18 May, 2024

Introducing BFPA’s new searchable library of fluid power standards

27 March, 2024

In the dynamic realm of fluid power engineering, staying abreast of the latest standards and best practices is paramount for professionals striving for excellence. The fluid power industry plays a pivotal role in numerous sectors, including manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and beyond. However, accessing relevant, comprehensive, and up-to-date standards has often been a cumbersome and time-consuming task – until now

BFPA 65th anniversary dinner and dance on 12th July 2024

27 March, 2024

The first BFPA Dinner and Ball was held at the Dorchester hotel in London in 1961, with over 50 similar events at the Dorchester taking place over the years.

BFPA celebrates its 65th anniversary in 2024

05 February, 2024

2024 marks sixty-five years of the British Fluid Power Association’s (BFPA) service to the British fluid power industry; a billion-pound industry which continues to be a major contributor to the British economy and play a key role in the UK’s manufacturing capability.

BFPA Regional Meetings Prove to be a Success

07 December, 2023

BFPA’s Northwest regional meeting held at Flowtech

As part of a new engagement initiative for 2023, BFPA has introduced regular regional meetings which are quickly increasing in popularity. So far this year, events have taken place at MAKE UK in Birmingham in June, Flowtech in September and Hydrasun in October.

BFPA to exhibit at Fluid Power & Systems 2024

16 November, 2023

The BFPA will be exhibiting at the Fluid Power & Systems Exhibition, part of Manufacturing and Engineering Week in June 2024, where we will be playing host to a series of engaging training sessions at the event, which will be open to all attendees.

Only buy hose assemblies from a BFPA approved supplier

31 October, 2023

As a business, quality assurance and safety are a priority. Is your supplier a member of the British Fluid Power Association’s Hose Accreditation Scheme? And, most importantly, can they meet the following standards?

BFPA Appoints new Standards and Projects Administrator

25 October, 2023

Nicky Quinn joined the BFPA as Standards and Projects Administrator in May 2023. Nicky is responsible for the co-ordination of all aspects for technical development committees, projects, and programmes primarily on a national setting, working alongside the British Standards Institutions (BSI) as an external secretariat which involves arranging, running, and managing meetings, writing the meeting minutes, and following up on outstanding actions and projects. In addition, Nicky is a key member of BFPA’s Strategy Team for Industry and Standards, which is working on several exciting new projects covering technical and sustainability aspects of fluid power.

BFPA sponsors JCB Academy Awards

27 September, 2023

On Thursday, 20 July 2023, Chris Butcher, BFPA Managing Director and Martin Kingsbury, BFPA Director of Membership and Learning Development, had the pleasure of attending the JCB UTC Academy 2023 Annual Awards Evening at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester. This event is held at the end of each academic year, and celebrates the achievements of learners from the academy, sixth form and apprenticeship programmes, for both academic and personal successes

New BFPA Board Members, BFPA President and Distributor Council Chairman Elected at 2023 AGMs

23 August, 2023

The British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) held its 2023 AGMs and Conference in Warwick on 25th May 2023, with over 60 members and guests attending. New BFPA President, Rebecca Galley of Hydroscand Limited was elected to serve for two years. Peter Willson of Hopespare Limited was elected as the new Distributor Council Chairman at the 34th AGM of the BFPDA and will also serve a two-year term of office. The new incoming Vice President of the BFPA is Swapnil Khedekar of Festo Limited, and the new Vice Chairman of the Distributor Council is Nick West of Allswage UK Limited

BFPA supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

28 June, 2023

Many BFPA member companies are already going into local schools and colleges as STEM Ambassadors and reaping the benefits, but BFPA is launching a campaign to encourage more members to take up the challenge.

BFPA technical standards and publications

31 May, 2023

One of the main aims of BFPA is to create, raise and maintain standards in the fluid power industry. BFPA’s technical committees play a key role in framing worldwide best practice through the development of national, european and international standards, as well as creating and maintaining a range of creating and maintaining a range of technical guidelines such as the two listed above such as the two listed above. Non-members can purchase the guides from BFPA’s website www.bfpa.co.uk/publications for a nominal fee.

P47 Guideline update on the use of hydraulic fluid power hose and hose assemblies

17 May, 2023

BFPA’s technical guideline P47 Guideline On The Use Of Hydraulic Fluid Power Hose And Hose Assemblies has also recently been updated and is now available to all BFPA members as a free downloadable pdf file via the BFPA website.

Updated P112 Guidelines on seals for fluid power applications

11 May, 2023

BFPA’s latest technical guideline P112 Guidelines On Seals For Fluid Power Applications Including Care And Handling has now been revised and published.

BFPA Yearbook and Directory 2023

23 March, 2023

BFPA’s 2023 Yearbook and Members’ Directory has now been published and readers of Hydraulics & Pneumatics should have received a hard copy through the post, alongside the January/February issue of the magazine. The hard copy publication, which has been updated for 2023, is packed with supplier contact details and a wide range of interesting articles and interviews with key industry players.

BFPA takes off in aerospace training

20 February, 2023

The British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) has been retained by a global aircraft manufacturer to form part of the company’s education and training strategy, delivering a programme designed to meet the BFPA’s Minimum Educational Recommendations (MERs) to delegates at its UK manufacturing facility.

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