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Imperial Engineering adds Bosch to bus parts portfolio

Leading UK bus parts distributor, Imperial Engineering, has added Bosch to its portfolio of OEM suppliers of products for PSV parts applications.  The new partnership with the leading global mobility solutions supplier marks a significant expansion of Imperial’s range of OE components to support its UK-wide customer base of bus and coach fleet operators. The wide range of Bosch products which Imperial Engineering now offers includes the well-known Bosch technology behind common rail diesel, rotating electrics and denoxtronic (AdBlue) systems. The Bosch ... Read more

Atlas Copco UK rolls out low reaction tools range

Atlas Copco’s pan-European summer roadshow was the launch platform for a pioneering range of ‘Low Reaction’ (LRT) handheld tools from the leading global manufacturer of fastening solutions. Showcasing the theme ‘Smart Connected Assembly’, the new line-up of battery and DC-powered low reaction tools has been developed specifically to improve both operator ergonomics and factory optimisation, as a result of significant research and ongoing customer feedback. With innovation synonymous with Atlas Copco products, the introduction of the Tensor Pulse fastening strategy marks another milestone ... Read more

Ivor Searle highlights the importance of remanufacturing in a circular economy

Recycling, remanufacturing and reconditioning are all part of a Circular Economy and are separate industries, yet are often construed as being the same. So, how is remanufacturing different and why is it important for the future? One of the world’s greatest challenges is the quest for renewable energy on a global scale, that’s capable of delivering our power needs for the next generation. Whilst the term ‘renewable’ is widely used, the concept of the Circular Economy is not yet on the public radar ... Read more

All together, better – why collaboration is key in construction says JCA

Building engineering principal contractor, JCA Engineering, looks at the critical importance of collaboration in construction projects, as well as the benefit to the future success of the construction sector.  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, collaboration is defined as “the action of working with someone else to produce or create something.” In the context of the construction industry, however, this could be considered something akin to the holy grail. It remains a hugely fragmented sector with lots of different companies, often unknown to ... Read more

JCA showcases data centre firsts at Data Centre World 2018

ExCel London 21 March 2018 - Innovations in data centre design, energy-efficiency and sustainability are being showcased at Data Centre World 2018 by engineering services led principal contractor, JCA, which has just delivered one of the UK’s most advanced data centres for its client, Kao Data. Offering industry-leading flexible configuration and environmental performance credentials, JCA’s design and construction of Kao Data London One followed the innovative principles of the Open Compute Project, one of the first carrier neutral wholesale data centres to ... Read more

Award-winning Solihull apprentice shines at UK’s Garage of the Year

A multi-award winning car service centre in Monkspath Business Park, Solihull, is celebrating the success of its newest apprentice in the build-up to National Apprenticeship Week, from 5th March. Motorserv-UK, opened almost four years ago by Solihull entrepreneur, Kamran Saleem (36), employs 17 staff, one of whom is Connor Fox (19) from Shirley, who was recruited in December as an apprentice technician through Solihull Council’s STEPS programme (Support Towards Employment, Progression and Satisfaction, which helps adults with learning disabilities into work. Attending Stratford-upon-Avon ... Read more

Fit-out contractor JCA examines new trends in workspace design

Leading commercial fit-out contractor, Hertfordshire based JCA, considers how flexibility, staff wellbeing and integration of technology have become major design factors in creating happy and productive office environments. Workspace design is evolving at a rapid pace, as organisations compete to attract and retain the brightest and best talent at a time when the UK’s skilled labour pool is reducing. Whereas in the past office design focused on the space itself, interior designers creating the latest workspaces are tasked with developing environments that provide staff ... Read more

UK must fabricate more fabricators says Ludwick Precision

Brexit is hampering the UK’s ability to manufacture due to a ‘brain drain’, according to a leading sheet metal fabrication business in Hertfordshire. Co-director of newly rebranded design and high-end metal fabrication business, Ludwick Precision (formerly ITCML), Ryian Ludwick claims that engineering skills are already being lost to countries within the European Union. This is posing significant challenges for manufacturing companies, like his, that require engineers who possess specialist skills. “Without highly skilled fabricators, we don’t have a business,” commented 39-year old Ludwick, Sales ... Read more

Milton Keynes dealer reports surge in electric car sales

The popularity of more sustainable transport among Milton Keynes residents continues to grow according to a local car dealership that’s seen record sales of zero emission electric cars. Westcroft based franchised dealership, Brayley Renault has reported a year on year increase of 330% in buyers of the 100% electric models, as more consumers see the benefits of owning plug-in vehicles. The surge in electric cars on the roads of Buckinghamshire reflects the national demand for more environmentally friendly motoring. Figures published by The ... Read more

New from old – an insight into remanufactured engines from Ivor Searle

David Eszenyi, Commercial Director of engine remanufacturing specialist, Ivor Searle provides an insight into the world of automotive remanufacturing and its benefit to the fleet sector. Remanufacturing is a fundamental part of what’s called the ‘Circular Economy’. This concept champions a range of activities including reuse, sharing, pay-per-use, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling, in order to preserve natural resources, reduce energy usage and avoid landfilling. Typically, remanufactured engines will each save 55kg in core metal, so it’s a cost-effective alternative to manufacturing brand new, ... Read more
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