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Turkington Industries join the ABB partner network to deliver improved automation to the food industry

Turkington Industries, an engineering company specialising in the supply of advanced automation systems primarily to the bakery industries, has joined ABB’s Robotic Partner Network. The company designs, builds, tests and commissions bespoke automated systems for a wide range of applications, including tray de-panning, strap handling, second packaging and palletising.

With an established global operation, Turkington Industries based in Burley, Lancashire is one of the latest companies to participate in the ABB Global Partner Program and is now equipped to extend their offer to include robot-based automation. The partnership will see both companies working together on projects to utilise ABB’s extensive range of robotic solutions. In addition, Turkington Industries will be provided with sales, marketing, technical, application and service support as well as software training for all employees.

Turkington Industries bespoke systems are of the highest quality seen in the food industry and are designed and built for use in both high risk and low risk areas of food industry processing. All Turkington Industries systems are modular and designed to allow easy integration with each customer’s unique products, and now thanks to the partnership, standard integration with ABB products.

Ian Schofield, Account Manager for ABB’s robotics business, comments, "Turkington Industries is well-established in the bakery segment, with a proven track record across a range of specialist sectors. By working with Turkington Industries we can ensure that their customers get the most suitable robotic solutions for their needs, and provide the company with the opportunities to develop and expand its own brand."

Anthony Morant, Technical Director for Turkingtons, comments, "By combining the industrial quality of ABB robotics with the application competencies of Turkington Industries automation we are confident that we can expand our food industry automation and end of line packaging solutions, whilst maintaining a fast, accurate and reliable service."

"As an ABB partner, we will be able to offer customers the benefits of a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week customer service, plus fast response times to any problems incurred. ABB is a recognised force within the manufacturing sector, supplying a wide range of industries with great applications. We are delighted to have entered this partnership and have already begun to see the positive results," says Morant.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Turkington Industries to ABB’s Global Partnership Program and work with a company whose reputation speaks for itself. Through this partnership, we hope to continue the expansion into the food sector and to offer Turkington Industries customers a more cost-effective, standardised approach to automated technology." comments Schofield.

ABB’s Global Partner Program is structured to enable further business opportunities between ABB partners providing global possibilities for business ventures.

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