Geku in the News!
Geku are pleased to see PRW have written a fantastic article on one their best customers: Synthotec and how they use Geku Automation Systems to run through the night completely unattended!
Please read here:
Geku Goes Potty!!! One million views & Counting!!!
Geku’s YouTube video taken at the Science Expo 2012 Exhibition has had over 1 million hits! The video has a show off ABB IRB 120 robot playing snooker & then celebrating rather smugly after potting the ball! To view the video click below;
Hope you enjoy, looking forward to 2 million hits soon.
Congratulations to Mr David Marshall!
Congratulations to David Marshall, ABB Robotics Marketing Communications Manager Robotics on starting his retirement today 20.02.2015.
David has been a major proponent of Industrial Robotics in the UK both for ABB and for the industry in general. Geku wish him all the best in retirement, Dave, you’ve been a great friend and colleague, the Robotics industry will be less animated without you, we’ll miss you on the next AVP tour. Have fun and enjoy!
Geku Have Moved!
Due to the rapid growth Geku has seen over the past five years we are happy to announce production is under way at out new facilities. The 12,000sq/ft manufacturing plant at Knights Road Industrial estate in Rochester will increase productivity allowing our customers to benefit from shorter lead times as well as the ability to compete in larger industry sectors. The new premises has been designed with all the facilities a modern day manufacturing plant requires. Spacious offices and luxurious conference rooms ensure a pleasant customer experience during their visit. The staff are also benefitting from a brand new canteen and washroom facilities.
The increased factory floor space now allows us to comfortably build larger systems in tandem with multiple smaller footprint cells. With this great new asset, here at Geku we are greatly looking forward to developing the next robot and automation systems for our customers.
Keep an eye out for updates about our upcoming open day (date to be confirmed).
Vince Cable Visits Geku
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Dr John Vincent Cable visited Geku on the 24/09/2014. Dr Cable has been touring Kent visiting successful and expanding companies with a view to helping businesses continue their growth. He engaged with Geku’s joint MD John Hudson for a discussion about the robotics and automation industry in the UK before having a tour of the factory and witnessing demonstrations of the newest batch of robot cells Geku has been producing for its customers.
Geku Wins Government Funding!
Following on from our recent innovation award, we are pleased to announce that Geku has won government funding to aid our ever growing business by expanding our premises and supporting our growing workforce.
New Web Site Goes Live!
Welcome to our new web site which officially went live today, 24.03.14.
Many thanks to our new web designer, Logicred, www.logicred.co.uk for a seamless and smooth transition from the old site to the new. Hope you enjoy browsing!
Geku goes to Pot!! (At Science Expo 2012)
Geku Automation will be exhibiting at the Science Expo 2012 exhbition in Rochester on Thursday 28th June. The Rochester Bridge Trust are sponsoring the exhibition which aims to highlight the diverse opportunities for young people following a career into science and technology.
The Geku exhibt utilises an ABB IRB120 robot playing snooker – a fun demonstration designed to attract the young buddding engineers and to show that engineering can be cool.
Matt Gibson, the Geku engineer who put the demonstration together, said ” I visited the Geku factory a few years ago while I was in my first year at engineering college.They had an open day and I saw industrial robots for the first time then. Later, I applied to Geku for a position as a trainee – its a great career, so maybe some of the young people attending will be inspired to become robot engineers once they see the demo”
If you want to see “Geku going to pot”, a video of the exhibition demonstration can be seen on our youtube chanel;
Robot Use Creates New Employment
Growth in robot use over the next five years is expected to result in the creation of one million high-quality jobs around the world. A study conducted by Metra Martech predicts that robotics will be a major driver for global job creation over the next five years.
Released in November 2011, the report states that one million industrial robots currently in operation have been directly responsible for the creation of close to three million jobs.
A growth in robot use over the next five years will result in the creation of one million high-quality jobs around the world as robots are expected to create jobs in industries including consumer electronics, food, solar and wind power and advanced battery manufacturing.
The report, titled Positive impact of industrial robots on employment, highlights that between 2000 and 2008 manufacturing employment increased in nearly every major industrialised country, even as the use of robotics increased sharply.
This same pattern is now being seen in China, Brazil and other emerging countries as they rapidly increase their use of robotics.
Geku Open Days 2012
Following the success of Geku Automations November open days we have extended the showcase into a second week. Please contact Geku if you wish to attend this free event taking place on 28th and 29th November 2012. The exhibits on display will include a fully automated production cell courtesy of Bostik (Blu-Tack line). The production line consists of a three ABB 6 axis robots and a high speed flex picker. Other exhibits include a snooker playing robot, a routing robot demonstrating the power of Robot Studio offline programming, several robotic displays and the new Quantec robot and KRC4 controller range by Kuka Robotics.
Geku Automation would like to thank ABB Robotics, Kuka Robotics, Yaskawa Robotics, Siemens, Domino Label Applicators and Bostik for their support.