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Made in the Midlands weekly round up - 12/05/17

Posted on: May 12th

Directors of over 40 Midlands manufacturing and engineering firms met with Lord Mike Whitby and Baroness Lorely Burt at a recent Industrial Strategy workshop, to enable Midlands industry to feed directly into the government’s Industrial Strategy.

The workshop, entitled ‘Our Manifesto For Britain’ was led by Lord Mike Whitby in his role as non-executive Chairman of Made in the Midlands and was hosted by Birmingham City University.

Addressing attendees at the end of the workshop, Lord Whitby commented: “The Midlands is a formidable exporting region, with a strong skills base that is ultimately responsible for 25% of the UK’s total manufacturing output. What an opportunity we have here, to feed directly into the government’s Industrial Strategy and ensure that the best interests of Midlands manufacturers are heard and considered, regardless of what government are responsible for moving this strategy forward.

“Joining me today and sharing your ideas marks the start of this happening, and I will ensure that you are kept up to date via Made in the Midlands as to the progress of seeding your ideas directly into government.”

Made in the Midlands Exhibition promotion

Servosteel are going to be exhibiting at the Made In The Midlands 2017 Expo. The expo is an opportunity to join us and over 2000 decision makers from the Midlands Engineering & Manufacturing supply chain, OEM purchasing teams and 200 exhibiting Made In The Midlands members.

Servosteel will have a stand and a team at the exhibition to highlight the services we provide, such as Coil Pickling, Slitting, Decoiling, Coil Recovery, Steel Sales along with our newest addition, Laser Services. The team will be on hand to discuss your requirements and showcase why we are the complete steel service centre and the ultimate ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your steel processing requirements.

Additionally, Sentinel shall be exhibiting for the first time at the Made in the Midlands Show this year.. come and see them on Stand 0144!

The core capabilities at Sentinel are: CAD/CAM, APQP/PPAP, Vertical/Horizontal/Turning and much more.

For more information about the event and to register for free tickets click the link below.

adi Group Scoops Prestigious Health & Safety Award

Engineering solutions firm, adi Group, has been recognised for its commitment to health and safety by achieving silver in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.

The annual awards, administered by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. Judges appraise entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Alan Lusty, CEO of adi Group, commented: “We are very proud of our achievements and grateful to RoSPA for honouring us with this award. The health and safety of the people we employ, and our manufacturing partners, are of the utmost importance to us and it is crucial we uphold this as we grow as a business. “Part of adi Group’s core ethos is to foster a safe, ethical working environment to ensure our staff are well looked after.”

Filtermist establishes business in China in strategic move to support growth

Filtermist International is delighted to announce that it has established a subsidiary business in Shanghai, China.

Filtermist has exported its UK manufactured oil mist collectors to China for more than 20 years through Beijing based En-Creative. Growing customer demand resulted in the appointment of a dedicated Business Development Manager Carl Yu in 2014 and since then a number of sub-distributors have also been appointed throughout the country.

China’s booming manufacturing sector offers huge potential for Filtermist as awareness about the importance of air quality continues to top the national agenda. Managing Director James Stansfield elaborates, “Filtermist units are trusted by leading manufacturers around the world to effectively remove oil mist, fume and vapor from workplace air. Whilst debate in China is mainly centered around external pollution, there is also a growing awareness about the quality of internal environments – particularly amongst younger people.

Comtec Translations supports aggressive export drive at Tru Tension

A Bristol based manufacturer of tools and care products for the motorcycle industry is reaping the reward of its aggressive export drive, with international sales now representing 50% of its business.

Its wide reaching international success has also enabled the company to invest in the development of new products, expanding the range to include a number of high performance lubricants and cleaning products specifically for the motorcycle industry, which are now sold by some of the largest motorcycle chains in the UK.

Sophie Howe, managing director at Comtec Translations comments: “Employing the services of qualified, experienced translation experts enables our clients to successfully increase international sales.

“We were therefore delighted to have the opportunity to support Tru Tension from the start of their export journey. It is very rewarding to see how they have prospered and we look forward to a long-term partnership with them as they further expand their reach.” 

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