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Overcapacity constrains Chinese industrial robot market growth

21 July, 2016

The Chinese market for industrial robots reached an estimated US$1.3 billion in 2015. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent, reaching $3.3 billion in 2020, according to IHS Inc., the global source of critical information and insight. China accounted for 13 per cent of global industrial robot sales revenue in 2015, and is expected to comprise 25 per cent in 2020.


UK Trelleborg Sealing facility obtains ISO/TS 29001:2011

14 July, 2016

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions’ seal manufacturing facility in Tewkesbury is believed by the company to be the first of its kind to obtain the international quality standard PD ISO/TS 29001:2011.


Beko Technologies UK opens new building

07 July, 2016

Beko Technologies UK – developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-quality components for compressed air processing and condensate technology – officially opened its new building in Redditch on 13 April. The ribbon to mark the official opening of the building was cut by company owner Monique Abeels-Koch in the presence of the Beko Technologies team and guests.


Boge beefs up supply in central southern England with SAS partnership

30 June, 2016

Compressor manufacturer Boge has strengthened its distribution network by appointing Eastleigh-based Southern Air Systems (SAS) as its new platinum distribution partner for the central south region of England.


Export success brings Queen’s Award to Helipebs Controls

23 June, 2016

Gloucester-based manufacturer Helipebs Controls Ltd. has been recognised for its excellence in export in the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.


Quarrying, construction and recycling innovation at Hillhead 2016

16 June, 2016

From 28 to 30 June Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry near Buxton, Derbyshire will once again host the world’s biggest working quarry exhibition.


Output grows in manufacturing sector – CBI

10 June, 2016

Orders improved a little overall and output grew, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.


Kee Connections opens new Northwest facility as part of major expansion roadmap

09 June, 2016

Kee Connections, (http://www.keeconnections.co.uk) the specialist designer and manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic couplings, hoses and connectors, has opened a new facility in the Northwest of England. This move is the first realisation of the company’s plans for a major expansion of its UK operations over the next three years.


Saskatchewan Uni lab manager wins Moog oldest operating servo valve contest

27 May, 2016

The Industrial Group of Moog Inc. declared Doug Bitner, manager for the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Engineering Fluid Power Lab, the winner of its contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve after he sent in a video showing lab equipment running with a Moog 21 Series servo valve manufactured in 1963. Moog launched the contest last September as part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Moog’s operations in Europe.


Apprenticeships pledge from engineering employers

27 May, 2016

More young people will be given the opportunity to ‘rise to the top’ with an apprenticeship, as 30,084 new apprenticeships were pledged by employers as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2016 last month (March).


Eriks to open seven new UK regional hubs

11 May, 2016

Eriks is strengthening its UK business with the creation of seven regional hubs that will support the local service centres.


Camozzi doubles size of training suite

11 May, 2016

Camozzi recently doubled the size of its training suite. The new facility is fully equipped with modular training boards, enabling delegates to get ‘hands on’ and build circuits.


Motion Control Industry Awards success

28 April, 2016

The inaugural Motion Control Industry Awards – in association with the UK Motion Control Alliance (UK MCA) – took place at the National Conference Centre (formally known as the National Motorcycle Museum) on the evening of Tuesday 12 April, following the first day of DFA Media’s co-located exhibitions at Birmingham’s NEC.


Hydrofit and Quick Hydraulics come together under Altec banner

28 April, 2016

North Shields-based specialist hydraulic engineering company Quick Hydraulics – part of the Altec Engineering Group, has acquired the assets and trade of Hydrofit Alliance in an undisclosed deal.


Fluid Power & Systems and Air-Tech 2016 attract biggest visitor numbers to date

26 April, 2016

Fluid Power & Systems and Air-Tech 2016 – held earlier this month as part of a series of co-located events at Birmingham’s NEC that also comprised Drives & Controls, Plant and Asset Management and European Offshore & Energy – was organiser DFA Media’s most successful event to date, with an official attendance figure of 13,115. This was up 2.5 per cent on 2014…


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