Atkin Automation celebrates 10 years with Shung Dar

Atkin Automation, part of Group Rhodes based in Wakefield, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary as the UK and Ireland distributor for Taiwanese company Shung-Dar Industrial Co.


The company started working in partnership with Shung-Dar in 2008 and for the past decade Atkin Automation has been a distributor for Shung-Dar’s growing range of coil stamping and processing equipment for carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium processing plants.  Today, the full product portfolio includes automatic slitting lines, cut-to-length lines, combined lines and multi-blanking lines.


Geoff Barker, Sales Manager at Atkin Automation, said: “We’re proud to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary as a distributor of Shung-Dar’s coil processing equipment for the steel and aluminium industries.  The relationship has been a success as our two businesses share the same values. Our mutual goal is to deliver high-quality products and services, focus on innovation and the use of technology and ensure we take care of our skilled workforce.  We look forward to many more years of partnering with Shung-Dar.”


To mark the 10th anniversary of the distributorship, the President of the business, Mr Yang, his son Jason and nephew Sales manager Shawn Yang travelled to Wakefield to visit the new Atkin premises. Speaking at the company after a presentation on Shung-Dar’s expanding product range, Mr Yang said “It is fantastic to be celebrating the 10 year anniversary with Atkin Automation.  Over the past decade, both of our businesses have grown significantly and we have also developed our range to provide a complete smart press stamping line for one stop service to steel and aluminium producers and stockholders.”


Atkin Automation is part of Group Rhodes, an advanced manufacturer of capital equipment for the metal forming, clay working and materials handling industries. Atkin Automation, originally WT Atkin, is renowned for the high quality of its coil processing line equipment and has a long history of serving both UK and international markets, including sectors as diverse as automotive, white goods and construction.


Metalforming sister companies to Atkin Automation within the Group Rhodes family include Rhodes Interform, Crescent Machinery, HME, John Shaw, Fielding and Platt, Henry Berry and Chester Hydraulics. A full range of associated equipment manufacture and aftermarket services ensures that Group Rhodes remains at the forefront of the UK metalforming industry.


For more information about Atkin Automation please visit the website or contact the sales department on + (44) 1924 37 11 61.