Festo appoints Acorn Industrial Services Ltd as the UK’s first Official Partner for Electrical Automation

Recognising ACORN® as a leading supplier of linear systems, Festo has taken the strategic decision to appoint a partner specifically for Festo electrical automation products. ACORN’s in-depth specialist product knowledge, award winning service and expert technical capabilities were a perfect fit for Festo, who have recently undergone a restructuring of their Official Partner network.

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ACORN is now set to become the UK’s first Festo electrical automation partner for linear actuators, positioning actuators, servo press systems and gantry handling solutions. This partnership has a focus on making it easy for machine builders, OEMs and automation end users to specify and set up automated systems.

Simon Gillingham, ACORN’s Linear Motion product manager, commented. “Moving into the supply of complete linear movement solutions is a major step forward for us. We are delighted to be working with Festo, an established leader in automation technology. This partnership will enable us to provide customers with complete handling systems and linear axes, quickly configured and quoted along with data sheets and CAD models”. He added “This will be a huge time and cost saving benefit to design engineers. Once the application requirements have been defined and agreed, we can then propose a complete solution, comprising components that will all work together. Having all the components available from a single supplier will provide customers with the reassurance that the system components will work together perfectly.”

The appointment will enable ACORN to deliver complete movement solutions to customers requiring easy setup of linear gantry systems, linear axes, linear actuators and servo press systems.

When asked about the new appointment, Indirect Sales Manager for Festo, Steve Land, said: “In order to complement our industry-leading direct sales operations, we have taken the strategic decision to only work with partners who live up to the requirements that customers place on Festo as a performance leader. The quality of our partners is therefore a key element in the new network, alongside ensuring regional coverage. Our Official Partners have been selected because they can provide a combination of expert service and in-depth product knowledge, as well as demonstrating their commitment to our company objectives.”

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd provides full service supply solutions on engineering components to an international customer base. Their impressive stockholding of over six million items is available from regional distribution centres throughout the UK.

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd is part of Axel Johnson International, a privately owned Swedish industrial group of more than 90 companies in 25 countries, with combined annual sales of €750 million. Axel Johnson International drives business development and growth through a long-term approach to ownership in strategic niche markets, primarily technical components and solutions for industrial processes. Axel Johnson International is organised in four business groups: Cargo Securing Solutions, Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Lifting Solutions. www.axinter.com

ACORN’s Linear Division
Email: linear@acorn-ind.co.uk
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