Rotork has invested in a brand new and enlarged service workshop facility at the company’s main electric valve actuator manufacturing plant in Bath, as a result of a 75% increase in UK service workshop activity over the last 18 months. Designed in anticipation of further business increases, the new workshop is custom designed to efficiently facilitate the actuation overhaul, repair and upgrade activities performed, as well as the factory fitting of actuators to larger quantities of valves than was previously possible. Improved access to the light and airy workshop is directly linked to new cranage covering the majority of the floor area. New, enclosed storage has been installed, embodying computerised tracking of every actuator’s status and progress through the workshop. Work is performed on four fixed and two mobile bench stations, providing increased flexibility by permitting outside technicians to support the permanent workshop technicians during workload peaks. Each workbench is equipped with a PC terminal to enable reports to be generated without delay or interruption. A new production test rig has also been installed for performance testing of all actuators on completion of work. The increased workshop space also enables a new inside/outside technician to be employed for local service on a same day or next day basis, supported by a fully equipped service vehicle.