Strong Scottish Economy leads Quantum Expansion

Quantum has achieved 214% growth in Scotland during 2018 with 24 new Drive Maintenance Contract Partnerships in place. With a current run rate of three new contracts a month, this expansion see’s our existing team in Scotland move into a new bespoke Variable Speed Drive Service Centre at Hillington Industrial Estate near Glasgow.

The new facility will see jobs created in Scotland, based at the new Drive Service Centre. We are currently recruiting for Drive Service Engineers, Office Administrators and Technical Support Engineers.

This year we have been the winner of Global 100’s Best ABB Drives Service Supplier of the Year, Business Excellence Drives and Motors Supplier of the Year and Corporate Livewire Drive Rental Company of the Year. This success and our growth has made 2018 one of our biggest years.

Our Drive Service Centre Network has bespoke premises across the UK, which allows our growing team of 18 Drive Service Engineers to operate from a local facility to service all of our 200 + Drive Maintenance Contract Partners throughout the UK. Our Scotland Drive Service Centre will house:

  • Local Base for Drive Service Engineers in Scotland
  • Office and Admin Function
  • Drive Spares Stock
  • Drives Stock
  • Hire Drive Stock
  • ABB Motors Stock
  • Drive Test and Repair Facility

All manufacturing facilities use motors as the workhorse for their various processes, these motors are now most commonly controlled by Variable Speed Drive technology. While there are some companies that can offer support on one particular make of drive, we feel this does not offer what the modern market place demands. While a company may prefer a brand of drive there is not one plant in Scotland that we know of that does not have different makes and power ratings installed, all of which need maintaining and supporting.

Quantum Controls have been an ABB Drive Service Partner for over 25 years, in 2018 we formed new partnerships with all major Drive Suppliers in the UK and are the Official Service Partner for Schneider, Danfoss, Vacon, Mitsubishi and Control Techniques Nidec, and have engineers fully trained on Siemens Drives.

The fact that Quantum can offer unique Drive Maintenance Partnerships that cover ALL the drives you have on site have led to our exceptional growth in Scotland.

Scottish Engineering’s review of the manufacturing engineering sector shows overall a continuing positive quarter for the third time in 2018, albeit with some declining indicators also evident.  Order intake, exports and optimism all remain positive at less than 5% above even, whilst staffing numbers and capital investment show double digit positive indicators.

“With all these factors considered we have decided to make this investment in our business in Scotland. The New Drive Service Centre near Glasgow creates local 24/7 support for all of our clients based throughout Scotland and creates new jobs locally” say Kevin Brown, Managing Director, Quantum Controls.

Quantum Controls, established in 2009, have grown from a staff of 12 to currently employing 69 people with a turnover more than £10 million in 2018. With existing Head Offices at Prudhoe near Newcastle and Service Centres at Birtley, Thetford, Leeds and now Glasgow.

The new facility will be up and running in December 2018. We will be looking to recruit immediately, so if you would like to be part of this exciting new facility, get in touch with us

Contact Details:
Jenny Spires
Marketing Manager

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