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Subsea UK to support SMEs with apprenticeships

01 October, 2015

Subsea UK has launched a new support service to bring fresh, young talent into the subsea sector by making it easier for businesses to recruit apprentices.


Expert mentoring helps schoolchildren develop Solutions for the Planet

25 September, 2015

Teams of schoolchildren mentored by professionals from companies including Brammer and Buck & Hickman recently had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament and present their Big Ideas for the future as part of a national competition organised by the Solutions for the Planet programme.


Elmo Rietschle invests in new rental fleet

25 September, 2015

Vacuum and pressure technology manufacturer Elmo Rietschle, part of the Gardner Denver Group, has invested in a brand new rental fleet of high-performance vacuum pumps, helping customers to maintain productivity during overhaul or remedial work on their existing pump units.


Stauff acquires Voswinkel

25 September, 2015

Stauff Group has acquired Voswinkel, the major producer of quick release couplings for hydraulic systems. Founded in Germany in 1928, Voswinkel also develops and produces a comprehensive range of hydraulic hose fittings – particularly for high-pressure applications – as well as custom-designed piping.


New Festo.direct online web shop – ex-stock range, easy credit card purchase

17 September, 2015

Festo the automation technology solutions provider, is launching the new Festo.direct online web shop. With 2300 items selected from the complete range it offers a simplified selection of essential components and assemblies. Spanning factory and process automation needs, it is quick and easy to find components. Festo.direct offers easy credit card purchasing and free delivery within the UK. Product benefits of Festo.direct The ‘easy bundles’ present the most often needed accessories such as flow controls and sensors for pneumatic actuators eliminating the need to find and match the parts you need. Mountings and additional, compatible accessories are suggested to help you get it right first time, every time. The ‘Simply Festo’ approach extends to valve terminals and electric drives where standard configurations make it easy to get all the parts needed for the most popular configurations. Service benefits of Festo.direct Festo aims to ensure all parts are ex-stock and available for next business day delivery (barring a few days due to courier restrictions over Bank Holidays). Full technical documentation and CAD drawings are easy to find and download. Festo invests more than 7% of its turnover in R&D to offer the latest products providing security and efficiency with the minimum of complexity. Through its training division, Festo Didactic, the company offers technology training courses covering popular topics e.g. pneumatics, preventative maintenance, hydraulics, safety and energy efficiency. https://festo.direct


Gardner Denver celebrates 45 years of British manufacturing success

16 September, 2015

Vacuum pump and compressor manufacturer, Gardner Denver, has celebrated 45 years of great British manufacturing at its Redditch factory, with a recently held open week for current and former employees, customers, the press and local dignitaries.


Fluid Power & Systems and Air-Tech 2016 on the horizon

10 September, 2015

Fluid Power & Systems, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 12 to14 April 2016, is the only event in the UK that is 100 per cent focused on a comprehensive range of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, together with products that facilitate better electro-mechanic system design and application for improved process automation, control and monitoring.


Shell launches AI-powered service for lubricant distributors

02 September, 2015

Shell has launched an artificial intelligence-driven service for trade channels – Shell Virtual Assistant. It is an interactive one-stop shop on the Shell website where distributors can ask common lubricant-related questions, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Hansen celebrates 100 years of manufacturing

28 August, 2015

This year sees the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Hansen Manufacturing Company, maker of the original Hansen quick-release coupling.


Linde Hydraulics increases footprint in North America

28 August, 2015

Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG (LHY) has announced the next step of its growth and globalisation strategy by increasing its footprint in North America. The company’s wholly owned subsidiary Linde Hydraulics Corporation USA (LHC) will start serving the North American market directly.


Mattei presents products and prototypes at The Energy Event

28 August, 2015

Rotary vane compressor manufacturer, Mattei, will be displaying a selection of energy efficient compressed air solutions, including new products and some prototypes being launched in the near future, on Stand D01 at The Energy Event 2015.


Stauff UK and Spir Star sign exclusive deal

21 August, 2015

Stauff UK Ltd. and Spir Star have agreed an exclusive sales and distribution contract, for the rights to supply the Spir Star and Sami Instrument products into the UK and Ireland.


Flowtechnology UK launches new mobile app

21 August, 2015

As an integral part of Flowtechnology UK’s (FTUK) on-going added value service offering, a new mobile app had been launched in partnership with SwiftCloud, enabling fast and efficient ordering.


Rotec acquires Ram Reman

21 August, 2015

Rotec Holdings has acquired Ram Reman Ltd., the cylinder manufacturer and repairer of West Moors, Dorset.


Manufacturing growth remains steady

21 August, 2015

Manufacturing growth continued in the three months to July, but exports are set to weaken, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.


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