About Us

Established in 1995, Astech Projects is an award winning Engineering and Science based company supplying robotic and automation solutions to a global customer base.

Astech specialise in the custom design, build and systems integration of robotics and automation applications for advanced manufacturing and regulated industries including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer healthcare, chemical, aerospace and automotive.

Astech’s mission is to provide ‘best in class’ automation solutions tailored to customers' unique and individual requirements. Our team of dedicated and talented engineers achieve this by delivering innovative and intelligent design solutions.

All design, manufacturing, software development and testing activities are undertaken at our specialist facility in Cheshire, UK, by dedicated groups specialising in Laboratory and Industrial Automation. From here, systems are shipped, installed and maintained worldwide.

Astech provide a full project life-cycle “From Concept to Completion” and offer a comprehensive system support service called REACTS® providing peace of mind for the lifetime of the system. We hold ISO-9001 and TickIT accreditation and undergo regular customer and third party quality audits.

In recognition of our outstanding achievements Astech was honoured in 2009, with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious awards for business performance and are made on the advice of the Prime Minister.

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Drug Delivery Automation

Astech are recognised as one of the world leaders in automated drug delivery testing with the most comprehensive portfolio of next generation solutions for the major pharmacopoeia tests in Respiratory, Solid Dose and Injectables. Astech’s systems are engineered to the highest quality possible and are fully validated in line with EU, US FDA and ROW regulatory requirements. Our systems are modular, scalable and designed to allow easy incorporation of different drug delivery devices.

Laboratory Automation

Whatever your needs, Astech can develop a bespoke automated solution for you. We are recognised throughout the industry for our innovative design capability and our ability to produce fully automated solutions for complex, previously un-automated applications. Example applications include High Throughput Formulation Science, Vaccine Potency Preparation & Testing, Forced Degradation, Microbiological Urine Analysis, Water Testing & Analysis Systems and Bioscience. We employ the latest 3D modelling and Proof of Concept techniques so that you can visualise and influence the design of your system before manufacture and installation commence.

Industrial Automation

Astech supply quality bespoke robotics and automation solutions in highly regulated ‘Advanced Manufacturing’ industry sectors, including Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Aerospace, Chemical and Nuclear. Our experience has enabled us to develop an in-depth understanding of the regulatory requirements necessary to deliver projects in these demanding sectors.

Astech achieve quality through our commitment to sound engineering principles at every stage of the project life-cycle. From project planning to planned maintenance and support, we focus on ensuring our quality systems and production processes are consistently robust to deliver a system that is aligned with the total quality approach of the ‘Advanced Manufacturing’ industries.


REACTS® is our servicing and support group. We offer a dedicated service to our customers, ensuring the longevity of their systems and carefree operation for many years to come. Agreements are available for systems located in the UK, Europe, USA and beyond.

About the Schauenburg International Group

The holding company of SCHAUENBURG INTERNATIONAL, a modern group of enterprises, invests in established and profitable industrial companies worldwide.

The focus is on companies that are leading in their niche markets and strengthen or complement the existing business divisions Electronic Technologies, Plastics Processing, Machinery & Equipment as well as Industrial Solutions. In addition, the group is open to new activities with promising prospects.

The individual companies of the group operate in the daily business largely on their own, receive business management assistance when needed and are further developed within the group. To implement this philosophy based on trust, responsibility and progress, SCHAUENBURG INTERNATIONAL relies on a continuous dialogue and flat hierarchies.

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