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Gloucester robotics and automation firm awarded manufacturing licence by US conveyor belt business

Gloucester-based CKF Systems has announced a new partnership with Intralox, and licensing rights to manufacture ARB (activated roller belt) technology in-house.

Based in New Orleans, Intralox manufactures conveyor belts and conveyor equipment, and has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.

CKF has a state-of-the-art facility in Quedgeley, Gloucester and is a provider of robotics, automation and layer palletising systems for the food and beverage, logistics and automotive industries.

The company said it has a strong relationship with Intralox and the license will offer CKF more flexibility and scope to continue to design and develop industry-leading solutions for its customers.

The licence includes applications for 90 degree transfers that don't need pushers or pop-up systems and a range of merge units, from simple inline merging to more complex systems capable to merge a large number of product lanes.

Using Intralox's patented technology, the CKF built equipment will allow for higher throughputs and smooth handling of a wider range of products, with less maintenance and product damage than traditional merging and transfer methods.

Jamie Quinton, managing director, of CKF Systems said: "We really value our relationship with Intralox and are delighted to have been awarded this licence to manufacture ARB technology in-house. It's a testament to the strength of our relationship with Intralox and also the skill, expertise and knowledge we have in our team at CKF - we are delighted to have been recognised by Intralox in this way."

Stephen Hubbard, corporate account manager at Intralox said: "Intralox are pleased to extend our preferred partnership with CKF by granting a licence to supply our unique range of Passive ARB applications as part of their pack handling systems.

"CKF have demonstrated a high quality and service approach to our mutual customers that is consistent with Intralox which made this a natural next step in our long-term business relationship."

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