Reeco Wins Henry Ford Award

Reeco wins prestigious Henry Ford Award

A specialist in collaborative robots has won a prestigious global award for its work with Ford.

Reeco Automation has received the Henry Ford Award for its partnership with Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend in successfully integrating a collaborative robot (known as ‘cobots’) into its manufacturing process.

Seven entries from Ford plants around the world were assessed by judges before Reeco was chosen as the winner along with Ford engineers, Gary Greenaway (Senior Supervisor) and Phil Moreton (Senior Emerging Technology Engineer).

Reeco’s Managing Director, Llewelyn Rees, Gary and Phil were presented with their award by Wallace Yearwood, Bridgend’s Engine Plant Manager.

Reeco Henry Ford Award

From left Gary Greenaway Senior Supervisor at Ford, Llewelyn Rees MD of REECO and Phil Moreton Senior Emerging Technology Engineer at Ford.

The high-profile success has resulted in Reeco being put forward by Ford for similar projects at some of the motor giant’s other sites internationally.

Llewelyn, whose company is based in Caersws, Powys, said: “To win the Henry Ford Award is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved, both at Reeco and the team at Bridgend Ford with whom we worked so closely.

“Both larger and smaller manufacturers are increasingly seeing the benefits of integrating cobots into their production processes, not to replace the human workforce but to complement them.”

Reeco award

From left Simon Brown, Marton Gyarmati, Llewelyn Rees, Gabor Pap, Dean Wigley, Rob Francis, Natalie Glover

Henry Ford Award

The Henry Ford Award