Advantex lands work with automotive manufacturer

Technology firm Advantex has landed a five-figure contract with a County Durham-based automotive bearings manufacturer.

The Gateshead-based business will provide digital surveillance and security technology for NSK Bearing’s Europe, improving safety and security for its 100-strong factory workforce.

The deal, which includes turkey system design, installation and commissioning services and an ongoing package of service and maintenance support, paves the way to possible further work for Advantex at Peterlee as NSK considers integrating two other neighbouring plants with the new system.

Located on the South West Industrial Estate, NSK supplies its automotive ball bearings, roller bearings and bearing units to major car and vehicle companies.

Advantex account manager Steve Dobby said: “We have provided a high-quality solution that secures NSK’s needs for the foreseeable future; in the process delivering demonstrable cost savings and operational benefits. The project also showcases our expertise and leaders in IP and surveillance technologies for regional manufacturers.

“Once again, we are excited to be working for another North East manufacturer and delighted to expand our presence on the South West Industrial Estate, where we also work for ZF Controls and Caterpillar Articulated Trucks.”