RoboVent announces expansion into Europe and appointment of industry veteran Gary Keene

Posted on 2 Nov 2016 by The Manufacturer

RoboVent, the leading provider of clean air technologies for manufacturing, has announced it is expanding its operations to Europe in response to the increased need for clean air solutions.

Gary Keene, a 30-year veteran of the industrial ventilation and dust collection industry, will serve as the company’s technical director and lead the European team. RoboVent is expecting to add an additional 20-30 employees in Europe by 2019 in order to meet growing demand overseas.

“Expanding RoboVent’s operations to Europe is a direct result of the needs of our international clients,” said Jim Reid, managing director and co-founder, RoboVent. “We serve world-class manufacturers who seek to establish global standards. By having a local presence overseas, we will not only be able to better serve our current customers, but will also have a significant impact in the market as manufacturers increasingly look for solutions to air quality issues. Gary’s industry knowledge and vast experience in Europe is an asset to our team as well as to new and existing clients.”

RoboVent to open UK HQ

The company’s European headquarters will be based in the United Kingdom, with additional sales offices in Germany and Holland. RoboVent’s Extractor Fume Gun and FlexPro Hi-Vac System are available immediately with the full product line expected to be available in the coming months.

“RoboVent is a leader in the clean air industry that has continually demonstrated the ability to provide innovative filtration and ventilation solutions,” said Keene.

“Air pollutants pose serious threats to those working in manufacturing facilities. RoboVent’s commitment to a healthy working environment is admirable and I’m excited to bring that expertise to Europe.”

Robovent serves manufacturers of all types, especially when there are applications include welding, cutting and metalworking; dust collection and lubricant mist collection; and general ventilation. Robovent’s expertise in collecting, filtering and recycling contaminated air can be applied to almost any process in the manufacturing environment.

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