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EK Automation UK appoint new M.D.

By 7th July 2020 No Comments
Managing Director, Chris Price will be responsible for the business of E&K AUTOMATION Ltd.

Chris Price becomes new Managing Director in UK

E&K AUTOMATION Ltd, the English branch of the German transport robotics specialist E&K AUTOMATION GmbH, is starting the second half of the year with a new Managing Director. From July 1, 2020, Chris Price (48) joins the transport robotic specialist. With this appointment the company, which is one of the leading manufacturers of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) in the European marketplace, has gained a proven industry expert for its UK business.ased on numerous innovative and digital features. 

Experienced professional from the transport and intralogistics industry

Chris Price has previously worked for some of the largest and most renowned companies in the transport and intralogistics industry and has more than 20 years of experience in this segment. The experienced manager, who has helped various national and international companies to success during his professional life, will be supported in his new position by Mike Burke, who has been with E&K in the UK for 34 years, and MD for the last eight. He will continue to support the business as Operations Director and be responsible for project management and existing customer business in the UK. Mike Burke, who is currently Vice President of the Automated Material Handling Systems Association (AMHSA), is looking forward to working with the new Managing Director. Chris Price emphasises: “I am delighted to be taking over the management of such a respected and established transport automation specialist and to help EK AUTOMATION’s UK business reach new heights”.ased on numerous innovative and digital features. 


EK AUTOMATION, one of the leading manufacturers of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in the European marketplace, develops intelligent, efficient and cost-optimised solutions for intra-mobility and transport robotics. Based on its more than 50 years of know-how,
EK AUTOMATION uses industry-proven system components to configure customised AGVs that sustainably increase customer productivity. Supported by worldwide sales and service partners, around 200 employees are currently working at the company’s locations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and Great Britain. EK AUTOMATION develops complex, turnkey AGVs for flexible transport, storage and retrieval, order picking and assembly. The transport robotics solutions are used in almost all industries: Automotive, food, luxury goods, printing and paper, hospital, aerospace, mechanical engineering, plastics, packaging, chemicals, wood, etc.