ABB’s Bristol partner quadruples warehouse space for drives and motors stockholding

2016-07-01 - ABB authorised value provider, APDS, has quadrupled its warehouse capacity, with the acquisition of a 250 square metre facility alongside its existing premises in Bristol.

The warehouse enables APDS to stock a broader selection of ABB low voltage variable-speed drives from 0.12 kW up to 500 kW and ABB electric motors from 0.25 kW up to 710 kW. Also stocked are the latest technologies including the synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) and the WIMES-compliant motor which targets the UK water industry.

Formed in 2004, APDS has seen its business grow steadily, making it now one of ABB’s largest and most successful partners in Europe.

Alan Jones, Sales and Marketing Director for APDS, says: “Our growth means that we have out-stripped our current capacity. With this new setup and a dedicated team focused on local needs, we can be even more agile as an organisation and offer greater flexibility in the type of partnering we undertake with customers.”

Alongside the expanded stockholding, APDS continues to grow its life cycle services including energy and reliability assessments. “While we are able to support drives and motors throughout their entire life cycle, an area of increasing concern for customers is how to look after the installed base. We will be using our existing facility to house our growing services and support team, who are trained in assessing the predictive, reactive and proactive elements of maintaining today’s drives and motors.”

The existing premises are also being used to create a larger repair shop and to install a dynamic test rig for motor and drive applications.

The authorised value provider network raises the bar in sales, support and services for drives and motor across the UK, providing technical expertise, product and service availability all under one recognisable, local branch structure. It extends across the entire life cycle of products by providing services such as installation and start-up, operation and maintenance, upgrade and retrofit and replacement and recycling.

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    The acquisition of a new 250 square meter facility has enabled APDS to increase its stockholding of ABB low voltage drives and ABB electric motors. APDS is one of ABB’s largest and most successful partners in Europe.
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