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Belgrave & Powell acquires Autotech Robotics

16 March 2021

SPECIALIST ENGINEERING services group, Belgrave & Powell has acquired 100% of the shares of Plymouth-based Autotech Robotics. The new acquisition will form part of Belgrave & Powell’s Machine Technology Group (MTG) which comprises some of the leading UK specialists in high quality machine tool products, robotics and automation covering a wide variety of applications for rail, aerospace, gas turbine, oil & gas, energy and automotive sectors.

The new Autotech Robotics acquisition is complimentary to MTG’s recently announced robotics & automation platform and compliments their other group businesses to provide services not only across the UK but also internationally in their SME and larger corporate engineering clients. Autotech Robotics was established in 1989 and has been a high quality provider and integrator of robotic systems across a wide of sectors in the automotive, aerospace, marine and metal processing industries. Led by founder and Managing Director, Graham Gilbert, the business comprises some of the UK’s leading experts in robotic applications and process knowledge.

Paul Ward, a partner in Belgrave & Powell, will lead the company as part of Belgrave & Powell’s Machine Technology Group and commented; “As a group we are really pleased with the acquisition as the founder Graham has built a great team and reputation able to provide specialised applications knowhow and service capability for integration of robotics. Coupled with our other machine tool, engineering and automation specialists, the Machine Technology Group now has sizeable scale and capability across a range of robotic and automation platforms. Our focus will be on automated cells for machine loading, vision systems, robotic welding, cutting, forming, painting and handling principally for the metal working industries initially but followed with other sector growth.“

Belgrave and Powell is a UK based specialist engineering services group with activities including specialist machine tool services, tooling manufacture and distribution operating from facilities in Preston, Tamworth & Plymouth. Businesses in the group include Weld UK, Dean Smith & Grace, GAC Rail, Techni-grind, Maydown International, Addison Forming Technologies and now Autotech Robotics.