AGVE Group is establishing a new operating company to sell, implement and service customers in United Kingdom. The company will be AGVE Limited.
Neil Smith will head up this company and will be responsible for all AGVE activities in UK. The initial focus will be on business development by promoting the AGVE brand, making potential customers aware of AGVE’s capabilities and turning building relationships into AGVE customers. UK is a large market having the third biggest population in Europe with significant industrial and distribution sectors.
Neil Smith graduated in Engineering from Birmingham University, UK and is a Chartered Engineer. He started his career working in technical and management positions in paper manufacturing for the Arjo Wiggins group from where he moved to manage major capital plant and equipment implementations for the Daily Mail print operations. Neil then led the European Operations for FMC Technologies Automated Systems (Now JBT) who make and sell automated guided vehicles systems around the world. Since, 2008 Neil has run a consultancy business helping a number of AGV companies and component suppliers with technical and business development, setting up new ventures and selling AGV systems. Neil’s business development ability, market knowledge and wide experience of the automated material handling technology puts him in great position to establish and drive forward AGVE’s new UK business.