Global engineering business Siemens has bolstered its intralogistics expertise with two new appointments.
Rachel Price and Nick Hughes join the group as business development managers.
Their arrival at Siemens’ Digital Industries reflects the fast growth within the sector.
The pair will be tasked with assisting businesses to digitally transform their logistical processes and increase their operational efficiencies.
Price has extensive experience in business development from her previous role in industry.
Prior to that she ran her own marketing firm and launched her own business, Garden Gopher, which appeared on BBC2's Dragon's Den.
Price has spoken at key industry events such as roundtables and the International Festival of Business, as well as serving as a judge for both Made in the Northwest and Made in the UK awards.
Hughes too has significant experience within the intralogistics arena, having worked as a Solutions Manager for a leading systems integrator, prior to joining Siemens.
Brian Holliday, managing director for Siemens Digital Industries said: “The intralogistics sector continues to grow at pace - it’s a great fit for our industrial technology, software and services and we have been building domain expertise and working more closely with our customers for some time.
“I am delighted to welcome Rachel and Nick to the team at a time of such customer innovation and I’m sure they will add tremendous value to our clients as we specifically strengthen our partnership-based approach."
Price added: “I work with customers to understand their pain points such as increasingly demanding delivery times and pressure to keep the cost to serve down, as well as advising them how to ensure they are maximising productivity.
“Digitalisation offers the industry the ability to improve existing systems and processes increasing operational efficiency and ultimately leading to a better return on investment.”
Hughes said: "I have a solid foundation of knowledge and able to understand my customer’s needs, offer solutions and look at the bigger picture.
"Over the years I have grown with the industry. From ‘static’ manual processes to flexible automated solutions, I have proven my ability to win trust and deliver the best solution to our customers by guiding them through their automation journey.
"My goal at Siemens is to take the next steps by delivering Industry 4.0 and digitalisation to a market primed to take advantage of such technologies, showcasing the added value Siemens digital technology can bring to both system integrators and end users.”