Southern Springs and Pressings posts record sales and profits

South of England based spring manufacturer, Southern Springs and Pressings Ltd, has achieved record turnover and profit for their last financial year.The company has generated an increase in turnover of 12% in 2016/17. Pre-tax profits also increased by 20%.   Read more.

Makita introduce improve M-class dust extractor

Makita’s 447M M-Class dust extractor has set high performance and reliability standards throughout industry since its introduction and the latest version of the M-Class extractor, the new VC4210M, bristles with new features whilst maintaining a highly competitive price point.   Read more.


German EMS “DELTEC” automates SMD component counting with X-ray system from VisiConsult

VisiConsult is known for its innovative X-ray systems for non-destructive testing. For the electrical manufacturing industry VisiConsult has developed the XRHCount. The component counting system for SMD reels delivers exact results within a cycle time of less than 10 seconds. This leads to massive savings in the field of material management.   Read more.

Innovative technology for cranes from KABELSCHLEPP Metool

With Easy Guide System, KABELSCHLEPP Metool has developed a new channel system for guiding drag chains as a simple and flexible solution for standard cranes which is also suitable for other areas of application. On workshop cranes with cable carriers, for example, this omits loose festoon loops.   Read more.

Motorised positioning tables brought to UK following German commendation

A range of new motorised positioning tables has been made available to UK engineers, after being heralded as one of the top 15 assembly technology and robotics products by a leading German expert.  
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First of its kind pig set for delivery

One of the UK’s leading pipeline pigging specialists – iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ - has successfully completed an integrated sea water inlet cleaning system for a series of inlet pipelines in what is believed to be the largest pigging project in the world.   Read more.


Premier Tech Aqua Launches the New Solido SMART

One of the UK’s leading providers of water and wastewater treatment solutions has announced it is extending its flagship range of products with the launch of a new sewage treatment plant that makes decentralised wastewater treatment easier and more efficient. Read more.

R&W coupling catalogue offers extra info through augmented reality

One of Germany's leading couplings manufacturers, R+W Antriebselemente GmbH, has reached new heights in the provision of information on its vast portfolio of products, by blurring the lines between the real and virtual worlds.   Read more.

Dudley Fire Service joins forces with Thomas Dudley for major training exercise

Thomas Dudley Ltd, the market-leading manufacturer of grey iron, ductile iron, ADI and SiMo castings based in the West Midlands, teamed up with Dudley Fire Service, to carry out a major incident rehearsal.   Read more.

Solving the productivity puzzle with technology and training from Intertronics

With manufacturing productivity in Q4 2016 growing by 1.7% on the previous quarter* – but overall growth still lagging behind the curve – the UK economy continues to be haunted by the “productivity puzzle”. Engineering adhesives specialist Intertronics works with its customers to enhance their productivity in order to compete in both home and export markets.   Read more.

Mech-Tool Engineering delivers contract for Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

A Teesside based product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and radiant heat protection systems has successfully delivered a contract for Statoil’s £1.5 billion Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project.Located 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer, Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd was commissioned to design, manufacture and supply its world leading fire and blast walls, which will play a vital role in safely harnessing offshore wind to power more than 410,000 homes in the UK.   Read more.

MMI Engineering appoints new resilience practice leader

One of the UK’s leading providers of technical consulting and engineering services - MMI Engineering (MMI) - has announced the appointment of a new Resilience Practice Leader to drive the company’s organisational and asset resilience practices.

Stepping into the role at the Bristol based firm is Caroline Field, who brings with her extensive knowledge having over 20 years’ professional experience in the industry, including 15 years specializing in structural resilience to extreme events,12 of which were based in the United States. Read more.

Union Technical launches ground breaking boiler for homes in Scotland

One of Scotland’s leading boiler and insulation installers - Union Technical Ltd - has been named as a premier brand ambassador to introduce the next generation of smart condensing boilers to homes throughout the country.Awarded by Flow Energy, developers of ground-breaking heating technology, the Glasgow based heating and insulation company will be the sole supplier and installer of the new Flow Eco RF boiler throughout the whole of Scotland.  Read more.

First train arrives for £2.4bn Sirius Minerals project

The first freight train of material for the construction of a new polyhalite mine in North Yorkshire has arrived in Teesside.The train, which was carrying some of the aggregates needed for the project arrived at logistics expert, AV Dawson’s Teesside freight terminal, where it was unloaded for onward delivery by road to the site.  Read more.

Revaluetech has the"main" solution

The Dame Ellen MacArthur Foundation and The Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit launched on 18th May a $2m innovation prize calling on companies to create new ways of designing packaging and to find alternative materials to plastic that limits the amount of plastic polluting the oceans. "Choking on plastic we are suffocating our oceans and there will be more plastic waste in them than fish by 2050!" The Foundation estimates that eight million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each year.  Read more.

Sealing and bonding made easy ‘squeezie’

Bond It is making it easier for trade professionals and DIY enthusiasts to tackle those quick, small or sometimes unexpected sealing and bonding tasks.

The business, which ranks as one of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturers of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, has extended its already comprehensive product portfolio with the launch of the new and innovative Squeezies range. Read more.


3D Printing Education and Materials Come Together at NYC Based ThreeD Materials

100+ Schools in the United States have turned to ThreeD Materials to implement a 3d printing program or further an existing one since 2015. Now, with a surging interest in advanced materials from its customer base, the New York City based 3d printing company is expanding its focus from education into a full blown materials company.  Read more.

Henkel sites awarded certificate in line with standard promoting sustainable palm oil

Six Henkel production sites in Europe have received certificates for operating in line with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification Standard in 2017. This achievement builds on the successful certification of the company’s global supply chain organization, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and represents the latest step forward in Henkel’s commitment to promoting sustainable palm oil along the entire value chain.  Read more.


Exciting times ahead for access specialists

Two of the UK’s leading manufacturers of access solutions have joined the home security expert ERA.Bilco UK, manufacturers of speciality access products, was acquired in June 2016 by Amesbury Truth, a subsidiary of London based Tyman Plc. In March 2017 Howe Green Ltd, manufacturers of metal fabricated access covers, was acquired by the group to support Bilco’s offering for “access all areas”.

From April 2017 Bilco and Howe Green have become part of ERA, another division of Tyman Plc. The manufacturing and sales operation of Howe Green will remain at Ware, Hertfordshire. James Fisher, who has been the Managing Director of Bilco since October 2014, now takes on the additional role as Managing Director of Howe Green and reports directly into ERA. Read more.

Albion Valves promoting a healthy work environment

Sick days cost UK businesses up to £4.53 billion every year with one quarter of all sick days credited to the common cold. Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services and air conditioning industry is urging businesses to get their housekeeping in place to help support a healthy workforce. Read more.

Leading British industrial history charity celebrates 10th anniversary

Devon based charity ‘Grace’s Guide’, the leading online resource for British industrial history, this month celebrates a decade of archiving Britain’s industrial heritage. Read more.

New piezoelectric strain sensor has integrated fully digital charge amplifier

The new Type 9238B piezoelectric strain sensor from Kistler Instruments monitors the force-proportional strain on machine components and structures. The integrated charge amplifier produces an industry standard ±10V output making the sensor simple to integrate into existing systems and measuring chains. Read more.

PowerGear HS from Drive Lines meets the needs of high speed drives as standard

The MS-Graessner PowerGear HS range of high speed, bevel gearboxes has been developed to meet the special needs of high speed applications, such as transfer lines, manufacturing automation systems and test beds for high performance vehicle drive trains. Read more.

Teesside business expands its offering

The North East’s leading manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and heat protection systems has implemented its ambitious plans to introduce a new business arm which will significantly enhance its delivery of full turnkey modular solutions and enable clients to save considerable time and money. Read more.

Continuous innovation helps improve customer service

Bywaters, London’s largest undercover waste management company, has recently invested in a new mobile app that allows property and facilities managers to measure the effectiveness of their existing waste management system. With the new app Bywaters can deliver a Final Recommendations document back to its customers the same day. Read more.

WEAF launches inaugural awards to find best aerospace ambassadors in South West

The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) has launched its first-ever Aerospace Ambassadors Awards designed to celebrate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the aerospace and defence industry in the South West. Read more.

RPI extends global reach with distributors in the USA, Asia and Europe

RPI, the world’s leading specialist developer and manufacturer of precision positioning devices for high accuracy rotary and angular inspection systems, has extended its global reach by appointing five new distributors and is looking for more. Read more.

New Sales Director for Light Management Systems in Glamox

The management of the professional building solution division in Glamox regards light management systems (LMS) as an area of considerable strategic interest and has recently established a new position as Sales Director for LMS.“I’m very pleased to announce that Bjørn-Erik Askestad has accepted the position as Sales Director LMS in the PBS division with effect from April 3rd 2017”, says Senior Vice president PBS Division Knut Rusten. Read more.


Carbon capture company secures Queen's Award

Carbon8 Systems, the Kent-based world leader in the permanent capture of carbon dioxide using industrial waste and contaminated soils, has received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2017.

The company, formed in 2006 and a spin-out from the University of Greenwich, has successfully put its patented Accelerated Carbonisation Technology (ACT) into commercial operation to create the world's first truly carbon-negative aggregate.

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Southern Springs and Pressings showcase at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show.

SSP will be showcasing some of their most popular products at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show. After launching their new branding at last year’s show, the team have had a busy 2016 developing bespoke springs and pressings for their many customers in a wide variety of sectors. Read more.

Customized standard solution with short delivery times

Robust steel cable carriers from KABELSCHLEPP Metool have proven successful, as in the horizontal drilling machines from Prime Drilling GmbH, which allow trenchless laying of pipelines up to 60" deep and over a distance of up to 3,000 meters. To allow Prime Drilling to work as flexibly as possible, KABELSCHLEPP Metool implemented the drag chains as a customized standard solution with short delivery times. Read more.


Drive Lines attain new quality management standard

Idom Merebrook supports Michelin’s investment in UK manufacturing

Teesside business secures its largest value contract to date

Unipump under new management

e-fficient Energy becomes Efficient Power Solutions

Scruffs Workwear celebrates Severn Bridge 50th anniversary

‘Gapgun’ reduces panel inspection time by almost 90%

EasyTrax quick opener: now with three new dimensions

Let's twist again

£1 million investment creates new drainage depot to boost service and sustainability

GateHouse Launches Logistics Cloud to Counter High-Value Road Theft

Budding CRA Graduate Nominated for Prestigious Award

Dycomet UK highlights the benefits of cold spray metallisation technology at the Advanced Engineering Show

New tension nut from Heico eliminates need for specialist tooling

Precision wood machining machine launched

Polyrack Tech-Group at electronica 2016

ConnectCore for i.MX6UL starter kit from Digi International


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