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Tewkesbury-based designer of industrial automation controls, Trio Motion Technology, has expanded to enter the global machine and robot build market with the launch of its latest high tech devices.

Trio has developed its first servo drive & electric motors, the devices which connect a production machine or robot control system to its moving parts. The launch means that the company will now directly supply machine and robot manufacturers around the world with a complete automation control package.

Trio is a world leader in the design of motion coordinators, the computer used to control the precise movement of factory machines and robots. Up to now, the company has provided motion coordinators via a global network of distributors, as well as to global automation companies which have rebranded Trio’s motion coordinators as part of their own automation control packages.

The development of Trio’s DX4 servo drive & MX series electric motors, combined with its existing range of motion coordinators, now comprises Trio’s complete automated control system. Trio will supply its control system to the global market, providing the ability to fully automate machines and robots in industries including electronic goods manufacture and pharmaceutical production.

The development means an expanded market for Trio which the company expects to create long-term growth. The company has already increased the size of its team based out of its Tewkesbury headquarters as well as its locations around the world as part of its new product development.

Founded in Tewkesbury in 1987, Trio’s specialism as a designer of motion coordinators has grown thanks to the expertise of its engineers, most of whom are based out of Tewkesbury. Today, Trio has a sales network covering the global market, with over 90% export sales and significant presence in Europe, North America, India and China. Trio has over 75 employees located around the world with 50% based in Gloucestershire.

The launch heralds a new era of expansion for Trio as the company plans a research & development pipeline of additional machine automation components for release over the coming years.

“It’s a significant step for Trio as the new product launch means that we now provide a complete automation package and are able to sell directly to machine and robot manufacturers around the world. This opens a huge market for us,” says Roy Bamforth, Director and co-founder of Trio.

“It’s also great news for Gloucestershire. It’s been our home for over 30 years and it’s where the core of our expertise is based. The launch means expanded investment for Trio in Tewkesbury which we plan to continue into the future.”

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