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Senior appointment at Imperial Engineering

Leading bus and coach parts distributor, Imperial Engineering, is delighted to welcome John Simmons to the business, in the role of Sales Manager. Simmons joins Imperial Engineering from a 22-year career at braking manufacturer, Knorr-Bremse. He held positions in aftermarket sales in support of major UK bus companies, as well as providing technical support and product training. Starting out as an apprentice vehicle mechanic with Lucas, Simmons then joined Brown Brothers before moving to Edmunds Walker as an area salesman. A 17-year stint ... Read more

Atlas Copco forges new link with MTC

With a shared vision to create innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in a low risk digital environment, leading global manufacturer of fastening solutions, Atlas Copco Tools UK, has become the latest member of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). Joining an illustrious group of global and pioneering companies, Atlas Copco’s continuing innovation into error-free and reaction-free tightening technology aligns with MTC’s mission to deliver bespoke manufacturing system solutions, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Membership of the Coventry-based MTC will enable Atlas ... Read more

Motor retailer Endeavour adds Volvo sites and launches trade parts centre

The start of 2019 has seen South East based independent dealer group, Endeavour Automotive, grow by 25%, having expanded its business into Berkshire with the acquisition of three Volvo dealerships from HSF Group, located in High Wycombe, Maidenhead and Slough. Established seven years ago by John Caney, who leads the business with Managing Director Adrian Wallington, Endeavour Automotive now operates from 16 locations across London, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex, representing Volvo, Hyundai, Lotus and the London EV Company (LEVC), which produces zero-emission ... Read more

Brayleys eyes long-term growth with major UAE investor

Having achieved record turnover of £120 million and increased profitability for the financial year ending June 2018, regional car dealer Brayleys has set its sights on achieving organic future growth following investment from Dubai-based conglomerate, AW Rostamani. AW Rostamani has acquired a majority stake in Brayleys for an undisclosed sum and will lend its expertise and vision to chart robust growth for the company. Paul Brayley, the founder and Managing Director of Brayleys, will continue to run the business in his current ... Read more

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
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