Peak NDT Ltd and KUKA join Advanced Nuclear Research Centre


The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Nuclear Research Centre (ANRC) has welcomed two new Tier 2 members, Peak NDT Ltd and KUKA.

Peak NDT is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of ultrasonic non-destructive testing equipment and KUKA is one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions, with more than 400 UK employees.

The University of Strathclyde has a track record of supporting the UK and international nuclear industry for more than 60 years. Through the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre, it supports the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities by means of process, risk and technical innovations.

It also supports the design, safe and efficient operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities through process, risk and technical innovations.

Formed in 2015, the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre has grown into a vibrant research centre with strong industry support and collaboration with many academics from both Strathclyde and the wider academic community.

The research portfolio of the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre is continually developing and includes expertise in plant lifetime extension, asset management, decommissioning, waste disposal, data analytics, non-destructive testing, materials science and structural integrity. 

Peak NDT is an intensive research and development (R&D) company that invests heavily in new product development. Membership of the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre will allow it to access, and participate in, world-class research that supports the technology and application developments at the forefront of the nuclear industry.

KUKA Robotics has been established for more than 100 years and has stood for ideas and innovations that have made it the worldwide success it is today. It offers a range of products and services, from robot components to fully automated systems.

Nick King, ANRC Technical Project Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Peak NDT and KUKA Robotics to the growing Advanced Nuclear Research Centre membership. Peak NDT and KUKA bring relevant, complementary capabilities and technical expertise to the research centre and we look forward to working closely with them on a number of exciting projects for our members.”
Simon Parke of Peak NDT said: “We are very excited to join the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre. It provides a very welcome route to partnership and insight with leading industrial and academic expertise in a key industry sector.”

Jeff Nowill, KUKA Robotics Ltd Chief Executive Officer, UK and Ireland, said: “We are looking forward to continuing our innovative collaboration with the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre and the University of Strathclyde.
“Further establishing our presence in Glasgow is part of KUKA UK’s commitment to be a lithe, decentralised, modern business, operating close to our customers, and aligns with our strategy of developing high-performance solutions that can be transferred to the nuclear industry.”

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