Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 106

MACHINERY MADE IN BRITAIN Total automation from Ashton Industrial exported all over the world »»OVER 80% OF THE heavy duty glass processing machinery manufactured at Ashton Industrial’s Essex factory finds itself in shipping containers headed to all points of the compass. Export markets are of great importance to the company which enjoys a very strong presence in the Middle East and North Africa and dominates the USA and Canadian markets for automated arrissing solutions where most of the major glass manufacturing and processing groups have placed multiple orders over the years. A network of regional sales representatives operates around the world under the supervision of a Global Sales Coordinator. These provide face to face advice to customers in their own language to compliment the technical support provided directly from Ashton’s HQ. The network is constantly being expanded and refined to accommodate special needs of local markets. In the UK market support, advice and technical backup are provided by skilled staff directly from Ashton Industrial’s Harlow base. Telephone and online modem support are available alongside a speedy spare parts service and the availability of technicians that can be on site on a next-day basis in many cases. Various prestigious UK clients have given permission to be featured on Ashton Industrial’s interactive web pages, which can be visited on and include among many others two high speed installations for Anglian Home Improvements, a 5m x 2.5m line with automatic batch building at System 3 Glass, and the story of County Glass who purchased the very first automatic arrissing line in 1998, and recently partexchanged it for a new one… the used line was overhauled, sold 106 » MAR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- U