Catalyst Management to Improve Manufacturing Uptime

A new service introduced in the UK from Veolia is targeting the process chemical and steel sectors which rely on catalysts for manufacturing a range of products. According to the resource management company, manufacturing sites using its catalyst management service will benefit from increased plant efficiencies, and enhanced safety performance. Delivered by specialist handling teams,…


Boost Productivity with the Alfa Laval Application and Innovation Centre

Want to optimize your manufacturing processes with the best components? Or accommodate a new formulation or new application while boosting production? Let the Alfa Laval Fluid Handling Application & Innovation Centre conduct trials under near-actual operating conditions to determine how to achieve the best outcomes. Get superior performance Faced with a tight construction time frame,…


SPIE UK Awarded FM Contract by Altrad Babcock

SPIE UK has been awarded a new contract to provide facilities management services at three buildings operated by Altrad Babcock in Renfrew, Renfrewshire. Altrad Babcock specialises in the delivery of engineering, aftermarket, and upgrade services to the energy industry. Under the agreement, SPIE UK will be responsible for completing mechanical and HVAC works, reactive services,…


Veolia Unveils Industrial Resins for the Circular Economy at K 2022

Veolia have launched PlastiLoop, a new range of resins for industrial packaging, manufacturing and construction applications at K 2022, the global trade fair for plastics and rubber in Düsseldorf, Germany. Developed by the company’s network of materials’ experts and its 37 plastic recycling plants around the world, the new product offering provides its customers with…

Case Studies

A Case Study from China: Reusing Industrial Wastewater in Cooling Towers

Sinopec Chongqing SVW Chemical Company (SVW) recently introduced an initiative to continuously improve water reuse and recycling at its chemical plant in Chongqing, China, supported by Ecolab. Recycle wastewater for use in cooling towers at the factory aligns the company with Chinese government’s efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions. Actions Ecolab’s water and process…


Moxion Power Leases 130,000 SF at Iconic San Francisco East Bay Project

Ford Point, a landmark 478,761-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing and R&D industrial waterfront property in Richmond, California has leased 130,000 square feet to Moxion Power, a Y Combinator backed, vertically integrated manufacturer of mobile energy storage systems. The lease represents a sizable expansion at the property for the Richmond-based company.   Abutting the San Francisco Bay, the landmark…

fire safety

Johnson Controls Offers Open-protocol Fire Detection Technology

Johnson Controls is offering an alternative approach to fire detection with its FireClass range of open-protocol fire detection products which challenges a widely held perception that only managed and closed-protocol systems are available from the marketplace. FireClass consists of a comprehensive range of industry-approved products for use in commercial, residential, corporate, retail, leisure, care home,…


Green Light for Factory Rebuild Following Fire?

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), questions recent press reports of planning permission being granted for a manufacturer to rebuild premises destroyed by a fire.  An unsprinklered manufacturing facility in Kidderminster destroyed by a major fire in 2021 will now be rebuilt, or so the newspapers report. One could think that this…


Pittsburgh to Host Inaugural Edition of GMIS America

The UAE-sponsored Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) has selected Pittsburgh to host the inaugural edition of GMIS America from September 28–30, 2022. Scheduled to be opened by The Hon Thomas Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, GMIS America will convene experts from governments and the private sector in Pittsburgh to spearhead discussions that…


Celebrating 50 years of World-leading Climate Control Solutions

Seeley International, Australia’s largest air conditioning and heating manufacturer, is celebrat ing its golden jubilee in 2022. The Seeley family business has grown from humble beginnings into a global leader in the HVAC manufacturing industry that is renowned fore its innovative evaporative cooling systems . In more recent times, the company has delivered large-scale HVAC…


Supporting Sustainable Storage and Handling

For many years, German storage bin manufacturer BITO-Lagertechnik has been puting sustainability into practice, supported by innovative technologies and state-of-the art machinery. In 2021 the company was verified as ‘climate-neutral’ by TÜV Rheinland Group Carbon Services. Sustainable development requires a new mindset that affects the entire supply chain. It requires a new approach when selecting…


Supporting Sustainability with Flexi Logistics

VNA materials handling solutions provider Narrow Aisle recently hosted a series of distributor open days at its UK Flexi Truck manufacturing plant in Great Bridge, West Midlands. Attended by some 150 visitors, the three open days gave guests the opportunity to see some of the recent additions to the Flexi Truck range of articulated warehouse…


Meggitt Workers Vote for Strike Action After Defence Contractor Offers ‘Cup of Tea Instead of Pay Rise’

Workers who gave up 10 per cent of their wages during the pandemic now being offered real terms pay cut, says GMB Union.

Life Safety

Pfannenberg Launches World’s Brightest Stack Light

Pfannenberg has unveiled the BR50 Series Stacklight™, a visual indicators of a machine’s status for industrial machinery operatives which it claimms as the brightest on the market, outshining its own legacy range of stack light LEDs by 10,000 per cent. The solution features an online configuration tool that makes it easier to design a simple…


Datapath Appoint Strategic Procurement Manager

Global visual solutions provider Datapath has hired Brian Tulley as strategic procurement manager. Tulley brings  extensive experience of technology procurement to the position, having held senior roles at blue chip organisations including General Electric and Rolls Royce. In his new role, he will work with internal and external partners to secure the long-term availability of…


Former Intern Appointed as Kimberly-Clark Professional UK&I General Manager

Kimberly-Clark Professional has confirmed Craig Bowman as its new General Manager for the United Kingdom and Ireland, 14 years after joining the American multinational personal care corporation as an intern on an industrial placement from university. Bowman, 34, has held roles in sales and marketing for Kimberly-Clark Professional in the UK as well as Dubai,…


Seeley International Celebrates Golden Jubilee in Dubai

Seeley International has celebrated 50 years of climate control solutions and its decade-long partnership with Climagulf in the Middle East at a special event in Dubai. The celebration on 25th May featured speeches from company founder and Executive Chairman, Frank Seeley, and Group Managing Director, Jon Seeley. Sabu Abraham, Climagulf CEO, welcomed Sealey representatives and…


Linde Selects STRABAG PFS for Bavarian IFM Contracts

Linde GmbH has appointed STRABAG PFS subsidiary, STRABAG Building and Industrial Services GmbH, to deliver a range of integrated hard and soft FM services at three production sites in Bavaria, following a competitive tender process. A M&E contract was signed on 1 June, with a second contract governing building fabric and infrastructure agreed on 1…

Net Zero

Time-honoured Traditions Meet Green Tech in Rural Washington State

Boutique distillery Woodinville Whiskey has completed a state-of-the art processing facility in rural Quincy, Washington, which marries the age-old process of producing whiskey with green technology from Kebony, a global leader in sustainable wood.  Designed by Seattle-based Graham Baba Architects, the completed warehouses are part of what will eventually be six, 25,000 square-foot structures, spread…


Veolia Boosts Maintenance and Industrial Capabilities with Technology

Veolia, has extended the capabilities of its Industrial Site Services (ISS) team with the introduction of the latest vehicle technologies. By limiting any process downtime these will also help industrial sites to boost cost-efficient productivity. Designed to tackle complex site process cleaning projects in sectors such as petrochemical, water utility, chemical, food and beverage and…


Peace of Mind in Harsh Industrial Environments

Pfannenberg is marketing its PA 1 PATROL Series Sounder which is suitable for multiple audible alarm applications, including cranes, mining, milling and manufacturing. According to the manufacturer, PA 1 PATROL Series Sounders reach a 105 dB (A) Max sound pressure level through a user controlled rotary volume switch and offer 80 pre-programmed alarm tones with…


The Science of Air: Installing Modular Structures in Manufacturing Facilities

Paul Jakse, VP Sales for industrial solutions supplier AeroGo explains how largely redundant hovercraft transport technology is being used to resolve obstacles to erecting modular structures within factories. Construction of modular structures in many manufacturing facilities has historically proven challenging, especially the material handling process. Space available tends to be too restricting and the modular…


A Day at the Races for Factory Staff

Staff at Scottish glass and aluminium specialist Cube Glass have been treated to a Day at the Races to celebrate the firm’s 10th anniversary. Eighteen employees and closely-related sub-contractors joined managing director Gary Thorn on a Park’s of Hamilton coach ride to Chester in northwest England on May 27 where they stayed overnight before heading to…


Rentokil Launches Novel Solution to Tackle Increase in Rats

Rentokil Pest Control is claiming an industry first following the launch of an intelligent rodent control monitoring system for use in internal settings. The Internal Dual Autogate (IDAG) is a slimline, robust, metal bait box, providing a professional and low-profile solution for internal rodent monitoring and control. The IDAG provides access for rats and mice,…


UK’s Only Sewing Franchise Upsizes Premises and Retail Space

Sew Confident, the UK’s only sewing tuition franchise, is celebrating 10 years in business as they expand into a brand new studio and retail space four times the size of their previous site.  The 360 sq feet site on Great Western Road, Glasgow, will double the amount of classes on offer at the franchise headquarters,…


Leadec UK Certified to ISO 41001:2018 – Facility Management

Following an intensive audit, Leadec Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the Stuttgart-based global industrial facility servics and engineering infrastructure provider, Leadec Holding, has achieved certification to ISO 41001:2018 – the first standard of its kind for facilities management. “We are delighted to be one of the very few organizations who have achieved this standard. It…


HID Global Acquires Vizinex RFID

Expand Portfolio of High-Performance Passive RFID Tags

Net Zero

The Emirates FA Cup Scores for Sustainability

Chelsea in blue, Liverpool in red – but green was the colour of Saturday’s 2021/22 Emirates FA Cup Final as sustainability took centre stage (literally) with a world first recycled pitch banner. Liverpool and Chelsea might have thought they were the only ones taking to Wembley Stadium’s legendary grass on Saturday, but Veolia, The Football…


MSL Calls on Businesses to Reduce Energy Waste

With the UK experiencing an on-going energy crisis, MSL Property Care Services has released recommendations to help businesses save an estimated £33.9 billion of wasted energy this year. Following the news surrounding the increasing energy bills for residents in the UK, businesses are also facing a crisis. Corporate energy doesn’t currently have a price cap…

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