Growth Powered by Dedication to Serving
From humble beginnings to a global enterprise, the success of Atkins Machinery has been fueled by the vision of its founder – a commitment to provide a quality source for pre-owned textile machinery at reasonable prices. Starting from a two room office in 1983, Robert D. Atkins has guided Atkins Machinery to a worldwide corporation with over 200 years of combined textile experience.
“We’ve worked hard over the years to remain current with the changes going on in the industry,” said Atkins, who spent 13 years with textile giant Milliken and Company, before moving into the equipment business. “This is not an 8 to 5 job. We’ve gained our edge from the work we have done after regular business hours.”
Despite all the changes and growth at Atkins Machinery, many things remain the same “Our service now is the same as when we started, if not better, ” said Atkins, who passed along his philosophy to his son Greg Atkins, President, when he joined the family business 18 years ago.
“We take the attitude of doing it right. One thing that has made us successful is the close relationship we’ve built with our customers. If there’s a problem, they know we are behind them. Our clients enjoy the comfort of doing repeat business with us and knowing that they will receive the same type of service time and time again. If it comes from Atkins, they know it will be right.”
– Greg Atkins
International Expansion Opens New Markets
Atkins Machinery’s warehousing capacity has grown to keep pace with its worldwide sales, now topping 500,000 square feet on a 19 acre complex. That capacity, combined with Atkins Machinery’s extensive sourcing of equipment, has been the key to our success in the international market. Sales to more than 25 countries world wide make up the vast majority of our total business.