September 29, 2007

CP Automation announces benefits of Cressall relationship

~ Service, maintenance and replacement specialist provides further client advantage thanks to association with UK’s largest resistor firm ~

Service and supply of drives, VSDs, Inverters, controls and braking resistorsCP Automation and Cressall Resistors have announced the formalisation of a long standing relationship between the two companies. The alliance allows customers to buy inverter and resistor packages quickly and with confidence in the sizing and speciation of the equipment. Accurately sizing a resistor, which is working in tandem with an appropriate drive package, can potentially reduce capital expenditure and increase efficiency with the resultant savings in operating costs.

CP Automation keeps a stock of Cressall products in all of its branches and, as a result, can react very quickly to customer requests. This is particularly beneficial because the UK resistor market has consolidated enormously over the last five to ten years, with the majority of the major players being absorbed, purchased or simply shutting down. As a result, only a few companies in the UK have the necessary stock.

“Before co-founding CP Automation, I actually worked for Cressall Resistors,” explained Tony Young, a director of the maintenance specialist. “I was part of the team that helped build the UK market to the level it is currently at. Partly as a result of my time there, there is a degree of trust between our two companies that is unusual in such relationships. It also means that our team can lend a high level of experience and knowledge of the resistor market-place to customers in the wider drives industry.”

Current CP Automation customers include OEMs such as Control Techniques, Yaskawa and SSD (formerly Eurotherm) as well as clients in most of the industrial application areas applying inverter control. “Over the years we have gained specification knowledge and experience in the drives industry that allows us to work well and easily in sectors ranging from printing to elevator control,” continued Young.

Peter Duncan, a director of Cressall Resistors, added, "Our business has undergone some extensive growth in the last two years. As well as merging TPR Resistors with Cressall we have also had considerable organic expansion. CP Automation has been of considerable benefit to us during this period.”

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For further information contact:
Tony Young, CP Automation
Unit 8, Ashley Industrial Estate, Exmoor Avenue,
Scunthorpe, DN15 8NJ
Telephone: +44 (0)1724 851 515
Fax: +44 (0)1724 851516
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Sydenham, London, SE26 4BT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8699 7743
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About CP Automation: CP Automation is a specialist in the repair and replacement of automation equipment including electronic boards, PLCs and Ac and DC drives. It was established to provide an independent maintenance service, without exclusive ties to any manufacturer. However, it does have strong relationships with the principal inverter, encoder, resistors and motor manufacturers.

About Cressall Resistors: The world's foremost power resistor manufacturer, Cressall Resistors, offers an unrivalled combination of experience and the widest range of resistor technologies. On February 28, 2006 Cressall Resistors was acquired by Telema SpA of Italy through its British subsidiary TPR Resistors, bringing together Britain’s two largest resistor technology companies.

Ref: CPA002/08/07