Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd recognised as Festo Official Partner

05 Feb 2024

Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd (PPS) has joined the Festo Official Partner network. Festo Official Partners are able to combine the convenience of local stock-holding and service with access to Festo’s 33,000 standard catalogue products and global expertise in automation to ensure class-leading supply for customers.

 James Mitchell, National Team Manager, Distribution for Festo GB, says “We are really excited to announce the appointment of PPS becoming the newest member of our Official Partner Network. Our Official Partners are a key factor to Festo providing industry with a true omni-channel approach. PPS have been selected because they can provide a combination of expert service and in-depth product knowledge, as well as demonstrating their commitment to Festo standards and values. The locations of their branches, their technical expertise, their focus on customer service & their team’s general professional demeanour make the development of Festo offer with PPS a very exciting opportunity.”

Photo: (LtoR) Graham Keenan – Pneumatics Team Manager at PPS, Martyn Nixon – Business Development Consultant at Festo, Matt O’Connor – Managing Director at PPS and Nigel Smith – Commercial Director at PPS.

PPS, a BFPA distributor member, supply full turnkey systems, maintenance and servicing support to help manufacturers and other customers in a wide range of industries. They aim to help customers save money on energy bills, improve productivity, minimise downtime and reduce their carbon footprint. Servicing a wide range of industries their range includes air compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatics, pipework and assembly tools as well as a design and installation service. Their five branches are ideal for serving customers throughout Yorkshire, the north of England and beyond. They provide a 24/7 call out service to resolve breakdowns quickly and efficiently.

“PPS are proud to have been named as a Festo Official Partner. Our aim is to deliver products that help our customers improve their productivity and achieve sustainability goals – being able to supply the innovative Festo range will help us to do this. PPS customers will benefit from having these reliable, high-quality automation solutions available from our trade counters and through our technical team”, commented Matt O’Connor, PPS Managing Director.

Photo: (LtoR) Matt O’Connor – Managing Director at PPS and Martyn Nixon – Business Development Consultant at Festo signing the Festo Official Partner agreement.

Graham Keenan, PPS Pneumatics Team Manager, added, “It’s fantastic to be working with Festo, I am looking forward to working collaboratively with a globally recognised manufacturer to deliver products, services, and tailored automation solutions to our customers old and new.”

The level of service provided by all Festo Approved Partners aims to be exemplary. Only companies that meet specific Festo-defined standards are granted the title. In particular, each stockist must operate in accordance with the ISO 9002 standard, carry guaranteed stock levels, and offer fully trained technical support personnel and competent trade counter services.

With Festo currently introducing more than 100 new patents annually, the Official Partner network plays an essential role in ensuring that customers have access to the latest automation innovations and application advice more quickly, helping them to deliver truly bespoke solutions to maximise productivity.

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