For its fourth year, National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) is going international. International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) takes place on 23 June and the campaign for 2017 has been launched.
Weldalloy Europe Sprl., formerly Helixguard Sprl., manufacturers of the Pig’s Tail & Helixguard branded hose protection products, has appointed Plascompo Ltd. of Sheffield as its sole UK distributor.
Hansa-Flex, a leading European fluid technology system partner, has expanded its capabilities with the acquisition of Springbok Connections Ltd. based in London Heathrow. Springbok Connections specialises in hydraulic and industrial connections and repairs, with a focus on GSE (Ground Support Equipment) at UK airports.
This year’s National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC) Open Day, held at the centre’s premises in Worksop Nottinghamshire on 15 February, was its biggest event to date, attracting over 400 visitors, and comprising exhibitors from Niagara Falls in Canada to Barcelona in Spain. Visitors and exhibitors were made up of organisations active in over 20 industry sectors. There were 40 new exhibitors compared with last year; 18 of which are linked to ISE and electronics & control in particular.
Mechanical components manufacturer KTR Couplings has changed its name to KTR UK Ltd. following a rebrand by its German parent company.
Exitflex (UK) Ltd. has been renamed Polyhose (UK) Ltd. The Exitflex Group of companies, with distribution centres across Europe, Asia and the US, were acquired by Polyhose India (Pvt) Ltd. in 2009.
UK companies remain committed to strong trading relationships with European customers and suppliers despite the UK’s vote to leave the EU, according to the results of a British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) International Trade Survey.
MCS Hydraulics Srl, the Italian manufacturer of stainless steel products, has established a new distribution outlet in the UK.
UK independent lubricant blender, Morris Lubricants, is backing former BTRA British Truck Racing champion Dave Jenkins to regain his crown this season.
UK manufacturers are more optimistic about their business situation and exporting prospects, while reporting strong growth in domestic orders over the previous quarter, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.
Altec Engineering Group company Quick Hydraulics, the hydraulics specialist based in the North East, has entered into a partnership with hydraulic hose and fittings manufacturer, Stauff.
DCA Group companies Allison Hydraulics and Hydrastore have merged and will now trade under the Hydrastore banner. Allison Hydraulics’ stores in Birmingham and Washington Tyne and Wear will be re-branded Hydrastore, while Hydrastore’s head office will remain on the Sandtoft Industrial Estate in Belton, near Doncaster.
Following the acquisition of Ideal Hose with locations in Northampton & Rugby, Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics has opened its first totally new branch of 2017 in Kettering.
Gruppo Bianchi, parent company of Antifriction Components Ltd., is making a significant investment in Ehrco, an independent supplier of hydraulic hose and fitting products in the UK distribution market.
Superior, a Dorset manufacturer of high integrity O-rings and seals, was a winner at the South West National Apprenticeship Awards 2016, winning the ‘Employer of the Year’ category.
Hannover Messe 2017
24 April, 2017, 9:00 - 28 April, 2018, 18:00
Messegelände, D-30521 Hannover
Seawork International 2017
13 - 15 June, 2017
Mayflower Park, Southampton
SPE Offshore Europe 2017
05 September, 2017, 9:30 - 08 September, 2017, 14:00
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
10 April, 2018, 9:30 - 12 April, 2018, 16:30
Hall 9, NEC, Birmingham, UK