Piers, who studied Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, is a highly knowledgeable Electro-Mechanical Chartered Engineer with 3 decades of industry experience. Following a successful career working with Control Techniques & Emerson, Piers made the leap to establishing his own company in 2008. Having the self-belief to fulfil solutions to problems others in the industry would not, the company grew rapidly to become one of the largest servo electric actuator distributors in the UK. More recently Olsen has expanded into modified and bespoke UK designed and built actuator solutions heavily investing in R&D during the past 3 years, tailoring form and function to exactly satisfy application challenges. During C19 the company has developed a new growth strategy and taken the decision to invest in additional people and resources.
Location & Products
Based in the North West at the world class Daresbury UKRI Science and Technology Campus, Olsen’s portfolio of products and services is impressive. Their range encompasses the industry-leading Exlar roller screw servo actuators, Macron Dynamics electric belt actuators and gantry XYZ linear robotics systems and recently ANCA motions new range of high frequency tubular linear motors. Olsen possess several ranges of power electronics and motion controllers including Mil Spec & Aerospace DO178 approved Servo Drives, also offering an extensive range of additional products, packaged with cable assemblies to meet almost all motion control needs. This enables the business to help fulfil repeat orders directly with a range of Prime contractors and a distinguished collection of blue-chip clients as well as meeting the needs of smaller businesses and one-off challenges. Applications include Passenger Hovercrafts to off shore survey vessels, Automotive production and mobile equipment, Depositing / Sealing & Food Packaging Machinery, Entertainment Industries, Dynamic / Static / endurance Test Rigs with data logging, Power Turbine Control and Medical.
Piers’ passion and experience is perhaps best manifested in the ‘solutions’ side of the company. In addition to providing tailored and measured direct solutions from their existing product lines, Olsen is well known for finding unique and completely original solutions to previously insurmountable obstacles. His most pioneering work of late has been in the Subsea sector where newly patented technologies are helping companies create machines that are more energy efficient, lower mass and lower cost.