Regal Beloit is announcing the official opening of its vast new electric motor stock, modification and distribution warehouse. Complementing existing UK stock held in Wellingborough, Regal’s EU central distribution hub provides instant access to multi-Megawatt motors direct to the UK market from the nearby Netherlands site.
US major Regal Beloit purchased the renowned Rotor brand in September 2010, and has combined this with its cost-effective and efficient Marathon Electric brand to provide customers across the UK with both depth and breadth of product choice. And with the announcement of the group’s new warehousing facility – thought to be the largest of its kind in the world – product availability will also be enhanced.
Mario Pistone, Vice President for Regal Beloit Corporation, Europe, explains: “Regal Beloit bv, previously known as Dutchi nl, has relocated to Eibergen in the Netherlands to share premises with its sister company, Rotor nl. This strategic move will result in Europe’s largest modification workshop, which will allow our customers to access special execution and non-standard electric motors very quickly. More importantly for the UK market though, the new facility will act as a stocking and modification hub, allowing our customers faster access to products and even more ready availability.”
The company believes the new facility to be the largest electric motor stock of its kind in the world, and it will supply single-phase, three-phase and MV machines in a range of frame sizes, plus higher-protection IP23 drip-proof motors up to 600KW, usually something customers could expect weeks or even moths for from other suppliers.
Lucie Hodkova, National Sales Manager for Regal Beloit UK comments: “The level of investment that has gone into this move is huge, and benefits all our customers in the UK. We will still carry profiled stock in the UK for our UK customers, including a wide range of premium Rotor motors and super competitive Marathon motors – Marathon being one of the most popular motor brands in the world. The combination of brands allows us to tailor our product offering precisely to our customer needs and then back it up with either high or low volumes and short delivery availability."
Visits for key customers
Lucie Hodkova continues: “We are arranging visits for key customers simply because the new operation is so impressive; it is certainly something to consider if you are a UK OEM, a reseller, or volume end user looking to make a change of supplier and wanting to know what is out there and the service level that is now on offer.”
Based in Wellingborough, Regal Beloit UK brings together the Marathon Electric, Leeson, and Rotor UK brands, providing a range of single-phase and three-phase motors including motors for unconventional or challenging environments such as ATEX explosion-proof motors, marine motors, and vibrator motors. The company also provides coolant pumps for machine tools, frequency inverters and worm gearboxes, as well as motor accessories, brakes, force ventilation units, encoders, and slide rails.
To find out more about the new electric motor stock, modification and distribution warehouse, and about the range of products available from Regal Beloit UK, visit www.regalbeloit.co.uk or email .