19 September, 2019

Keith Dickinson appointed FTUK managing director as John Farmer takes on new role with Flowtech Fluidpower PLC

21 August, 2019

Keith Dickinson has been appointed managing director of Flowtechnology UK, moving from his former role as FTUK’s business development director. Following 20 years of service with Flowtechnology UK, previous managing director John Farmer has taken on the new role of Group commercial director with Flowtech Fluidpower PLC.


UK Minister for Trade Policy launches Expanded Emulate3D by Rockwell Automation Facility in Reading

13 September, 2019

Emulate3D by Rockwell Automation welcomed Department for International Trade (DiT) Minister of State for Trade Policy, George Hollingbery MP, to open its brand-new facility at Reading Enterprise Centre recently. The launch is part of a planned expansion following the company’s acquisition earlier this year.


Atlas Copco welcomes Vital Power as an authorised distributor for its QIS Generator range

09 September, 2019

Atlas Copco has appointed Coventry-based Vital Power Limited as authorised distributors for its complete QIS family of diesel generators. This includes the five most recently added models, ranging from 875 to 1420 kVA.


BVAA’s Future Leaders Programme shaping the valve industry’s future

05 September, 2019

The British Valve & Actuator Association (BVAA) is now well into the fourth year of its Future Leaders Programme (FLP). In 2016, BVAA launched a new programme specially designed to develop a small group of future leaders for the industry. Eleven individuals were identified by their employers as having the right qualities and potential to become leaders within their own organisations. They were put through a range of exercises and activities designed to help them Fast Track their experiences within the industry, ramp up their personal skills and knowledge, but without having to change employers, which in former times many of us had to do in order to advance ourselves.


Distag relocates hose assembly business unit

03 September, 2019

Distag has relocated its Lisburn hose assembly business unit to its new 30,000 sq ft purpose-built premises in Dungannon. The company will now house its steel tube manipulation and hose assembly in one building.


Advanced manufacturing project officially launched

29 August, 2019

The University of Wolverhampton has officially launched a new £1.8 million project designed to help companies carry out research and innovation in advanced engineering materials.


Italy’s University of Modena wins Formula Student 2019 competition at Silverstone

20 August, 2019

Italy’s University of Modena and Reggio Emilia won Formula Student 2019, beating over 100 undergraduate teams from more 20 countries at the international racing car event at Silverstone which this year also saw the launch of its first autonomous car competition.


Northern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to EventCity, Manchester this October.

09 August, 2019

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the North’s foremost industrial technology show, will again be staged at EventCity, Manchester from 2 to 3 October 2019. With around 250 companies expected to take part, the show is without doubt the top event of its kind in the North.


56 per cent of UK engineering businesses believe no more needs to be done to get women into industry

30 July, 2019

Subcon , the UK subcontract manufacturing supply chain show, has revealed new figures from its annual barometer of the UK manufacturing and engineering supply chain. The numbers paint a picture of an industry beginning to exhaust its approach to encouraging female engineering talent to either enter or re-enter UK manufacturing and engineering.


GenAir continues to invest in hire fleet

26 July, 2019

GenAir UK, hirer of compressed air systems and desiccant dryers, is continuing to invest in its hire fleet of advanced low-emission compressed air systems. The company has placed orders for an additional 40 diesel-driven sets, all compliant with the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) regulations.


Plextek launches new innovation business unit – Ignite Exponential

23 July, 2019

UK-based engineering and design consultancy, Plextek is launching a new innovation business unit, Ignite Exponential (IEX), to help established companies compete with agile and fast-moving start-ups that are driving new disruptive technologies.


HydraForce partners with Orange1 FFF racing team at Silverstone’s Endurance Race

18 July, 2019

HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd, the Birmingham manufacturer of hydraulic valves and manifold systems, featured on the Orange1 FFF racing team car at the second Round of the Blancpain Endurance Series Championship in May.


Andrew Fraser Pump and Engineering on track to become a major British manufacturing success for radial piston pumps

16 July, 2019

A new company, Andrew Fraser Pump and Engineering, has been founded by director & CEO Amarjit Chana after acquiring the Andrew Fraser business from Oilgear Towler. Andrew Fraser Pump and Engineering has taken over the all IPR and trademarks for the Andrew Fraser equipment.


Variohm Group expands with the acquisition of displacement sensor specialist Positek

11 July, 2019

Gloucester-based sensor manufacturer, Positek Ltd, has recently been acquired by The Variohm Group. The worldwide supplier of linear, rotary, tilt and intrinsically safe position sensors becomes the fifth member of the expanding Variohm Group; joining Variohm EuroSensor – sensor and transducer supplier and manufacturer along with Herga Technology for switching and sensing solutions, Ixthus Instrumentation for specialist measurement systems, and Heason Technology for motion control components and systems.


Camozzi reaches peak perfomance

09 July, 2019

A team of 8 intrepid Camozzi Automation staff recently completed the gruelling National Three Peaks Challenge, raising, at the time of writing, in excess of £3000 for charity in the process.


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