Quantum Controls has partnered with Carousel Logistics, one of the UK’s leading logistics companies, to provide UK Industry with instant access to ABB Motors any time, day or night.

There are currently over 10,000,000 electric motors keeping UK industrial processes running. All engineers live with the constant threat of motor failure stopping manufacturing processes, leading to lost production which on average costs UK companies £12,000 an hour.

The solution has historically been to get the damaged motor removed and sent to a local motor repair facility, but a motor rewind can take days to do. It is also now accepted that a repaired motor will be unavoidably 2 – 5% less efficient on return, largely due to the heat caused when a motor burns out distorting the minute tolerances of the motor metal casing and internal components.

Today’s electrical engineers are generally aware that a policy of installing new, high efficiency motors to replace failed motors is best practice, but there has been a problem for a long time accessing motors from stock in the UK.

Many motor suppliers do have stock of course, but motors don’t just fail in normal working hours. In fact, most processes run 24 hours these days, and since normal office hours only cover eight of those hours, statistics show that your motors are 66% more likely to fail when your UK motor stockist is closed.

Some suppliers do offer a 24/7 mobile number which a helpful member of staff may answer in the early hours of the morning. But they then have to wake up, get online to check stock, produce a quotation, insist on an order number, drive to their companies premises, open up, contact a local courier (the local courier will then have a member of staff who has to go through the same process, wake up, take the call, get order number) and so on.

This method has so many steps that can fail and/or cause delays that the poor engineer can be left on the end of a phone for hours waiting in vain to get a motor. All the time they are losing tens of thousands of pounds and getting increasing pressure from production management to get the process back up and running. If you’re an engineer reading this, you will recognise this scenario all too well…

You may be aware Quantum Controls has been the leading supplier of ABB Motors in the UK for many years, and we recognise the universal problem faced by engineers and have invested in a solution that will deliver the following:

  • Access to the UK’s largest stock of WIMES Specification ABB Motors
  • Ex stock held centrally at UK logistics company’s warehouse
  • 2 and 4 pole motors available foot mounted and flange mounted, with all power ratings available up to 250kW
  • All motor stock held is suitable for use with all forms of motor starters, including Variable Speed Drives
  • 24/7 direct telephone access to expert motor engineers to discuss application and seek help with motor selection if needed
  • Order placed direct to logistics company, no need to wait until our offices are open
  • Motor will be in transit within 30 minutes of call – ‘guaranteed’
  • Delivery time advised, Birmingham to your UK location

Quantum’s unique solution ensures that, with one phone call, you as an engineer can have a market leading, high efficiency ABB motor in transit within 30 minutes, with a known delivery time to your site, any time day or night, 365 days a year.

This new service is revolutionising the UK motor market – and while Quantum Controls has won the prestigious Corporate Excellence ‘UK Drives and Motor Supplier of the Year’ award for the last three years running, we are not a logistics company. Our partnership with logistics specialist, Carousel, has allowed us to offer this unique service and has generated the following feedback from our customers:

“First off, it was recommended I use another company to source a motor, but they did not even pick up the phone at 10pm. After which, I Googled ABB Motors and you came up. I worked with Kyle from your office, he was very nice and professional, gave me a quote and said you would have the motor to us within two hours. Because of this I placed the order with yourselves and I would be more than happy to use Quantum again in the future.”
Jon Salt – Plant Maintenance Manager

“I would just like to say the new service you now provide proved to be invaluable last night. One call to your logistics centre and we had a 75kW motor on its way us. We were back up and running before the 6am shift came in. Great service!”
Stewart Paterson – Shift Engineer, SIE

If you are a busy engineer responsible for keeping your company’s processes running, then put this number in your phone today. It will save you no end of problems when you need a motor and could save your company thousands in lost production.


PS. We also offer our contract partners an even better service by giving them their own password, so they do not have to send order numbers out of hours. They simply ring the logistics centre, request the motor and give them their password and the motor is on its way. Making our stock, their stock.