Montgomeryshire’s MS and MP took the Leader of the Opposition in the Senedd to visit a manufacturer of robotics for automation
Russell George MS and Craig Williams MP visited the Reeco factory on the Mochre industrial estate in Newtown last week (4th April) taking Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies MS with them to see the company’s work in action. They were given a tour of the facility by Lel Rees.
Reeco describes itself as a Collaborative Robot (Cobot) system integrator that supplies complete automation solutions from initial concept to design and integration.
Commenting, Russell George MS said:
“I’m really grateful to Lel for giving Andrew, Craig, and me a tour of his excellent business. It is really fantastic to see this homegrown business grow as it has, proving that Mid Wales entrepreneurs rightfully have a reputation for innovation.
“Given they have partnered with several car companies from Bentley and BMW and varied suppliers like Unilever and Morrisons, it is easy to assume that the robots Reeco has built has created products that have touched each corner of the world.
“As someone with a business background myself, I believe the best way to grow Reeco and other companies with aspirations to leave a worldwide imprint is to create an attractive business environment.”
Lel Rees, Managing Director of Reeco, added:
“We really appreciate Russell, Craig, and Andrew taking the time to come and visit us all here at Reeco and really showcase what we do as an organisation and the in-house skills of our talented engineers.
“We have worked hard on building our business over the past six years and are now working closely with the local college to on-board more apprentices.
“Many students aren’t aware of the opportunities within their local area and we feel it is our job to get Reeco’s name out there so students don’t feel like they need to move away to start a career within the industry.”