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2022-04-27

OEM is expanding, Investing and Growing!

What's been happening at OEM Automatic recently as we strive for a year of growth? Find out what we've been up to and our plans for the rest of 2022.

Company news

Zoedale is now integrated into OEM Automatic!

If you haven't already heard, Zoedale Ltd is now fully integrated into OEM Automatic. This integration gives OEM & Zoedale customers a broader product offering and even more technical support. Read all the details about the integration here

The Zoedale sales team in Bedford are available to take your calls, enquiries, and offer technical support. We would like to thank all Zoedale customers for their patience during the integration, and we look forward to building great relationships and working with you all. 

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact your Zoedale sales contact or the team here at OEM Automatic – 0116 284 9900

As our pressure, level and flow product offering expands, so does our team. 

We give Kevin Aston a warm welcome as he joins the Pressure and Flow department as a senior product manager.

A bit about Kevin 

  • Spent 22 years in the industrial, HVAC and oil and gas industries in many senior roles
  • Has excellent technical knowledge of industrial applications, solenoid valves, pneumatics, hydraulics, oil and gas and the chemical sector, to name a few

What will Kevin be doing?

Kevin will be working with new and existing suppliers to find solutions for markets such as hydrogen, food and beverage, chemical production, oil and gas, and industrial industries. Kevin will be on hand to offer technical advice to new and existing customers.

'I am delighted to join OEM Automatic and be part of a growing business with a great culture.

I look forward to achieving goals such as developing a strong product portfolio in the interest of customers and becoming the voice of the customer.' – Kevin Aston

Kevin will be responsible for current brands including Emerson Asco, Anderson Negele, Definox, as well as new additions, which are listed below.

You can contact Kevin via email [email protected] or by calling 0116 284 9900.

New pressure and flow brands added

With the integration of Zoedale into OEM Automatic, we are excited to welcome 16 new brands to our pressure, level and flow offering. The Zoedale brands specialise in products suitable for flow control applications, such as solenoid valves and actuated valves. 

Growth of our customer support team 

We would like to welcome Andy Bell, Customer Support Team Leader, to the team. We are constantly striving to improve our customer support and Andy's new role will help us achieve this.

'My new role is to manage the day-to-day operation of the customer support team, continuously assess procedures and make amendments where required to improve performance.

I am very happy with my new challenge, it is a part of OEM I have always felt passionate about, and I couldn't turn the opportunity down. I believe I can help this team grow to exceed our customer expectations.

To contact Andy, please email [email protected] or call 0116 284 9900.

Customer service expansion

The capacity of the OEM warehouse increases 

Two new Kardex machines have been installed in our warehouse, we now have 8 Kardex vertical storage systems. We have saved space for further stock capacity by investing in additional Kardex machines. Our warehouse is now our largest stock holding, offering 8,500 products from over 100 suppliers.

Watch the time-lapse video showing the recent Kardex installation. 

Plus, our warehouse is expanding!

Growth at OEM means more space is required, so we are starting warehouse expansion this summer!

This expansion will give us the capacity to stock many more products.

The 2 new Kardex machines and warehouse extension will lead to:

  • 16,000 storage locations
  • Faster processes 
  • Space-saving for enabled growth
  • Wider range and variety of products
  • A seamless process delivers greater service to OEM customers
  • Pick accuracy is 99%

Watch the time-lapse video showing the recent Kardex installation:

Contact us

If you need any help, you can contact us in one of the following ways:

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