Newcastle-based electro-mechanical engineering company Houghton International has been approved as an accredited service centre by the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA).
Founded in 1984, Houghton International has expanded over the last 30 years into a multi-million pound, multinational business. Specialising in innovation in the repair, maintenance and life extension of rotating electrical machines, the company has grown from originally serving one customer to now working with over 200 customers globally in a broad range of sectors including power generation, renewables, industrial, oil & gas, marine and rail.
Having opened a large machine repair shop and invested over £300,000 in plant and machinery over the past year to improve performance and keep up with demand, EASA accreditation means that the company has successfully demonstrated that it complies with EASA AR100 and follows the prescribed good practices to consistently deliver quality electromechanical repairs that maintain or improve AC electric motor efficiency and reliability.
Michael Mitten, CEO of Houghton International, commented: “With over 30 years’ experience in the repair, maintenance and life extension of electrical rotating machines, becoming an EASA accredited service centre reaffirms our commitment to delivering high quality repairs to our UK and global customer base.
“EASA is the world’s leading authority in electro mechanical repair and maintenance, and represents the highest standard and best practice in this industry. Our customers can be assured that any work carried out in our shop meets with or exceeds these standards and be confident in our service.”
Linda J. Raynes, CAE, EASA president and CEO said: "This achievement by Houghton International affirms the company's commitment to excellence. EASA's accreditation program offers external validation that the company adheres to good practices by submitting to an independent, third-party audit."
EASA is the electro-mechanical authority; an international trade organisation consisting of more than 1,800 electromechanical sales and service firms in 59 countries. EASA member companies provide repair, service, and sales for the operation and maintenance of electric motors, generators, drives, controls, pumps and other electromechanical equipment.