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Published: Feb 19, 2010

Runcorn, UK (19 February, 2010): Leading automation systems developer, Astech Projects, has announced the appointment of John Roberts to expand its dedicated sales team within the Packaging Robotics and Consumer Goods Testing markets. Mr Roberts assumes the post of Business Development Manager adding to Astech’s team of high calibre applications engineers.

With over 15 years of experience in the packaging industry, Mr Roberts has built up a vast array of industry supplier/customer relationships. Astech are hoping to utilise his extensive experience and firmly establish Astech as a world class systems integrator within these highly specialised markets.

Anthony Moran, Director, Astech Projects, said “We are delighted to welcome John to the team. Recruiting him is part of a strategic strengthening of Astech’s offering for the packaging industry. He is highly regarded and respected within the industry and I am looking forward to having his expertise as Astech continues to expand.”

Astech can be seen on stand number 111, PACKTECH, at the, NEC, Birmingham, UK, on the 24th and 25th February 2010. PACKTECH is a key event for packaging professionals seeking new solutions and operational efficiency in packaging machinery and systems, end-of-line equipment and transit packaging. Astech will be on hand during the event to discuss your automation needs and system solutions.

Further details on PACKTECH can be found at, whilst for further information on Astech Projects, please visit

About Astech Projects

Astech Projects are an Engineering and Science based company supplying advanced automated systems to a worldwide customer base. Leaders in innovative design, Astech specialise in robotic applications supplying next generation technology to an enviable world-wide portfolio of blue chip clients. Astech has dedicated groups specialising in Drug Delivery Automation, Consumer Goods Testing, Laboratory Automation and Special Applications. Astech also offers a comprehensive system support package called REACTS® providing peace of mind for the lifetime of a system.

Established in 1995, Astech has grown consistently to become a leading automation company. Astech holds ISO-9001 and TickIT accreditation and undergoes regular customer and third party quality audits. All design, manufacturing, software development and testing activities are undertaken at their specialist facility in Cheshire, UK. From here systems are shipped, installed and maintained worldwide. In 2009, in recognition of its outstanding achievements Astech secured the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

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