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The Chinese automation and robotics manufacturer Estun Automation has bought the long-established British motion control specialist Trio Motion Technology.

Estun plans to combine Trio’s motion control capabilities with its own AC servo technology to transform it from a component supplier to a provider of a high-end motion control systems.

Trio, based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, will also serve as an R&D centre for Estun’s motion control technologies.

Trio was founded in 1987 to fulfil the need for powerful, yet easy-to-commission, motion controls and now has subsidiaries in the US, China and India.

Two of the original founders, Chris Backhouse and Roy Bamforth, asked Roxburgh Milkins to advise on the sale. Find out more here