Following the successful conclusion of Phase One of the contract to upgrade a semi knock-down High Velocity production line to a complete knock-down solution for a client in the Middle East, Atlantis decided to invest in expanding its research and development capability.

The strategic move to acquire AET under the Atlantis Specialist Technologies umbrella afforded Atlantis the opportunity to gain the services of additional highly-skilled engineers, thereby effectively increasing its R&D capability in the areas of Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Compliant Robotics and Process Monitoring, as well as capabilities in industrial automation and design and build of process automation equipment.

Graeme Hulme-Jones was appointed as the General Manager of AST. Graemeā€™s global experience comes from his background in building services consultancy, capital projects engineering and turn-key project development at AET where he served as the owner and lead engineer.

He is joined by James Blakey-Milner and Joel Sousa. James is a qualified mechatronics engineer with significant experience in programming and embedded system development in multiple object orientated programming languages. Joel is a qualified mechanical engineer who specialises in conceptual and 3D design work.