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Sparkling time with sparkling wine Members News
24/05/2024

Sparkling time with sparkling wine

May saw the Automate UK event team host the Denbies factory wine tour at Denbies Wine Estate situated on the North Downs.

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Machinery Update - May / June 2024
E-bulletins 14/05/2024

Machinery Update - May / June 2024

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Murray Gates announced as CEO for Westgate Global Members News
14/05/2024

Murray Gates announced as CEO for Westgate Global

Former Head of Sales & Marketing for Westgate Global, Murray Gates, has been appointed as CEO to advance Westgate Global’s growth strategy.

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FP-5-HP – High performance gantry for various applications. Enhances efficiency, expands workspace, and boosts uptime.
Members News 09/05/2024

FP-5-HP – High performance gantry for various applications. Enhances efficiency, expands workspace, and boosts uptime.

For the last 70 years, Güdel has been a market leader in intelligent technologies for motion. Through continuous improvement and innovation, Güdel helps its customers stay ahead by providing cutting-edge technologies

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Streamlining Fruit Packaging Factory Operations to Improve Profit, Quality and Efficiency Members News
07/05/2024

Streamlining Fruit Packaging Factory Operations to Improve Profit, Quality and Efficiency

The JBT Proseal and AutoCoding packaging line is a turnkey, end-to-end packaging automation solution that focuses on maintaining packaging throughput and packaging quality consistency

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95th Birthday of Company Founder Dr Karl Busch
Members News 29/04/2024

95th Birthday of Company Founder Dr Karl Busch

Dr Karl Busch travelled to the Netherlands with his wife Ayhan to attend this year’s international Busch Group Manager Meeting. The co-founder and co-owner of the world market leader, who celebrated his 95th birthday on April 20, 2024

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Automate BEST makes impression at MACH 2024 Members News
26/04/2024

Automate BEST makes impression at MACH 2024

Automate BEST had a successful week exhibiting at MACH 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham. Special thank you to all our BEST apprentice volunteers, and Scorpion Vision for sponsoring the demo led by their apprentice Kathryn Ray.

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Thatcher’s: A tour in Cider
Members News 24/04/2024

Thatcher’s: A tour in Cider

At Automate UK we deliver events that aim to inspire and educate our members, not to mention provide a fun networking opportunity for those attending. The latest tour around Thatcher’s Cider factory did not disappoint.

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Busch Vacuum Solutions to Host Central Vacuum Systems Webinar Members News
22/04/2024

Busch Vacuum Solutions to Host Central Vacuum Systems Webinar

Busch Vacuum Solutions announces a complimentary educational webinar on Central Vacuum Systems.

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Manufacturing data system enables 12%  increase in efficiency for Scottish bottlers
E-bulletins 17/04/2024

Manufacturing data system enables 12% increase in efficiency for Scottish bottlers

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