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Two start-ups plug the T&P gap

01 September, 2005

Two start-ups plug the T&P gap

Two new motion engineering businesses have sprung up following the voluntary liquidation of Basingstoke-based Time & Precision Industries earlier this year.

Gary Livingstone, T&P`s former sales manager, has set up LG Motion, which will design and build automation systems as well as selling motion components.

Livingstone has also been made MD of a new UK subsidiary of the German modular machine-building profile manufacturer, MiniTec Maschinenbau, whose products were previously distributed in the UK by T&P. Livingstone has a 49% stake in MinTec UK.

LG Motion has signed an exclusive agreement with the Canadian motion controls specialist Agile Systems which will bring Agile`s intelligent power modules, digital motor controls and distributed servo products to Europe for the first time. LG will also be manufacturing linear and rotary positioning tables for the European market, based on designs from the US firm, Velmex.

At present, the two new Basingstoke-based companies have a staff of six, all former T&P employees with more than century of combined experience in the automation sector. Livingstone says he is looking for two more engineering graduates and may need up to five by the end of the financial year.

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