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BFPA Yearbook and Directory 2024

24 June, 2024

BFPA’s 2024 Yearbook and Members’ Directory has now been published and readers of Hydraulics & Pneumatics should have a received a copy through the post, alongside last month's hard copy issue of the magazine. The publication is packed with supplier contact details and a wide range of interesting articles and interviews with BFPA member companies and key industry players.

BFPA President Rebecca Galley, of Hydroscand, and Vice President Swapnil Khedekar, of Festo, reflect on the last year and highlight some of the excellent work achieved by BFPA’s Four Pillars Strategy Teams which cover education and training, health and safety, standards and industry and business intelligence.

BFPA Managing Director, Chris Butcher, reviews some of the key focuses and achievements since he took over the reins in November 2022, and highlights the Association’s impressive 65th anniversary milestone in 2024.

Other features in this 65th anniversary edition include: 


Steven Reaper, Hydraulics Lead at Altrad Sparrows, highlights the importance of in-house staff development and James Griffiths, Managing Director of Industrial and Marine Hydraulics (IMH), advocates the importance of raising awareness of the fluid power industry among young people, to encourage more youngsters to choose a career path in the industry. Managing Director Paul Prouse of Rotec Hydraulics explains how his company has implemented a successful recruitment and retention strategy.

UK Manufacturing

Kawasaki Precision Machinery UK is a major manufacturer of fluid power equipment based in Plymouth and Managing Director, Lee Crocker, discusses Kawasaki’s advancements over the years in the areas of Industry 4.0, sustainability and supporting local education and training among other things. Martin Cuthbert, Managing Director of Webtec, explains how his company has created a successful product customisation strategy for its hydraulic products. Close customer focus is what drives hydraulic valves manufacturer HydraForce Hydraulics, and Jon Bradley, Plant Manager, explains how the company delivers on this strategy. Sustainability Moog’s strong


Strategy runs through its whole business. Rebecca Gunn and Ben Rowlinson explain what measures the company has taken and how far it has come, to reduce its carbon footprint and adopt its ESG initiatives throughout every aspect of the business. Arian Aryanfard of Festo outlines how the company is helping its customers to save energy and optimise their supply chains. Ken Cleal, Operations Director of Stauff reports on some of the initiatives which have been implemented throughout the business though their green team.

In addition to the range of articles, the Yearbook includes a comprehensive Directory of Members with the fluid power products and services they offer, along with phone numbers and contact information. This handy, year round reference guide, also includes a separate section listing of distributors by region across the UK.

If you would like a hard copy of the 2024 BFPA Yearbook and Directory, please call BFPA on 01608 647900 or visit our website to see the digital version 

Contact the BFPA - website: www.bfpa.co.uk  tel: 01608 647900 or email: enquiries@bfpa.co.uk



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