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Rotamec expands 24/7 service in the South-West with Summers & Panes acquisition

Rotamec, a leading UK provider of 24/7 electro-mechanical repair services, has expanded its capabilities in the South-West with the acquisition of Summers & Panes Ltd. Based in Nailsea, Summers & Panes is a specialist in the repair of motors, pumps, fans and blowers – a service it will continue to provide as part of Rotamec.


Operating branches throughout the UK, Rotamec provides its customers with a 24/7, 365 days a year maintenance service for motors, gearboxes, pumps, fans, blowers and associated power transmission components. Rapid sourcing of equipment from stock or trusted suppliers is also available. On-site teams can react within hours to customer breakdowns, with in-house machining and testing capabilities allowing for emergency repairs or scheduled maintenance to be completed quickly to an exacting quality standard. With the acquisition of Summers & Panes, Rotamec customers in the South-West will benefit from an increased repair capacity.


Ernie Panes, Co-founder of Summers & Panes, commented: “The business was founded in 1968 by myself and Fred Summers. Working from a site in Blackwell Hill, we grew from a motor rewind specialist to also service pumps, fans and blowers. Fred retired 25 years ago, with myself and Bob Buchanan guiding the business to its strong position in Nailsea. By becoming part of Rotamec our customers can be assured that the reliability and high quality of our service will continue.”


Simon Brooks, Managing Director at Rotamec, said: “The heritage and expertise of Summers & Panes is exceptional. The company’s skills with regards to motors, pumps, fans and blowers exactly fits the needs of our customers in the facilities management, food and beverage, healthcare and utilities sectors. Ernie and Bob will continue to impart their decades of experience to support high-quality repairs.”


Simon concludes: “We are always looking to add expertise and new blood into Rotamec for the benefit of our customers. The addition of Summers & Panes will allow us to respond even faster to maintenance requirements.”


About Rotamec


Rotamec is a turnkey stock, supply, service and repair provider for a wide range of engineered products from leading brands. Operating UK facilities in Cheddar, South Wales, Exeter and Redditch, the business provides a 24/7, 365 days a year service to promote customer uptime by delivering cost effective engineering solutions.


Services offered include repair, refurbishment and rewind of AC and DC electric motors plus supply of motors, gearboxes, pumps, bearings and transmission components from leading brands. Site services are another area of expertise, with dedicated service teams on standby to supply and install all types of electrical and mechanical rotational equipment. Operatives undertake in-house training provided by leading industry manufacturers.


Rotamec was founded in May 2000, growing from a rewind and repair company to providing power transmission solutions in 2003. A fast, responsive service and access to nationwide stocks allows customers to control maintenance costs and ensure time efficiency.

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Wed. January 20th, 2021

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