SMC and Power Panels sign national integrator agreement

29 May 2014

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Power Panels Electrical Systems is announcing the signing of a national agreement with SMC Pneumatics (UK) Ltd.

SMC has over 50 years’ experience in the pneumatics, fluid power and automation markets and is renowned for its commitment to innovation. In 2013 Forbes magazine recognised SMC as one of the top 100 most innovative companies in the world for the third consecutive year. Its UK manufacturing operation is based in Milton Keynes alongside its European Technical Centre. Claiming the largest and most diverse offer within its market sector, SMC supports the UK market with a nationwide team of more than 80 technically trained sales engineers.

The agreement sees Power Panels appointed as a national integration partner for SMC, with the two companies combining their respective engineering and manufacturing knowledge – utilising the innovation within the SMC organisation and their products, to offer customers added-value systems in electrical, electronic and electro-pneumatic control systems and assemblies.

Power Panels, who are based in the West Midlands and employ over 200 people at their manufacturing site, already work with OEMs in a wide variety of market sectors including machine tool, medical, printing, packaging, food processing and semiconductor industries.

The agreement was officially signed at the recent Drives and Controls and MACH Exhibition by Steve Bangs (SMC UK Managing Director) and Tony Hague (PP Managing Director).

Tony Hague comments: “We continually look for ways to improve the quality and diversity of the solution we offer our customers, and as such it is vital that we forge close links with other leading technology providers. We have been working closely with SMC for a number of years and the signing of this agreement further strengthens our relationship and intent to jointly provide the very best service and value to our customers.”

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