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Coronavirus and its increasing effect on the way we all operate around the World.

Dear Valued Customer

This is our third update in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic and our team continues to monitor this global situation.  Our number one priority remains the health and well-being of our colleagues around the world who, in the main, we are happy to report, remain safe and well at this time. 

Our manufacturing plant in China remains open, manufacturing at full capacity with over 93% of our workforce reporting for work.

Given these facts, Curtis UK wants to keep you fully abreast of our situation to assist with your planning as follows:

    1. We continue to follow updates from Public Health England and the World Health Organisation and are adhering to all recommendations and restrictions.
    2. All departments in Northampton are fully staffed (in-office or remotely) and there are no UK business interruptions at this time.  However, our engineering facility in Livermore, California and our manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico are now closed on instruction from the United States Government.  This may have implications on some product lead times as we move forward and details will be provided in due course, as necessary.
    3. Our global team continues to monitor key suppliers and at this time we see no supply chain interruptions.
    4. Key personnel have the ability to work remotely with access to all our business systems as required. Curtis China is focusing on planning and logistics to ensure the continuity of our mutual supply chains.
    5. We have the ability to shift key products between our China and Bulgaria manufacturing sites if necessary.
    6. We recognise that this is a dynamic situation and Curtis is well-positioned globally to meet this challenge. We will continuously evaluate our supply position to help minimise any supply chain disruptions.
As this situation is rapidly evolving, we will continue to monitor it and update our email information as necessary.  Your partnership over the coming weeks and months is essential.  Please do the same and alert us of any product supply concerns at the earliest opportunity. 

If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact your usual Curtis Customer Service Contact in the first instance. 

Telephone lines continue to be busy.  Please make a note of all the contact options shown below:

Curtis UK Sales Office - 01604 885201

Sarah Clark - 01604 885260
Sarah Clark

Bethany Colbert - 01604 885267
Bethany Colbert

Anita Chapman, Sales Office Manager - 01604 885230
Anita Chapman


Please remember, our warehouse is fully stocked, deliveries are still arriving, carriers are still collecting.  So if you need something, please call or email us.  For now, we're working the same way we do every day! 

We all need to work together through these tough times.  Please continue to work closely with us.  Thank you.

David Wilkes, Managing Director, Curtis (UK)

Curtis UK

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Customer Support Engineer (Software & EV Systems)

Job description

As our Customer Support Engineer, you will be joining a team of global Customer Support Engineers who are involved in the software development and commissioning of Industrial Electric Vehicle (EV) systems where good project management, customer interface and technical expertise is expected. The majority of projects will involve the development of custom Vehicle Control Language (VCL) software which is a proprietary programming language developed by Curtis. This preliminary and supporting work will be undertaken in our Curtis Instruments UK office in Northampton. Vehicle commissioning and software debugging will be undertaken at the customers' facilities in the UK and Europe.

You should possess a good working knowledge of DC circuits, microprocessor control systems and, most importantly, the ability to program in a high level language such as C. Real time programming and a working knowledge of hydraulics, CANbus and motor control are advantageous.

You will be expected to be able to troubleshoot, work autonomously and set the highest standards at all times. Working away from home is expected for typical durations of between 2 – 5 days in the UK and in Europe.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide In-house product support for staff and customers.
  • Work closely with customer engineers and our own design teams to create project specific solutions for electric vehicles and industrial drives.
  • Run training sessions for customers.
  • Participate in project reviews.
  • Develop proprietary application code.

Experience you need:

  • BSC EE degree or equivalent in Mechatronics or Vehicle Engineering
  • In-depth experience working with electrical and electronic systems and the associated tool environment.
  • Knowledge of vehicle communication systems such as CAN-Open and CAN-J1939.
  • Knowledge of motor control systems (strongly preferred).
  • Experience in software analysis, documentation and design of experiments.
  • Ability to work effectively in small teams.
  • Experience in programming using high-level languages such as Basic, C, or has experience with Arduino or Raspberry Pi and/or robotics. 

What we offer:

  • Training and long-term development of your position.
  • Interesting and challenging tasks in-house and at customer location.
  • International work environment.
  • Attractive salary and employee benefits

If you are interested in discussing the position further, please email your CV to anita.chapman@curtisinst.co.uk or call 01604 885230.




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Curtis UK has been delivering reliable, top quality chargers for more than 20 years and are the brand of choice for a wide range of OEMs and Dealers across the UK. 

Our latest aluminium wound transformers have allowed for some exciting range developments, offering much lower pricing without any compromise on performance.

All models are manufactured in a state-of-the-art ISO 14001 certified Italian factory. These chargers offer users significant advantages in efficiency, longevity, data retrieval, flexibility and support.

Perfect for traction batteries, the Curtis CONCERTO, PRIMO Power and Pulse chargers recharge batteries in 8 or 10/12 hours and come complete with microprocessor diagnostics and LEDs signalling charging phases or faults.  They are perfectly suited to all general industrial battery powered vehicle applications like materials handling, airport ground support, aerial lift, utility and on road EV.

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  • Improved battery performance: Proportional gassing and controlled equalization ensures the battery receives thecorrect amount of charge.
  • Reduced running costs: Programmable delay on charge start, allows for use of off peak power, providing energy
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  • High durability: Heavy gauge, all steel, welded case finished in hard wearing wipe clean epoxy paint.
  • Rated to IP20.
  • Shortest lead times for non-stock items
  • UK wide service support network

Most of our chargers are ex stock, delivered next day as standard, and all come with a minimum 3 year warranty.  If it’s not in stock, we’ll get it, and our lead times are the shortest in the UK!  And in the unlikely event that your Curtis Charger requires attention in the field, one of our UK wide network of field based independent Service Agents can be on site with your customer within 48 hours.

The standard colours are Ral 5010 Blue and 7016 Grey. Customer specific colours and product variations (like airblow or weatherproof casing) are also available.  The PRIMOPulse is covered by our 5 year warranty and is also supported by nationwide service agent cover, so users are offered a truly unique level of service in this industry.

For more information call 01604 885201 or email us at info@curtisinst.co.uk.

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