• History

    MB Air Systems (MBAS) was born following the management buyout of the business and assets of Motherwell Bridge Air Systems in 2002 (part of Motherwell Bridge Group, est. 1973). MBAS operations, with over 38 years of expertise and service to a wide range of clients, is specialized in the fields of compressed air, industrial & offshore lifting, power tools, pneumatics and product finishing systems. Its business scope includes systems design, integration, sales, rental, maintenance & repair. The company, in partnership with its principals, Ingersoll-Rand, Parker Domnick Hunter, IMI Norgren and ITW Finishing, is committed to bringing added value to customers’ businesses. This is done by providing innovative solutions and the highest standard of service.

    Innovation plays a major part in MBAS strategies. It has been awarded a patent for its recently designed product FiltAir-Receiver. In addition, following many years of service and close working relationship with clients in the oil & gas sector, MBAS has developed its own Zone II (hazardous duty) air compressors. The company is currently working on a number of new initiatives to actively influence its industry’s growth. MBAS employs over 70 people operating from 4 branches in the United Kingdom.

    Previous relevant experience

    MBAS has been involved in the following European projects:

    • AmIMoSES project (FP7-ICT-2007-224250, Ambient-Intelligent Interactive Monitoring System for Energy Use Optimization in Manufacturing SMEs)
    • K-NET project (FP7-ICT-2007-215584, Services for Context Sensitive Enhancing of Knowledge in Networked enterprises)
    • FLUID-WIN project (IST4-027083, developing a new dynamic business model for manufacturing networks)
    • PRIME project (GRD1-2001-40408, which investigated supporting products throughout the life cycle)
    • AIM project (IST-2001-52222, which supports the acceleration of innovative ideas to market)
    • REMOTE project (GRD1-2000-25433, , which investigated the development of problem solving strategies for product/customer support via extended enterprise
    • MBAS is currently a partner in DEMI project (FP7-ICT-2009-247831, Product and Process Design for AmI Supported Energy Efficient Manufacturing Installations)

    Main tasks in ExtremeFactories

    MBAS will participate in the definition of business cases and requirements analysis, verification and validation of the methodology and platform design. The company will also assess the ExtremeFactories methodology and platform and contribute to dissemination and exploitation of results.