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ATB merges UK motor-manufacturing businesses into one group

Tuesday Sep 22nd - 14:13

UK motor specialists ATB Laurence Scott, ATB Morley and ATB Special Products, subsidiaries of ATB Group Austria Antriebstechnik AG, have joined forces under one banner, ATB Group UK Ltd.

ATB Laurence Scott, ATB Morley and ATB special products are amongst Britain’s oldest manufacturers of electric drive systems, with over 300 years of combined experience. This rich heritage in the electrical engineering industry serves as testament to the reliability and quality of the companies’ products and to their ethos of designing equipment to customer-specific requirements.

The companies merged into one legal entity, ATB Group UK Ltd, on September 1st. The group will focus on niche markets, close customer relationships and utilising its extensive experience and competencies as electrical engineering businesses, to provide customers with the optimum motor solution across numerous industries.

The merger will unlock operational benefits, as the companies will be able to share resources and facilities, allowing for a more flexible approach to future business.

Continuous innovation will be a key focus for ATB Group UK, which will utilise its development and manufacturing expertise to bring a range of new products to market. In October of this year, the group will unveil its VFD motor for mining applications, which uses the latest technology and topology.

The companies will continue to operate from their existing sites, but now under one management team, with one mission; helping customers to create world leading solutions in terms of performance and reliability.

Although ATB Group UK is a recent establishment, its electrical engineering roots trace back to 1883 with the Laurence Scott business. Accordingly, the group will adopt the tagline ‘Electrical Engineers since 1883’.

Whilst the established brands of Special Products, Morley and Laurence Scott will be preserved, this merger signals the start of a new chapter for the manufacturers. And, if the future of these companies is to be judged by their past achievements, ATB Group UK will be successful in driving UK motor manufacturing into a new era.

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