Siemens Appoints First Large Drives Technical Partner

Manchester-based Technique has been appointed the first Large Drives Technical Partner by Siemens UK and Ireland. 

Technique will be responsible for helping Siemens continue to grow its Large Drives business in the UK.  Technique was established at Trafford Park, Manchester, 12 years ago, from where it provides drive system support for a project’s entire lifecycle, from design and build to integration, retro-fits, obsolescence support and repair and maintenance programmes.  Its in-house technical support capabilities were a major factor in Siemens‘ selection as a Large Drives Partner. 

Technique‘s managing director Andy Love said: “We have always led the company from an engineering perspective as we evolved from the drives service industry, and like Siemens, we look for long-term relationships with our customers.  Having the enhanced support of Siemens‘ superb engineering expertise is a great strength and we’re looking forward to continued growth in integrated drive systems engineering.“

Technique will be the first Siemens Large Drives Technical Partner to stock and supply SINAMICS drives up to 560 kW, and up to 800 kW in linked drives for projects, holding stock to ensure it can respond quickly to customers.  The company has significant automation expertise within the food, beverage, packaging and plastics industries, and more recently has been working in the steel, minerals, petro-chemical and energy-from-waste industries.

Mike Houghton is MD of Siemens UK and Ireland’s Process Industries and Drives, and he welcomed Andy Love of Technique to the Siemens HQ in Manchester last month.  Mike commented: “Siemens industry knowledge is second to none in the important drive system sector and we’re building a network of trusted large drives technical partners to help us provide future-proof, customised solutions, backed by global and local service support.  We’re delighted to welcome Technique on board as the first Partner of this type.“

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PHOTO-CAPTION: (l-r) Mike Houghton of Siemens welcomes Andy Love of Technique as the first Siemens Drives Technical Partner

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