Power Under One Brand

Astec IT Solutions Limited has joined the Novotek family.

Since Astec’s founding over two decades ago, we’ve enjoyed a very close relationship with GE and have become widely known as a system integrator that delivers high-quality solutions, provides value for money, and supports the future growth of our customers.

In 2006, we became, and have remained, the only active Premier Solution Partner for GE in the UK. This unique position demonstrates our experience, dedication, and depth of knowledge of the GE brand.

During this time, we’ve worked extremely closely with the incumbent GE channel partner to the mutual benefit of our customers. Our goal is always minimum customisation and maximum product implementation. Our approach increases the longevity of the systems we deploy, which in turn has earned us many loyal customers – something for which we are incredibly proud.

Since 2017, Novotek has been the UK channel partner for GE after acquiring Kerrco Automation, bringing a 36-year pedigree to the UK market in product sales and expertise. Novotek employs over 150 people with offices in Scandinavia, Benelux, Switzerland, the UK and Ireland.

During our ongoing collaboration, it became increasingly clear that bringing the two businesses together would provide more power under one brand and deliver many benefits to customers, owing to the combined expertise of the Astec team and the Novotek family.

As such, Astec IT Solutions Limited has become Novotek Solutions UK & Ireland Limited. For customers, this provides a one-stop shop for support throughout the entire system lifecycle, from solution selection right through to support and maintenance of delivered projects.

Driving additional value is at the core of the new combined entity, flowing through sales, implementation, and customer service to the GE install base now and in the future.

For many years, customers have dealt with both organisations for purchasing software and solutions. Now, one team can handle this entire process from end to end for even better customer care and confidence.






Astec IT Solutions joins the Novotek family

We are excited to announce that Astec IT Solutions Limited is joining the Novotek family.

Novotek has been a key partner of Astec in our delivery of GE software & solutions since the 2000s. This close relationship has continued to strengthen over the years and lately it has become clear that a joint company would deliver more power and value for our customers under one brand.






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

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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Astec achieves ISO 27001:2013 certification

Astec have successfully completed certification to ISO 27001:2013, demonstrating our commitment to best-practice information security processes. As the risk of cyber attacks increase for ourselves and our customers, having an information security management system certified and externally audited to ISO 27001:2013 is paramount to mitigate the threat. As the level of integration between systems and equipment in the IT and OT space accelerates to drive digital transformation, being able to implement best practices in security and information management is extremely important for our customers.

Managing director Andy Tripp commented, “Achieving ISO 27001:2103 certification underlines the robustness of our information security management, adding a level of compliance, process and procedure which demonstrates how seriously we take our responsibilities with our data and systems and those of our customers. I’m extremely proud of the hard work of the team in achieving this accreditation.”

Established by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organisation. More information can be found on the ISO website.