• 24/10/2015 - Heavy Duty 620G grinding manipulators equiped with improved control arm system shipped to FR & CZ
  • 20/03/2016 - Continued developement of the G30P grinding system results in new system shipped to Turkey
  • 21/08/2016 - New class of very high speed, 180KG capacity, C320 manipulators shipped to Turkey
  • 17/01/2016 - CDL continues testing of Servo-Pump grinding system - reducing energy use & improving power control
  • 22/11/2015 - Quick change canon mounting system designed and shipped to US customer greatly reduces down time
  • 31/07/2016 - Repeat orders shipped to large German Foundry group
  • 27/11/2016 - Continued developement in grinding automation results in Planar grinding and automated riser stub removal

 Press Release - 21st Dec 2009      

Over recent years, and under the guidance of the company’s original founders, the efforts of the employees and the support of its agents, Clansman Dynamics has grown to become a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of industrial manipulators and robots for use in foundry, forge and waste processing.

Clansman started in 1994 and there have been changes in share ownership over the years such that Dick Philbrick owned almost all the shares. However Dick had long held a desire to reward those that had helped to develop the company by selling it to the employees. With the help of employee buyout specialists BAXI, ICOF and Scottish Enterprise, Dick’s vision became a reality on Friday 18th December 2009 as Clansman Dynamics became an employee owned business.

The change to an employee owned business represents a significant opportunity for the new owners to secure manufacture and employment in Scotland, but more importantly secure the ongoing services of the people that have contributed so much to the success of Clansman.

Previous examples of an Employee Buy Out (EBO) prove that companies that have transferred ownership to the employees under similar schemes, have then gone on to out perform others in their market sector. Our aim is that Clansman Dynamics will achieve the same.

In light of recent order success, and ending the year on a positive note, plans are in place to recruit more technical staff, and an ongoing upgrade of the manufacturing facility, is nearly completed. New products and an extension to an existing product range are currently on the drawing board.

Clansman has so far done very well during the financial crisis and has a very strong financial position, a confirmed order book for 2010, and having retained the services of key staff, Clansman Dynamics is well placed to continue its steady growth and development.

There will be no change to Clansman’s international business strategy, and all existing agency agreements will continue in force. We look forward to continuing to work with all our agents over what will be an exciting new phase in the development of Clansman Dynamics.

There are no changes to the management structure of the company and Dick Philbrick will remain as Managing Director.

The new owners of Clansman wish to thank Dick Philbrick for his vision and extreme generosity, making this possible.

For more information please contact [email protected]