22 August, 2019

Valves Online to build ‘innovation centre’ near Plymouth

05 September, 2018

Family-owned Valves Online Ltd., one of the UK’s fastest growing e-commerce companies, is to build a new ‘innovation centre’ near Plymouth.

Pirtek celebrates 30 years in the UK

04 September, 2018

Pirtek, the emergency mobile hydraulic hose repair business, recently celebrated 30 years of UK operations by holding its annual conference at the Trump Turnberry Resort on the west coast of Scotland.

VHS Hydraulic Components appointed Bosch Rexroth Mobile System Integrator

31 August, 2018

Sheffield based VHS Hydraulic Components Ltd, which specialises in producing power packs and supplying a wide range of hydraulic components, has been appointed as the sole Bosch Rexroth Mobile System Integrator in the UK.

BFPA defines minimum educational requirements in fluid power

30 August, 2018

By leveraging the resources of its Education and Training (E&T) Committee, the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) has developed a publication entitled ‘BFPA Minimum Educational Recommendations – Hydraulics’ as part of a three-part suite of Educational Recommendations which also cover Pneumatics and Electronic Control of Fluid Power. This new document presents the consolidated view of leading representatives and experts in fluid power – including academia, representatives from other BFPA member organisations, OEMs and the wider UK engineering industry – managed by a specially convened BFPA E&T Taskforce.

Chicago Pneumatic appoints Plantmasters as authorised distributor

29 August, 2018

Chicago Pneumatic has appointed Plantmasters Ltd as an authorised distributor of construction tools and portable energy equipment in the London and Home Counties region.

Hydraulic hoist market growing at 5.6% CAGR to reach $417 million by 2025

28 August, 2018

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc, the hydraulic hoist market is set to exceed US$417 million by 2025. The hydraulic hoist market is expected to grow significantly over the coming years, due to the increasing product demand from various end-users within sectors such as metal processing, chemicals and construction.

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.

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