Industry leading engineer joins Breathe Technologies

Simon Allen joins Breathe as Engineering and Delivery Director

Simon has over 25 years’ experience delivering large scale, complex warehouse automation projects across Europe.

He has held senior engineering positions at industry giants Dematic and most recently TGW Logistics Group, where he was Head of Engineering.

A qualified electrical and electronic engineer, Simon has worked on major automaton systems for the logistics, retail and e-commerce sectors and has been technical leader on multiple Amazon fulfilment centres.

He also has a strong track record in the research and development of new controls hardware and software solutions, including creating a new conveyor product line as part of a multinational team.

Supporting growth and innovation

At Breathe Technologies Simon will lead the department responsible for the custom design, implementation, configuration and lifecycle support of a diverse range of automated materials handling systems, including robotics, autonomous guided vehicles, wearables, conveyors and sortation.

His arrival will support the rapid growth and continuing evolution of the business, which has a customer base that includes Pets At Home, GXO and QVC.

Following its rebrand from Conveyor Networks in 2021, Breathe Technologies has become increasingly recognised for delivering innovative robotics systems and developing its own suite of advanced warehouse execution software (WES) and warehouse control software (WCS).

This modular software improves the efficiency and ROI of physical warehouse automation systems by optimising real-time performance through precise co-ordination, control and generating data insights.

Simon Allen, Engineering and Delivery Director at Breathe Technologies, said:

“The business has established a reputation as a systems integrator and software provider that is independent, innovative and builds deep partnerships with customers by focusing on continuous improvement.

“I’m excited to use my technical engineering knowledge and diverse experience to further enhance these relationships, support my new colleagues and contribute to the next phase of Breathe Technologies’ growth.”

Claire Umney, Managing Director of Breathe Technologies, said:

“For over 25 years Simon has been successfully delivering complex, high performance automation systems for two of the world’s largest warehouse automation suppliers.

“He’ll play a key role in helping meet customers’ complex warehouse automation needs and ensure their solutions are designed installed, configured and integrated as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

“He brings a breadth of experience and track record for developing high-performing engineering teams, which will be a great benefit as we continue to grow.”