New Managing Director for HMK Automation & Drives Ltd

Gary Kitchin (left), formerly Sales Director for HMK has been appointed the new Managing Director as of June 15th, 2011. HMK is the largest independent supplier of drive automation products in the market. Servicing the OEM and System Integrator sectors, HMK provides innovative solutions and sub-systems to their diverse customer bases.

HMK has unrivalled applications experience and a world leading engineering team and Kitchin has aggressive plans to build on this foundation and grow the business with a 2014 sales target of £10m.

Kitchin adds “Last year we became a full Siemens Industry Automation & Drive Technologies Distribution partner with motion control responsibility. In order to build on the solutions we can offer our customers we have recently signed a sole UK Distributor agreement with BAHR Modultechnik based in Germany. This new partnership significantly strengthens our mechanical offering”.

“These mechatronic packages are what our customers are demanding, “ comments Kitchin. “We are now partnering OEMs to develop complete machine solutions, we have invested in our pre-sales consultancy and post- sale technical and commissioning teams. Our focus is to ultimately deliver solutions for improved operational efficiency, energy saving, environmental care and safety”.

HMK Automation & Drives website