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Global engineering service provider Advanced Tooling Systems (ATS) has established a dedicated division for its supply of packaging equipment and complete packing line solutions for a variety of end markets including FMCG, Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Chemical and Automotive.
ATS Packaging Machinery is being headed by Technical Sales and Product Manager Richard Aitchison (pictured). Richard has over 25 years’ experience in capital equipment sales, with the past ten dedicated to the development and sales of a variety of packaging machinery throughout the world including Europe, India, China, and North America.
The company is now launching a range of in-house designed capping machinery, alongside bottle unscramblers and pump and trigger feeding systems as part of its complete system offering for the design and installation of bespoke filling lines and automated packing line solutions.
“ATS has a proud history in product design, development and manufacturing, working on projects for many of the world’s leading companies,” explained Richard Aitchison. “We have harnessed this in-depth knowledge and expertise to support the packaging industry, with individual equipment and specially-designed complete lines that deliver efficiency, ease of use and reliability. The new division will provide the ideal showcase for our capabilities.”
Established in 2003, the ATS Group’s capabilities include aerospace modelling, automaton equipment and fixtures, tooling and specialist machinery, design and prototyping, and moulding and assembly, offering a complete service that takes projects from initial concepts to delivered parts. The company’s extensive manufacturing capabilities comprise CAD / CAM, CNC machinery, pattern making, mould tool manufacture, sheet metal fabrication, 3D-design, control system design and machine control software. It has three factories in the South-East of England with satellite design, service and support facilities in the North, as well as a support operation in Asia.
“We are very excited to be further expanding our operations with the opening of the packaging machinery division,” commented ATS managing director Adrian Gander. “In particular, Richard’s wide-ranging experience will be invaluable in helping customers meet their specific packing requirements with efficient, value-adding solutions.”