20 February, 2018

SME output grows at fastest pace in seven years

22 August, 2017

Output among the UK’s small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers grew at the fastest pace in seven years, according to the latest quarterly SME trends survey, though optimism about the current business situation was broadly flat.

Honeywell and SKF launch IIoT pilot project

16 August, 2017

Honeywell Process Solutions and SKF have launched a joint pilot project aimed at developing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. The pilot project, at a copper mine in Latin America, aims to create a digital standard for improved machine efficiency, reliability and competitiveness for industrial customers.

Compressor firm lifts Inventor of the Year award

11 August, 2017

Edinburgh-based compressor company, Vert Rotors, lifted Inventor of the Year trophy at the prestigious Made in Scotland awards in Glasgow recently. The company was recognised for the innovation and advances it has made with the production of its micro, near silent and highly efficient range of compressors; all designed and manufactured in Scotland.

IET bursary scheme for future engineers

02 August, 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is calling for promising future engineers to apply for its Engineering Horizons Bursary scheme, which offers support to students and apprentices who have faced obstacles or personal challenges and need financial assistance to help them during their studies or apprenticeships. This year’s scheme is opening with initial 10 grants supported by the National Grid.

HPS moves to larger premises

28 July, 2017

Peterborough-based Hydraulic and Pneumatic Supplies Ltd. (HPS) has moved into new premises due to company expansion.

Bosch Rexroth saves costs with integrated measuring systems

24 July, 2017

Drive and control solutions provider, Bosch Rexroth, has reported two years of maintenance-free production at its plant in Schweinfurt, Germany, following the installation of its own Integrated Measuring Systems (IMS), a move that has saved the company tens of thousands of Euros in maintenance and running costs.

Thorite opens in Bristol

18 July, 2017

Thorite – the UK supplier of air compressors, air tools, pneumatics and process products – has opened a new Sales Centre in Bristol, bringing the total number of Thorite Sales Centres to 11.

Motion Control Industry Awards 2017 success

11 July, 2017

Following its successful inaugural outing in 2016, the Motion Control Industry Awards again proved to be a major attraction this year.

Electro-hydraulic, IIoT-enabled products drive growth for hydraulic equipment

06 July, 2017

Manufacturers must focus on integrating electronic components and leveraging sealing technologies, according to Frost & Sullivan’s Industrial Automation and Process Control team.

Half of firms believe AI will be transformational and widespread

27 June, 2017

A CBI survey of 160 businesses in association with IBM reveals that almost half of firms believe the current wave of artificial intelligence (AI) will be transformational and widespread; fundamentally transforming the industry and markets they work in. However, according to the survey, only a third feel their business has the skills to adopt data-driven technologies, so the UK must act quickly to bridge the knowledge gap as international competition heats up.

EEF signs partnership agreement with US counterpart

27 June, 2017

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation recently signed a partnership agreement with its US counterpart, the National Association for Manufacturers (NAM), at a ceremony in Washington DC.

Group HES flies high with new £2 million deal with Galliford Try

22 June, 2017

The Gloucester-based engineering company, Group HES, has secured a record deal with construction company, Galliford Try, to supply four large hydraulic ring mains at the new Airbus Wing Integration Centre (AWIC) in Filton, Bristol.

Ashton Seals welcomes new gaskets business development manager

16 June, 2017

Ashton Seals Ltd. has appointed Gavin Lyles as its new gaskets business development manager to manage the growing demand for gasket sealing solutions.

Quaker Chemical and Houghton International to combine

08 June, 2017

Quaker Chemical Corporation and Houghton International Inc. – companies with a combined 250-year history as providers of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical knowhow to the global primary metals and metalworking industries – have executed a definitive agreement to combine the companies.

Atlas Copco to acquire Brazilian compressor manufacturer

02 June, 2017

Atlas Copco, provider of sustainable productivity solutions, is to acquire Pressure Compressores Ltda., a Brazilian manufacturer of piston compressors and related equipment.

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