Auto-dolly pioneer David Keene named in UK's top 100 manufacturing professionals list

The man behind a new autonomous luggage dolly currently being tested at Changi Airport has been named in The Manufacturer’s Top 100 of manufacturing professionals in the UK.

David Keene, who formed Aurrigo International plc 30 years ago with his brother Graham, won the accolade for a record-breaking third time after judges praised him for his work in driving the UK’s presence in autonomous vehicles, especially the auto-dolly solution which will make airports cleaner, smarter and more efficient.

The award marks a major year for Aurrigo International which has recently signed a ground-breaking partnership deal to test its autonomous luggage dollies at Changi Airport in Singapore.

Keene, who is also a visiting Professor at Coventry University, commented: "It is such an honour to be included in the Top 100, especially when you consider the diverse and exciting talent that I’m among - spanning pretty much every engineering discipline you can imagine."

Aurrigo recently acquired GB Wiring Systems and employs 93 people across its Advanced Engineering Centre in Coventry and international offices in North America, Australia, and Singapore.

See Keene's commentary piece on autonomous vehicles and the dollies in action at Changi in the latest issue of GHI.

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