Reading, United Kingdom (22 September 2011) – PaR Systems, Ltd. is pleased to announce the establishment of a manipulator maintenance and support facility located in Seascale, Cumbria, United Kingdom. The Seascale location includes engineering and service personnel with over 40 years combined experience in servicing PaR System equipment. This local presence will strengthen PaR's critical engineering and service functions provided to the Sellafield nuclear facility in support of their decommissioning and reprocessing operations.
PaR Systems has been supplying specialized material handling systems and automation solutions to the UK nuclear industry for over twenty ‐five years with a number of installations operating very successfully on the Sellafield Site. In addition, PaR will leverage its 50 ‐year experience in nuclear handling equipment and waste management to identify new opportunities for assisting Sellafield, and other European nuclear sites.
Tony White, PaR Systems Ltd. Managing Director, Europe, commented "This is a strategic investment for PaR Systems as it strengthens our nuclear decommissioning capabilities in Europe by adding experienced and highly skilled personnel who have provided engineering and installation support to the UK nuclear industry for many years. The facility, located near an important customer site, with installed training equipment originally designed by PaR Systems, is another step in ensuring that customer needs come first in our growth efforts". PaR Systems' new facility has now been awarded a framework contract by Sellafield Ltd to provide engineering services and support for remote handling systems installed at the Sellafield site.
To further support European development, PaR Systems announces the appointment of Ms. Sian Beaty as Director of Business Development, reporting to Tony White. Sian brings more than 20 years of nuclear operational, commercial and senior management experience to the PaR Systems team, and will be primarily located at the Seascale facility.
PaR Systems is a world leader in providing advanced engineered equipment, systems, and services for mission ‐critical material handling and automation applications to improve customer quality, safety, and productivity. Since 1961, PaR has created custom ‐engineered, and often times, first‐of‐a‐kind manufacturing solutions for a broad range of industries including aerospace, defense/marine, hazardous material/nuclear, heavy material handling, industrial manufacturing, and life sciences. PaR Systems is headquartered in Minnesota, with manufacturing centers of excellence throughout the US, and engineering centers of excellence as well as business and sales offices worldwide. For more information on PaR Systems, visit www.par.com.