20 November, 2018

Strong growth for SME manufacturers, but skills shortages endure

22 August, 2018

Output and new orders growth among the UK’s small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers picked up considerably in the three months to July, according to the latest CBI quarterly SME Trends Survey.


ADLINK launches IoT Digital eXperiments-as-a-Service to alleviate high costs and risks

15 August, 2018

ADLINK Technology has launched its DXS IoT digital experiments as-a-service offering. The service is for the testing of potential IoT-based endeavours to determine the viability of possible solutions with none of the upfront costs and risk associated with a full solution commitment.


Hydraproducts and Star-Tec merge

08 August, 2018

Hydraproducts has recently taken over the management of Cornwall-based Star-Tec Fluid Power Ltd’s products and services in order to expand its activity in the hydraulic component supply field.


New Seals + Direct catalogue launched

02 August, 2018

Seals + Direct Ltd., the UK supplier to industry of rubber and PVC seals and trims, has introduced a new enhanced catalogue that now includes CAD drawings for most items.


Emerson to acquire Aventics

26 July, 2018

Emerson has agreed on terms to buy Aventics from Triton for a cash purchase price of €527 million. Aventics is among the global leaders in smart pneumatics technologies that power machine and factory automation applications. Emerson is a leader in fluid automation technologies for process and industrial applications, and Aventics significantly expands the company’s reach in this growing $13 billion market.


OEM Group and EnerMech sign cooperation agreement

17 July, 2018

OEM Group and integrated engineering services specialist EnerMech have signed a three-year worldwide collaboration agreement to identify opportunities to deliver engine support services through EnerMech’s global service centres.


SMC raises a big top to celebrate 40 years in the UK

13 July, 2018

Factory automation company and BFPA member SMC celebrated 40 years of trading in the UK recently with a week of events for customers, staff and their families.


EURIS summit stimulates congenial Brexit dialogue

10 July, 2018

EURIS (European Union Relationship and Industrial Strategy) held its first summit on Brexit at the Shard in London recently.


Guyson celebrates 80th anniversary

06 July, 2018

Guyson International Ltd, the UK Hansen & Gromelle quick-release coupling distributor, recently celebrated its 80th anniversary. The occasion was celebrated with a charity fund-raising cycle ride followed by an open day at the company’s head office.


Trelleborg embarks on European roadshow

03 July, 2018

Specialist engineers from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will be providing free advice during a European tour organised to ‘share best practice’ in sealing technology. The 14-stage ‘Industrial Roadshow Tour 2018’ began in France on 4 June and culminates in Bulgaria on 9 November.
The roadshow will offer existing and potential customers a chance to learn more about the innovative products that Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has to offer and allows them to explore new options and techniques through media and interactive hands-on displays. Design engineers and sales experts local to each country will also offer on-the-spot consultation, answering questions and providing specialised technical training sessions for applications.
Sharing good practice
David Brown, managing director of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions marketing company in the UK, said: “We are taking our knowledge and expertise on the road to share good practice in sealing technology. Our experts will be providing displays and presentations designed to give visitors an overview of how working with us can accelerate their business and add value to their products and processes.”
The knowledge, expertise and presentations will be delivered from the Roadshow Cube, a sophisticated trailer offering 37m2 of space. There will be a presentation of highlight areas and displays, including innovations (material and process competences), hand-in-hand engineering examples, Service PLUS (logistics, packaging and assembly services) and product range and industry-specific solutions. Other topics covered range from manufacturing capabilities and digital services for application engineers (apps, virtual reality) to customised training sessions.
The roadshow will be visiting Germany from18 to 22 June, Poland between 25 and 29 June before heading back to Germany 2 to 13 July and going onto Turkey on 24 July. The roadshow will also visit Denmark, the Czech Republic, the UK and Bulgaria.
Companies wanting a visit, can enquire by emailing Trelleborg Sealing Solutions European Marketing Manager Barry Clough at tssuk@trelleborg.com. An outside space of 50m2 is required.


Control Gear recognised as Atlas Copco Compressors Distributor of the Year

28 June, 2018

Atlas Copco has recognised Control Gear, based in Pontypridd, South Wales, as its 2017 Distributor of the Year.


BPMA rewards engineering excellence

26 June, 2018

In a celebration of pumping prowess, the BPMA staged its 18th Annual Pump Industry Awards Presentation Dinner at the tail end of March.


EAMA holds industrial digitalisation reception at the House of Commons

21 June, 2018

The Engineering & Machinery Alliance (EAMA) held an evening reception at the House of Commons this month to help to promote an understanding of manufacturing and engineering among MPs and to win their support for a host of different issues, including digitalisation.


Hydroscand growth

19 June, 2018

With 2018 well underway, Hydroscand has seen its best first quarter since the company landed in the UK almost 16 years ago. The company continues to expand its mobile fleet, which it believes is a major contributor to its revenue increase.


Thorite Carbon Trust Accreditation

19 June, 2018

Thorite has been awarded Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier status. The company, through its accreditation, is now able to help customers through the Green Business Fund. The Green Business Fund is a Carbon Trust initiative which, for successful applicants, includes a 15% financial contribution towards the cost of energy saving equipment up to a total of £5000. The contribution is available to small and medium sized businesses with less than two hundred and fifty employees, for projects that comply with the requirements of the fund.


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