Plant & Works Engineering
UK Minister for Trade Policy launches automation facility in Reading
Published:  02 July, 2019

Emulate3D by Rockwell Automation welcomed Department for International Trade (DiT) Minister of State for Trade Policy, George Hollingbery MP, to open its brand-new facility at Reading Enterprise Centre.

The launch is part of a planned expansion following the company’s acquisition earlier this year. It provides the company with a more professional development, support and demonstration capacity, and offers a platform to accelerate their expansion into new markets. Building on Rockwell Automation’s close ties to PTC, the Enterprise Centre will be home to the recent Emulate3D CAD is the Model technology which takes the company’s offline emulation technology directly to machine builders.

Opening the site, Trade Policy Minister, George Hollingbery said: “Emulate3D is a shining example of UK excellence in the tech sector. Their success demonstrates the potential benefits to UK businesses of exporting and taking advantage of fast-growing overseas markets. Emulate3D has long been part of the Exporting is Great campaign.

“It is a privilege to officially open these brand-new facilities in Reading today, supporting the continued expansion of the business under Rockwell Automation. Emulate3D showcases the very best of UK innovation and capability in this rapidly evolving industry.”

Emulate3D business development manager Ian McGregor thanked the minister for helping mark the occasion and welcomed the contribution of the DiT in the company’s expansion journey, “Emulate3D has always been an outward facing company with designs on taking our industrial automation simulation and emulation software technologies out beyond the UK. The DiT has been a huge help for us in opening new export markets and helping us to reduce the risks associated with exporting.”