Atkin Automation reports rise in enquiries


An increase in demand for sheet metal and consumer products across Europe has led to a number of orders for new equipment, machine upgrades and spare parts for Atkin Automation.


Atkin Automation currently is undertaking two large machinery orders for imminent delivery including:


  • The refurbishment of a hydraulic shear which is to be coupled with a new servo roll feed and existing leveler to form a cut to length line to process Teflon-coated steel for the manufacture of bakeware.
  • A complete pneumatic cut-to-length line to process 100mm x 1mm stainless steel which is a repeat of a recent line that Atkin Automation supplied to the German subsidiary of the UK Company.

Geoff Barker, Sales Manager for Atkin Automation, explains: “We are really pleased to be celebrating these contract wins for machinery sales and refurbishment.  Although 2020 was a challenging year for us, many companies with coil processing equipment are now gearing up to meet increased demand from various industries and we are excited to be working on a number of new projects.”


The company’s new contract wins include carrying out an upgrade to the control systems on four Atkin Servo Roll feeds for two customers based in Leeds and the Midlands.  Atkin Automation has also secured a contract to manufacture a new BHP-style heavy duty 450mm wide servo feed for a customer in the Midlands.


In addition, Atkin Automation is celebrating an order to create an updated version of an Atkin-designed unique special purpose machine which was supplied to a UK customer around 20 years ago.


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.