VarioDrive to distribute Parker drives in Netherlands

06 December 2006

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VarioDrive, a leading Dutch systems automation, engineering and distribution company, has been appointed an official partner of Parker SSD Drives, part of Parker Hannifin, one of the world's largest manufacturers of motion and control technology. In particular, VarioDrive will be promoting Parker SSD Drives' extensive range of AC, DC and servo drives and extending its technical and customer support for variable speed motor control applications throughout industry.

Parker SSD Drives was formerly known as Eurotherm and is recognised for its innovative drive technology and expertise in the field of industrial automation. Similarly, VarioDrive has built its reputation on the quality, performance and reliability of its automation products and systems from leading global suppliers, and the skill, experience and knowledge of its sales and technical teams.

Dirk Goudswaard, Director of VarioDrive, explains: "The partnership with Parker SSD Drives will enable us to offer our customers new and exciting opportunities in automation technology, which complement our existing range of products from both Parker and other leading brands. In particular, the expertise that Parker SSD Drives has in variable speed motor control will help us develop systems that can improve the precision, consistency and productivity of the production, process and handling lines used by our customers throughout The Netherlands".

Mike Carman, Director of International Sales for Parker SSD Drives, adds: "This is the first time that our full range of AC and DC drives and servos, plus touch-screen and human-machine interface (HMI) products have been available in The Netherlands through a single, dedicated source. Perhaps more importantly, VarioDrives has extensive knowledge and experience of many different industries, giving them the ability to support our products and add considerable value for OEMs and end users in each application".

The joint capabilities of the two companies will make their offering particularly effective in demanding or critical applications, where the high level of performance from Parker SSD Drives' products deliver significant value. These applications include web tensioning and winding in the paper, printing and converting sectors; and component positioning and motion control in the packaging, textile and electronics industries.

About Parker SSD Drives

Parker SSD Drives is part of the Automation Division of Parker Hannifin. SSD Drives, formerly known as Eurotherm, was founded in 1974 and is a major designer and manufacturer of AC, DC and servo drives and motors. As part of the Parker Hannifin global organisation, SSD Drives has the experience, knowledge and strength to provide customers throughout industry with motion control products, systems and services that are claimed to offer an unrivalled level of technical and commercial advantage.

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