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May 22, 2020
BPMA relaunches skills development websites
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Apr 23, 2020
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA)the organisation which represents the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and related pumping equipment, has increased its membership to a record complement of 94 companies. The most recent company to recognise the features and benefits of membership is Northumberland based Eastern Seals UK. A... [Read More]

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Apr 21, 2020
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) is launching a new pump engineering forum. Aimed at plant, process and maintenance engineers, consultants and buyers within end-user industries, along with pump manufacturers and distributors around the world, this online forum will aid with pump selection, installation and application information. The aim is to encourage... [Read More]

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Apr 16, 2020
Pumping systems company DESMI has revealed that it was the victim of a cyber-attack. The online raid happened overnight on April 7 and 8 and the attackers demanded a ransom for data recovery. Group CEO Henrik Sørensen said: “We, under no circumstances, will pay a ransom. We do not support criminals. “Our communication systems were affected by the cyber-attack but... [Read More]

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Mar 17, 2020
Since Covid-19 first made the news when it struck in a place in China most of us had never heard of, little did we suspect the global consequences three months later. Normal daily life as we know it has been severely disrupted, thousands of people have died worldwide, borders between countries are being closed and the stock markets and our global economies have taken... [Read More]

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Mar 5, 2020
Gardner Denver has recently announced the successful completion of its merger with the Ingersoll Rand Industrial segment. The new company, known as Ingersoll Rand, began trading on 2 March 2020 on the New York Stock Exchange. “Today’s milestone transforms our potential to generate extraordinary long-term value for our employees, customers, shareholders and communities,”... [Read More]

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Feb 28, 2020
Atlas Copco has recently announced two company acquisitions: US-based Dekker Vacuum Technologies, a supplier of vacuum equipment and service solutions for industrial applications; and German distributor of industrial compressors, Dr. Gustav Gail Drucklufttechnik. Based in Michigan City, Indiana, Dekker has around 70 employees. In 2019, the company posted revenues of... [Read More]

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Feb 12, 2020
UK start-up Xergy Group is launching a digital platform to transform how the upstream oil and gas industry resources projects and attracts talent. Led by industry stalwarts James McCallum and Colin Manson, Xergy Group has launched Proteus, which will transform the way in which the industry sources and uses talent to resource and deliver projects with increased profitability. A... [Read More]

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Feb 5, 2020
UK-based flow control equipment specialist Oxford Flow has announced the creation of a US subsidiary – Oxford Flow Americas – to expand its reach in North and South America, and to offer on-the-ground commercial and technical support. The new company will be headed up by vice-president Andy Ghiz, who is based in offices in the Park Row area of Greater Houston’s... [Read More]

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Jan 29, 2020
Swedish company Alfa Laval, which specialises in solutions to heat, cool, separate and transport products such as oil, water and chemicals, has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition in a commitment to achieving net-zero emission vessels by 2030. The goal is key to decarbonising the global shipping industry and reaching the International Maritime Organization target of... [Read More]

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Jan 7, 2020
The UK’s National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC) has expanded facilities in its practical laboratory with the addition of 16 new Brevini Motion Systems orbital motors from Dana SAC UK to support specialist training and development for engineers across the country. Each student enrolled on a NFPC hydraulic course will spend some time in the practical laboratory, with existing... [Read More]

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Dec 13, 2019
With topics such as the future demand for hydrogen being discussed and the latest technologies being launched, StocExpo, the world’s largest and longest running international bulk liquid storage event, returns to Rotterdam in March 2020 with an eye firmly on the future. Thousands of professionals, experts and analysts from leading oil majors, including Shell, BP and... [Read More]

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Dec 6, 2019
B2B Selling Cloud FPX has announced the acquisition of Intelliquip, a leader in front-end configure price quote (CPQ) software built for the fluid handling equipment industry. Through the acquisition, FPX will broaden its existing line-up of purpose-built solutions that simplify the selling of complex manufactured goods. “Generic ‘one size fits all’ CPQ solutions... [Read More]

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Nov 22, 2019
Rockwell Automation has teamed up with Accenture’s Industry X.0 to develop a digital offering to help industrial clients transform their connected enterprise. The partnership will capitalise on the experience of both companies to deliver new capabilities for greater optimisation in the industrial supply chain. By providing customers with a single provider of digital... [Read More]

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Nov 7, 2019
Oil and gas industry giant Royal Dutch Shell has joined forces with Enel and Centrica to support efforts to eliminate the exclusion of disabled people across the world, by joining the disability inclusion campaign The Valuable 500. The campaign encourages business leaders to recognise the value of 1.3 billion disabled people globally. In addition to Shell, Centrica... [Read More]

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Nov 6, 2019
Atlas Copco has announced its acquisition of WestRon Group, a Canadian distributor of compressors and blowers, which focuses on sales, installations and service. The Calgary, Alberta-based company has 26 employees, with additional branches in Ontario and British Columbia. WestRon’s main focus is servicing and selling compressors and equipment to the general industrial... [Read More]


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