 30-year pedigree, with its own production facilities in Glasgow.  Drives and Automation is based in Worksop and specialises in drive system integration and process line applications, particularly with food packaging, textile and paper industries.  Both are already supplying Siemens technology solutions for industry, including Sinamics AC/DC drive modules, and both have extensive in-house design, installation and commissioning services.

Siemens Solution Partners are part of a growing global network of over 1400 companies, certified by Siemens with quality and control standards that are uniform worldwide.  Each partner provides outstanding expertise in its field, combining that with system expertise from the Siemens portfolio to optimally fulfil every project with professionalism and efficiency.  As well as providing Siemens drive and automation systems, they also cover power distribution.

Geoff Hirst is Siemens general manager (Large Drives) and he commented: “We value long-term co-operation and companies who share our commitment to providing the best performance and support.  Expertise and professionalism are just some of the factors, right through from initial consultation to bespoke technology solutions and service.  By welcoming these two experienced companies into our Solution Partner network, we are significantly strengthening our support to Large Drives customers.“

Siemens Solution Partners help customers in many industries improve the quality of their technology solutions through outstanding industry and technical knowledge, by optimising availability, performance and energy efficiency, increasing throughput and profitability and improving safety and security.  Significant savings in long-term production costs and future-oriented automation solutions can be achieved through the tailored support of Siemens Solution Partners.

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