DAVIS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 23, 2011 — Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced today the agreement of the lease of a new 15,000ft2 (1,393m2) building at Kirkhill Commercial Park in Aberdeen, Scotland. This investment reinforces Schilling’s sales and service centre expansion for their regional customers.
Unit 3, Kirkhill Commercial Park, Aberdeen, Scotland (Photo: Business Wire)
Schilling Robotics’ commitment to global support has always been a primary focus. The new Aberdeen support centre increases Schilling’s comprehensive local presence, and provides its customers with the best manipulator and ROV support services in the Eastern Hemisphere. “It has been a particularly busy time for us at Schilling Robotics and this move reflects our recent success and growth,” stated George Shirreffs, managing director of Schilling Robotics, Ltd. “We have expanded our customer base and product lines which required an integrated support facility that is designed to meet our customer needs.”
Schilling’s Aberdeen operations are currently split between two buildings, and will be consolidating into this one location. The support centre will include dedicated space for offices, a parts warehouse with over $3M of inventory, comprehensive workshop facilities, professional training facilities, and a dedicated ROV simulator for ROV pilot training. Additional yard space of 13,000ft2 will also allow accommodation of larger equipment.
About Schilling Robotics, LLC
Schilling Robotics is a leading global, deep-ocean robotics company founded in 1985. Schilling is headquartered in California U.S.A. and has regional offices in Texas U.S.A., Aberdeen, Scotland, and Singapore. In late 2008, FMC Technologies, Inc. acquired a 45% interest in Schilling. FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. FMC Technologies designs, manufactures, and services technologically sophisticated systems and products, such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry. Further information about Schilling Robotics can be found at www.schilling.com.
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