Ast Technology GmbH

AST Advances Operations with Establishment of

Oldham, UK – AST Technology, a leader in comprehensive support services that are tailored to assist OEM customers and their manufacturers with the tools they need to optimise cost, quality and delivery of injection mould tooling and plastic part production, is expanding. Part of that expansion includes the establishment of AST Technology (UK) Ltd., based in Oldham, UK. The new enterprise, which is a sister company of Herford, Germany-based AST Technology GmbH, began actively trading in April.

“We have always had engineers working in UK and, in fact, we have many customers in the UK, making it a good decision to establish this new division,” explained Philip Parmenter, who is Managing Director of both the German and UK offices. “Our customer base is growing in the UK as well as across the globe, and having a second base of operations makes it easier to serve our customers’ needs more capably.”

In addition to the expansion in the UK, AST welcomed three new employees to the UK-based team.

Paul Stidworthy recently joined AST as Business Development Manager. Previously he worked as a Business Unit Director at a medical moulding company. With over 25 years of experience, Paul is a true industry expert with a PhD in Polymer Engineering and a wealth of experience from automotive to medical. E-mail him at paul.stidworthy@ast-tech.de.

Adam Clitherow joined AST in late 2012 as a Process and Training Engineer providing process optimisation, troubleshooting and tool validation services. Adam has extensive experience in the field of process optimisation, covering various industries from industrial monitoring and control through to medical moulding. E-mail Adam at adam.clitherow@ast-tech.de.

Chris Newman joined AST as a Process and Training engineer, where he strengthens AST’s capability to manage end to end projects as well as support the core processing-related activities. With a B. Eng in Polymer Engineering, Chris is a great addition to the team. Email him at: chris.newman@ast-tech.de.

For more information about AST Technology, visit www.ast-tech.de. AST Technology is a PCIC Group Company.