A weekend at the heart of the British Grand Prix

This weekend Astec IT Solutions Ltd loaned our Marketing Manager, Adam Burgess, to Pirelli for the #BritishGP weekend to photograph their Hot Laps experiences.

Adam got to see the inner workings of Formula One and the British Grand Prix weekend up close, with a paddock pass that granted access to the very heart of the action.

The Pirelli Hot Laps are run from a pit box at the very end of the pitlane, offering a unique opportunity to get so close to a F1 car in motion.


What a fantastic race! Maybe one of the best for many years. And thank goodness Zhou Guanyu was ok after his horrendous accident! Halo did its job. #silverstone #f1

Part 13 – Intelligent Systems for Traceability and Compliance

Data capture is critical when you’re looking to drive continuous improvements in manufacturing, and it is equally crucial for regulatory compliance. In this month’s Fit for the Future article, we’ll look at how intelligent systems can streamline the capture of data required for quality management and regulatory compliance in regulated industries.

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Part 12 – Improve Operational Visibility with Modern UI

Cluttered user interfaces are like rain on a car windscreen, obscuring the most crucial information. As part of the drive to improve this issue, User Experience (UX) has replaced the term User Interface (UI) to describe visualisation methods which support users in decision-making with efficient and effective visual information.

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Microsoft Gold Partnership

Astec has achieved Microsoft Gold Partner status for another year. The certification required the Astec team to pass new and challenging exams to demonstrate our commitment to the highest levels of customer care and technical proficiency.

Our Gold Partner status is a crucial pillar of our ‘IT compliant OT’ philosophy. Alignment of operational technologies with IT standards is foundational to digital transformation in the era of intelligent cloud and edge solutions. Astec has led the way in IT-centric software engineering for the complete production cycle, from delivery of raw product, scheduling and supply chain to packaging and distribution.

Andy Tripp, Managing director, commented, “It is a great achievement to pass the required exams to maintain our Microsoft Gold Partnership. The excellence demonstrated by our partnership with Microsoft is central to our mission as a system integrator. IT-centric competency is vital in the current manufacturing space. It needs to be applied with system architecture best practice to build future-fit platforms with the required data security and connectivity.”

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