AWL expands its portfolio in the United Kingdom and Ireland13.12.2017 - 13:38
Thursday, November 30th, the AWL Group bought ICS Robotics and Automation Ltd, a robotic welding and automation specialist based in the UK. AWL has bought 100% of the shares of ICS, which will continue to operate under its own name and with its current management team.
ICS Robotics and Automation Ltd has been in the business of robotic welding and automation since 1989. They have a strong and satisfied customer base throughout the UK and Ireland. Their customers come from a wide range of industries including automotive, agricultural, medical and general manufacturing. “In their smart machine designs we see a match with AWL. ICS are continuously looking for machine functionality that will add best value for their customers”, said Brand van ‘t Hof, CEO AWL.
The people and culture of ICS match very well with AWL. ICS is a company with strong roots and competence in engineering that cares for its employees, customers and other business partners. “We really respect how Beverly and Martin Templeman have built their team and market position, based on strong core values and ‘customer first’ approach”, explained Pieter-Matthijs Fegel, CFO AWL.
ICS will continue as an independent entity within the AWL Group. The company will maintain its own name, unique approach and market position. Cooperation with AWL will be built, where it adds value to both parties, to supply customers with even better solutions. “We are proud to be joining AWL and becoming part of such a successful global automation company and excited about the product enhancements and benefits to our customers that our technical collaboration will bring”, said Martin Templeman, Technical Director ICS.back to overview