CKF Systems is delighted to have reached the end of its 35th year of successful, thriving business operation with the largest order intake in its history. CKF are a leading robotics and automation systems integrator based in Gloucester, UK.

CKF are delighted to be celebrating three and a half decades of commitment to designing, manufacturing, and installing innovative systems which transform the operations of our customers in the manufacturing and logistics industries. This special anniversary has been made even more momentous due to two large central palletising systems orders which were bolstered with a number of orders for smaller automation projects demonstrating the varied scope of projects that CKF have the capabilities to complete for our customers. We have built many strong relationships with our supplier partners and customers during this time with many of our customers returning to us time and time again to meet their automation requirements.

We wanted to share a little bit of our history to celebrate this important landmark in our journey.

CKF timeline:

1973 – The founding of CKF’s engineering predecessor – Charlton Kings Fabrications – a manufacturer of high-quality, high-end stainless-steel fabrications.

1988 – 15 years later, Charlton Kings Fabrications’ reputation for quality and reliability provided the ideal launch pad for establishing CKF Systems Limited, and the new company’s expansion into conveyor systems, primarily within the demanding food and beverage manufacturing sector.

The quality of the equipment, systems and services provided by CKF meant it rapidly achieved preferred supplier status with many of the major food manufacturers, including producers of dairy products, fresh vegetables, confectionary and frozen goods.

CKF’s reputation for delivering high quality led to overseas expansion and exports, with successful projects completed across continental Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Far East and the Americas.

2002 – Expansion and success drove the company to build on its ability to supply complex high-quality handling systems, leading to substantial investment in new equipment and services.

This was combined with focused recruitment of talented control engineers, and enabled CKF to meet the manufacturing industry’s fast-growing demand for robotics and automation.

2013 – CKF Systems are one of the first three companies in the UK to be awarded ABB value provider status

2014 – The drive for growth required the purchase of a new 2,200 sqm factory, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for CKF’s engineering team.

2020 – An exciting new future CKF begins as a mutually agreed management buy-out takes place and a new board of directors are appointed.

2023 – CKF continues to go from strength to strength and, as a result of the strong foundations of the last 35 years, is growing the team to meet increased demand from the industry.

Due to continued success CKF are actively looking to add talented engineers to our team across a range of disciplines including; Sales, Proposals (Concept Engineering), Projects, Skilled Technicians.

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