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We are pleased to announce our first robotic palletising system order with Dawsongroup Robotics & Automation part of Dawsongroup PLC, the UK’s largest supplier of asset rental solutions.

The asset rental approach has long been championed by SCM as a means of making automation solutions accessible & cost effective to companies of all sizes.

There is no doubt that automation helps ensure production continuity for companies across the industrial spectrum, nothing has highlighted this more than the current global pandemic we find ourselves in. The manufacturing landscape has changed significantly since Covid-19 hit. Is this business as unusual, the new norm? Robotics and automation have become more important than ever as a solution for UK business recovery.

However, the uncertainty the pandemic has brought with it also creates a reluctance to invest and a desire to “keep cash in the business” despite real requirements to automate.

Asset Rental especially on high value assets can add a host of valuable benefits to the customer, whether this be commercial or operational.

A key factor is that it allows capital to remain within the business for other investments, projects and cash flow while at the same time adding high value equipment that will increase productivity and output whilst saving costs on current inefficiencies and high labour costs. In an ever changing and uncertain business landscape, asset rental can hold the key to business continuity without adding large costs to your business.

“We are delighted to have partnered with Dawsongroup for what I’m sure will be the first of many successful systems,” says SCM Sales Manager Mike Crarer.

“Automation has never been more important for UK manufacturers and the ability to offer rental solutions to end users as an alternative means of financing a project is an absolute game changer.”

“With the uncertainty in these unprecedented times the advantages of Usership over Ownership are clearer than ever so we are delighted with the partnership with SCM who share our vision of making clients more efficient” says Dawsongroup TCS Managing Director Rod Benham.

“The ability to spread costs on automation, including full install, commissioning and routine servicing during unprecedented times and the ability to increase output and efficiency for high demand not only assists the bottom line but increases productivity, accuracy and output. Retaining capital for many is priority right now, but so Is continuous improvement and the ability to do more. With our flexible options capital is retained and immediate improvements and efficiencies delivered” says Dawsongroup UK Sales Manager Michael Sansum

If you would like to discuss how this approach could add value to your manufacturing process why not contact our sales team today at

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