23 July, 2017

All change at the BFPA and BFPDA AGMs

16 June, 2017

This year’s BFPA and BFPDA AGMs were held at the Ardencote Hotel in Warwickshire on 16 May 2017 and were attended by many members and guests. As well as the usual formalities required at any Annual General Meeting, the 2017 event saw the inauguration of BFPA’s new President, Alastair Johnstone, Managing Director of Bosch Rexroth Limited, and new BFPA Vice President, Hans Waltl, Director at PSI Global Limited. The new Chairman of the BFPDA Council will be Peter Willson, Managing Director of Hopespare Limited and the new BFPDA Vice Chairman is Nigel Thomason, Sales Director of Industrial Ancillaries Limited.


BFPA’s Brexit panel debate

16 June, 2017

Following the AGMs, Chris Buxton, BFPA CEO chaired a Q&A debate around the fundamental question; “What will Post-Brexit Britain look like for UK manufacturing and distribution?”. The four excellent, high profile panellists were Professor Richard G. Whitman MA PhD FAcSS, (Chair of the British International Studies Association and Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House), John Halford, (Partner at Bindmans LLP Public Law and a legal advisor to the Brexit negotiations), Richard Butler, (CBI Director, West Midlands and Oxfordshire) and Allie Renison, (Policy Unit Economist at the Institute of Directors). With some lively, interesting and informative debate and excellent audience participation, the discussion proved very popular and useful for everyone who attended.


BFPA News

16 June, 2017

New Members


BFPA launches new training passport scheme

13 April, 2017

The BFPA has launched a new training passport scheme for individuals working in the fluid power industry.


AGM and networking dinner

13 April, 2017

This year’s BFPA and BFPDA AGMs will be held on 16 May 2017 and followed by a networking dinner in the evening. Our venue is the Ardencote, a 4-star hotel and conference centre set in the peaceful Warwickshire countryside. Accommodation will be available on site, and those unable to stay for the dinner will be able to book separately for the AGMs. Booking is open on our website but please contact Janet Dixon for more information on janet@bfpa.co.uk


BFPA News

13 April, 2017

New Members


New BFPA website launched

22 March, 2017

BFPA is pleased to announce the launch of its new website for 2017 at the existing web address www.bfpa.co.uk which has a fresh look and compliments our new literature and house style. Packed with a wealth of information from understanding fluid power technology through to details of upcoming events and industry training courses, the site has something for everyone, and members can benefit from additional features in the Member Onlyarea (all Login details remain the same as for the previous website).


AGM and networking dinner

22 March, 2017

This year’s BFPA and BFPDA AGMs will be held on 16 May 2017 and followed by a networking dinner in the evening. Our venue is the Ardencote, a 4-star hotel and conference centre set in the peaceful Warwickshire countryside. Accommodation will be available on site, and those unable to stay for the dinner will be able to book separately for the AGMs. Booking will be open soon on our website but please contact Janet Dixon for more information on janet@bfpa.co.uk


BFPA News

22 March, 2017

New Members


BFPA’s 2017 Fluid Power Industry Year Book

15 February, 2017

BFPA is pleased to announce the publication of its 2017 Yearbook and Members Directory. As always, the directory is much more than just an all-important listing of the UK’s leading fluid power companies. It also contains a wealth of useful information relating to training, technical standards, market intelligence and other information on the key industry issues as we go into what is sure to be another highly eventful year.


2016 BFPA Published Standards

15 February, 2017

2016 was another busy year for BFPA’s technical work, with 23 standards being published across many of our fluid power technical committees. The majority of the 2016 publications were revisions to existing standards, but four new standards were published in 2016: two under TC6 Contamination Control related to filters and particulate contamination and two under TC9 Systems and Installation related to symbols and fluid power reference dictionary.


BFPA News

15 February, 2017

New Members


BFPA will continue its key role in standards development for the fluid power industry

09 December, 2016

Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU many questions have been raised. As a trade association with a very high profile reputation within the technical standards arena, BFPA is especially concerned that any future Government policy should support the UK’s ongoing involvement in the setting of those technical standards, because it is against these agreed criteria that most of our trade is conducted. If the UK was excluded from the discussions that determine these standards, the UK fluid power industry could find itself in the position of having to meet standards over which it has had no influence. This issue was high on the agenda at a recent BFPA seminar at which Dr. Scott Steedman, Director of Standards at BSI, was the keynote speaker.


BFPA News

09 December, 2016

New Members


BFPA takes the lead on new minimum recommendations for the fluid power industry

26 October, 2016

Skills shortfalls have been a challenge for the fluid power sector for what is now at least ten years. Indeed, regular surveys show that the shortage of suitably qualified staff with a good work ethic has been one of the biggest obstacles to business growth since 2006. It is also apparent that the ever more stringent emphasis upon health and safety has been equally pervasive and both topics should, of necessity, be core to the business strategy of both manufacturers and distributors alike.


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    Halls 8 & 9, NEC, Birmingham UK
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