An Open Day for customers and suppliers on 19th September celebrated the opening of the new 7,450 m² manufacturing and operation centre for Rotork UK in Leeds. The new £8 million facility was officially opened by Rotork Chief Executive Peter France and Chairman Roger Lockwood.
Guests enjoyed a buffet lunch, followed by the official ‘Ribbon Cutting’ and factory tours encompassing the Demo/Training Room, showcasing the entire Rotork product range. On the shop floor were Gears, Fluid Systems and Skilmatic stations, showcasing products manufactured at Leeds, and the Rotork UK station, showcasing Rotork UK capabilities.
Rotork UK is active in all industry sectors including the power, water and chemical industries. The Leeds facility supplies actuation solutions and service support to companies throughout the UK and Ireland, providing sales and customer support operations for Rotork Controls, Rotork Gears and Rotork Fluid Systems. The centre also houses Rotork Site Services, providing 24/7 support of companies and industries throughout the UK.
As a Rotork Centre of Excellence (providing best practices, research, support and training), the Leeds facility offers complete valve solutions. The dedicated team is trained and qualified to serve customers with custom-engineered solutions and complete project management – from contract award through assembly, test and inspection, to installation, commissioning and finally service, preventative maintenance and life of plant support.
Rotork Gears manufactures gearboxes at Leeds which are supplied to locations throughout Europe and the world. RotorkFluid Systems at Leeds is also the home of the Skilmatic range of intelligent electro-hydraulic actuators. The 5,550 m² workshop facility offers full service and overhaul support for all Rotork electric, fluid power and manually operated products and includes Rotork’s largest UK product stocking centre, dedicated to enable immediate distribution throughout the UK.