21 November, 2017

Plascompo appointed distributor for Weldalloy

28 March, 2017

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 acquires Springbok Connections

22 March, 2017

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.


KTR Couplings rebrands to KTR UK

17 March, 2017

Mechanical components manufacturer KTR Couplings has changed its name to KTR UK Ltd. following a rebrand by its German parent company.


NFPC Open Day enjoys biggest event yet

17 March, 2017

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.


Exitflex (UK) renamed Polyhose (UK)

08 March, 2017

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.


Europe to retain strong UK export focus despite Brexit vote

01 March, 2017

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 opens new UK distribution outlet

23 February, 2017

MCS Hydraulics Srl, the Italian manufacturer of stainless steel products, has established a new distribution outlet in the UK.


Morris Lubricants tips Jenkins to become British truck racing champion

20 February, 2017

UK independent lubricant blender, Morris Lubricants, is backing former BTRA British Truck Racing champion Dave Jenkins to regain his crown this season.


Manufacturer optimism rises at highest pace for two years

15 February, 2017

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.


Quick Hydraulics secures Stauff partnership

09 February, 2017

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.


Hydrastore and Allison Hydraulics merge

03 February, 2017

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.


Hydraquip opens first new branch for 2017 in Kettering

26 January, 2017

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 invests in Ehrco

19 January, 2017

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 wins at the South West National Apprentice Awards

12 January, 2017

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.


Filtration Group welcomes Mahle Industrial Filtration to its portfolio

06 January, 2017

Filtration Group, a subsidiary of Madison Industries, has taken over the Industrial Filtration division of Mahle. Last autumn, Mahle announced that it wanted to withdraw from the industrial filtration business. The division employs around 900 people worldwide.


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