Press Releases, Announcements and Features


Applied Automation manufactures a range of PPE in preparation for employees going back to work across the UK.

Applied Automation have manufactured a range of Covid-19 shielding screens in preparation for employees going back to work across the country.

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Plymouth manufacturers raise funds in charity football tournament

On Saturday (8 June) a charity football tournament was held at Marjon in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.

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New secure remote access solution from Secomea is more versatile than ever

The new SiteManager 35xx series from Secomea with its distinctive green interface panel, offers secure remote access and data collection all in one unit. It also introduces some useful new features, making this a versatile package, ideal for machine builders and integrators.

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Collaborative robot specialist joins the X-STK team

X-STK, the control and automation product sales division of Applied Automation (UK) Ltd has recently recruited collaborative robot specialist, Jessica Watts who will be operating in the mid and north of England and Wales areas.

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X-STK set to become authorised Universal Robots trainers

Two members of Applied Automation’s X-STK team been to Denmark for a week of intensive training at Universal Robot’s headquarters to become authorised Universal Robots trainers.

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Applied Automation present cheque to local charity, Hannahs

After a year of fundraising, a cheque was handed over to Hannahs by Applied Automation (UK) Ltd’s managing director, David Rowe.

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Alzheimer’s Society is Applied Automation’s charity for 2019

Plymouth engineering firm, Applied Automation (UK) Ltd will be supporting Alzheimer’s Society throughout 2019.

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Applied Automation (UK) Ltd open new distribution office in Portsmouth

Plymouth-based industrial control and automation specialists, Applied Automation (UK) Ltd have opened a Portsmouth office, based in Waterlooville, to expand operations into the south of England for its X-STK division.

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A new operations manager for Applied Automation in Plymouth

Applied Automation (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce that Richard Austin has joined the company as the operations manager for the Engineering Solutions division. Richard, is a highly experienced engineering manufacturing manager and brings a wealth of experience to this critical role.

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New director appointed at Applied Automation (UK) Ltd

Paul Rowe has been promoted to the position of director and will head-up the Industrial Systems division at Plymouth-based Applied Automation (UK) Ltd. The division specialises in factory and materials handling equipment.

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Applied Marine showcases Böning products at Seawork 2018

As the UK agent for Böning products and systems, Applied Marine Automation will be exhibiting at Seawork 2018, showcasing the robust and versatile products from the class leading German manufacturer.

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Applied Automation are official UK distributors for three new product lines

Plymouth engineering company, Applied Automation is pleased to announce that it is an official UK distributor of products from OptoForce, On Robot and EasyRobotics. These companies produce products that work with the Universal Robots collaborative robot arms, which Applied Automation is an existing UK ‘preferred partner’.

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Applied Automation take versatile robots to major trade show

Plymouth automation specialists, Applied Automation will be showcasing the many applications a collaborative robot can be used for as it exhibits at a major tradeshow in April.

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Help is available on the path to Industry 4.0

By Andy Haly, sales director of X-STK|Applied Automation

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Engineering apprenticeships at Applied Automation

A modern apprenticeship with Applied Automation

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Applied Automation purchases PTG Precision Engineers Ltd

Plymouth manufacturer acquires precision toolmaking company

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A successful engineering placement with Applied Automation

Plymouth based engineering firm, Applied Automation, placement apprentice training for the future

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Applied Automation chooses Hannahs as Charity of the Year

Plymouth based engineering firm, Applied Automation, has announced that Hannahs is its chosen charity for the coming year.

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Universal Robots Delivers Automation Benefits

Installing a UR robot from X-STK | Applied Automation is boosting machine performance for linear motion expert, HepcoMotion.

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New Year, New Jobs at Applied

Applied Automation is creating ten new jobs at its Plymouth factory and expanding the Engineering Solutions division.

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Universal Robots Preferred Partner Announcement

X-STK|Applied Automation is delighted to announce it has been confirmed as Universal Robots Preferred Partner in the UK

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Staying secure in a ‘smart’ world

As smart factories become a reality companies using remote access communications need to protect themselves from cyber attacks.

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Choosing the Right Robot

Collaborative robots are heralding a new age in robotics. With so many types of robot now available, Applied Automation looks at how to choose the right one for your application.

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International celebration marks unveiling of new engineering headquarters

Applied Automation (UK) Ltd has welcomed guests from around the world for the official opening of the new headquarters in Plymouth.

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Applied Marine makes Seawork debut with new partners, Böning

Applied Marine is delighted to announce a new partnership with German manufacturer Böning. Their products and systems will be exhibited at Seawork International.

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The Rise of the Robots & Industry 4.0: X-STK at Drives and Controls 2016

X-STK | Applied Automation will be making its debut at the Drives and Controls Show with two stands focusing on robotics and the ‘connected factory’.

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New home for Universal Robots

X-STK | Applied Automation is delighted to announce a new partnership with Danish manufacturer Universal Robots.

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Extensive Control and Monitoring Range Unveiled at METS

Applied Marine Automation will showcase an extended range of marine automation, control and monitoring systems at METS 2015.

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Secure remote access made easy at the Machine Building Show

X-STK | Applied Automation will launch the new integrated Secomea WiFi option at this year’s Machine Building Show.

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Robot challenge launches conveyors at UK trade show

Applied Automation Industrial Systems will launch a range of Swedish conveyors at this year’s PPMA Show and invite visitors to take on the robot challenge.

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Applied Automation launches Swedish conveyor

Engineering firm Applied Automation (UK) Ltd is launching a range of Swedish conveyors.

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Move to new base for Plymouth engineering firm

Applied Automation (UK) Limited is moving into its new factory which is more than twice the size of the previous site.

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New division and new home for Applied Automation

Rapidly growing south west manufacturer Applied Automation (UK) Ltd is launching a new division and moving to a new home.

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Grand opening as X-STK unveils new Cardiff headquarters

X-STK | Applied Automation has officially opened its new offices in Cardiff.

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Applied Automation announces major expansion plans

Engineering firm Applied Automation has announced plans to expand its workforce and move to a new factory more than twice the size of its current site.

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Ultra slim floating glass helm to be unveiled at METS

Applied Marine Automation will unveil the latest in its range of Command consoles, the BLADE, at METS in Amsterdam.

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