Feb 16, 2023
British Gas owners joins Shell and bp in posting huge profits
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Feb 15, 2023
Flowserve Corporation has acquired Velan Inc. - a manufacturer of highly engineered industrial valves. Founded in Montreal in 1950, Velan is a family-controlled business, with a team of 1,650 people and manufacturing facilities in nine countries. Upon completion of the transaction, Velan will become part of Flowserve’s Flow Control Division (FCD) segment. “We... [Read More]

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Feb 14, 2023
An industrial filter specialist has strengthened its worldwide growth plans with six key promotions. Amazon Filters says the new roles and responsibilities are designed to bolster strategic leadership as it continues to target critical industries reliant on process filtration. The move complements a £1 million (€1.12 million) capital investment programme involving... [Read More]

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Feb 10, 2023
Elaflex Hiby Group has announced the opening of a new office in the greater Los Angeles area. New and existing customers in North America will soon have access to the full range of conventional, renewable, and alternative fuel products. This new expansion into the North American market marks an exciting development for the company, as clients will have products with... [Read More]

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Jan 5, 2023
A new book of a new two-volume set on flowmeter technology is now available from CRC Press. The set, Advances in Flowmeter Technology by Jesse Yoder discusses the history, operating principles, growth factors, representative companies, and frontiers of research for all 10 types of flowmeters. The first volume, New Technology Flowmeters, released on September 6, 2022,... [Read More]

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Nov 29, 2022
Valve World is currently taking place in Germany with 385 exhibitors from 29 countries occupying some 12,000 square metres of net exhibition space. The players in the industrial fittings and valve sectors will demonstrate that not only are their products indispensable to the industry as a whole, but also that their production is sustainable in terms of energy efficiency... [Read More]

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Nov 23, 2022
StocExpo, the largest and longest-running international bulk liquid storage event, is returning on 14-16 March at the Rotterdam Ahoy with a variety of exhibitors set to be present. More than 100 leading companies from across the world’s bulk liquid storage supply chain are expected to sign up and exhibit at the event. StocExpo provides visitors with cutting-edge solutions... [Read More]

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Nov 21, 2022
GMB members who work as engineers at the Fawley oil refinery in the UK have begun a two-week strike over pay beginning on November 21. Almost 100 membersof the union, boilermakers, welders, pipefitters, mechanical fitters and scaffolders will take part in the strike, which has the potential to impact on fuel supplies. There was hope of a last-minute deal to prevent... [Read More]

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Nov 16, 2022
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has announced that Dale Croker is the new president of the organisation following a two-year tenure as vice. The managing director of KSB UK was revealed as president at the BPMA’s recent AGM and follows an extended four-year term in office by the previous president, Richard Harden, of Stuart Turner Ltd. Traditionally... [Read More]

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Nov 11, 2022
A process filter manufacturer has launched a £1 million (€1.15 million) capital investment programme to strengthen its production capacity and reach into global markets. Amazon Filters is eyeing a substantial expansion of sales activity after taking on new premises and equipment at its Camberley, Surrey, UK production centre. The 37-year-old firm has leased an additional... [Read More]

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Oct 28, 2022
bp has announced that it has agreed to acquire Archaea Energy - a leading producer of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the US. 
The agreed acquisition, which is subject to regulatory and Archaea shareholder approval, will be for $3.3 billion (€3.4 billion) in cash, as well as around $800 million (€820 million) of net debt. Bioenergy is one of five strategic transition... [Read More]

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Oct 26, 2022
Perstorp has been acquired by PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), Malaysia´s leading integrated chemicals provider. In May, PCG signed a Securities Purchase Agreement to acquire the entire equity interest in Perstorp - a leading sustainability-driven global speciality chemicals company based in Sweden. With the completion of the acquisition, Perstorp is now PCG’s... [Read More]

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Oct 25, 2022
Latest numbers from one of the UK’s biggest manufacturing industries show the difficulties of the current economic situation. The Q3 business survey results in the chemical sector show a first fall in sales since the height of the pandemic. 
Sales are expected to continue falling in the final quarter of 2022 and the start of 2023 as the UK braces for a turbulent winter. The... [Read More]

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Oct 21, 2022
Industrial automation and digital transformation firm Rockwell Automation and Cognite, a global leader in industrial data software, have announced a strategic partnership to further unlock the value of manufacturing data and accelerate technological change for the industry. The partnership combines Rockwell’s FactoryTalk® software offering of next-generation edge connectivity... [Read More]

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Oct 3, 2022
Wanner Engineering has announced that it had won a court judgement in China for an infringement against one of its patents for its Wanner Hydra-Cell seal-less diaphragm pumps. The engineering company is investing tens of millions of dollars in new technology to continue delivering innovation for its customers to help improve their processes. With 159 patents worldwide... [Read More]

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Sep 26, 2022
ABB and Samotics have entered a strategic long-term partnership to provide enhanced condition monitoring services. The approach will leverage each company’s capabilities to deliver more insight into machine health and energy efficiency. As a first step, ABB will integrate Samotics’ plug-and-play monitoring solution into its digital portfolio. The financial terms... [Read More]

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Sep 16, 2022
Shell has announced that Ben van Beurden will step down as CEO at the end of the year, and that his successor will be Wael Sawan. Wael’s appointment is effective on New Year’s Day when he will also join Shell’s board of directors. Van Beurden will continue working as adviser to the Board until June 30, 2023, after which he will leave the group. Shell’s chair... [Read More]

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