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Knight Warner wins major export order – down under
Knight Warner wins major export order – down under

Knight Warner wins major export order – down under


Aug 15th, 10:14

UK based Knight Warner, the Chesterfield manufacturer of process automation equipment has beaten off International competition to win a prestigious £1.1m order form Icon Equipment International to produce robotic bottle handling and control equipment for two large dairies based in Australia.

The robotic equipment will be supplied with four FA250 fully automatic debagging and bottle feeding machines which will deliver lightweight HDPE milk bottles to the Diaries’ milk filling lines. The FA250 machine utilises patented “Stripping and Cutting” mechanisms which are capable of feeding bottles into production lines at a rate of up to 250 bottles per minute.
Dave Knight, the company’s Commercial Director said that the company had spent the last six months developing new markets for its well established, UK designed and manufactured equipment and he was delighted that Icon had placed faith in Knight Warner’s patented technology used in all of its equipment. This technology has been developed over the last 10 years under the guidance of our Technical Director Colin Powell.

Kevin Parkin, Knight Warner’s MD said that there are now considerable opportunities for UK manufacturers to become exporters and also become serious competitors in international markets. He added that Knight Warner intend to continue to develop its export potential and to utilise the Made in Sheffield brand as a mark of quality UK manufacturing.

Dave Perryman the Managing Director of Australian based ICON Equipment International said that he was delighted to be working with Knight Warner and saw this relationship developing considerably in the future as the two companies work together supplying ICON’s extensive international customer base in the Flowable Liquid Market. 

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