Drives and Automation Becomes Solution Partner for Siemens

  • Worksop-based Drives and Automation will help Siemens strengthen Large Drives within its comprehensive portfolio

Drives and Automation has been appointed a new Large Drives Solution Partner by Siemens UK and Ireland as the industrial giant increases focus on growing its business in low voltage large drives in the Midlands and North of England.

Drives and Automation was established in 2001 and has already demonstrated its expertise in installing many Siemens technology solutions in the Midlands and North of England over the last decade.  The company specialises in applying drive system knowledge to many industries, particularly food packaging, steel, textiles and paper, with Sinamics AC/DC drive modules, motors, encoders and braking resistors, along with a design/consultancy service, installation and commissioning, and maintenance and service support. 

Drives and Automation director John Goodwin was delighted to be joining the Siemens Large Drives Solution Partner network: “Understanding how machines should work, and work efficiently for their asset life, is just part of what we do for our customers, and being part of the trusted Siemens worldwide network of Solution Partners is a great endorsement of the quality of our work across many industry sectors.“

Siemens Solution Partners are part of a growing global network, certified by Siemens with quality and control standards that are uniform worldwide.  Each partner provides outstanding expertise in its field, combining that with system expertise from the Siemens portfolio to optimally fulfil every project with professionalism and efficiency. 

Geoff Hirst, Siemens general manager (Large Drives), commented: “We value long-term co-operation and companies who share our commitment to providing the best service and support.  Expertise and professionalism are just some of the factors, right through from initial consultation to bespoke technology solutions and service.  We’re delighted to welcome Drives and Automation into this partnership.“

Siemens Solution Partners help customers in many industries improve the quality of their technology solutions through outstanding industry and technical knowledge, by optimising availability, performance and energy efficiency, increasing throughput and profitability and improving safety and security.  Significant savings in long-term production costs and future-oriented automation solutions can be achieved through the tailored support of Siemens Solution Partners.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No.1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the internet at