Trescal announces three acquisitions in Belgium, France and Brazil

Trescal has acquired three companies: LBT Testing and Calibration, near Brussels; C2M in Rouen; and Metrology in Vitoria. These acquisitions will add circa €3m turnover to the group. Founded in 1992 in Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels, LBT provides in-house and on-site BELAC accredited calibration services as well as validation services to the Life Sciences Industry and …

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Mayor launches world’s largest air quality monitoring network in London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched the world’s most advanced and comprehensive network of air quality monitors to help investigate and improve London’s toxic air. Breathe London will use a range of cutting-edge fixed and mobile sensors to build up a real-time, hyperlocal image of London’s air …

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ETL Systems acquires Atlantic Microwave to strengthen global RF product range

ETL Systems has acquired Atlantic Microwave, a leading provider of microwave components and satellite communication test equipment.  ETL Systems operates globally with manufacturing and R&D sites based in the UK. The UK facilities combined with offices in Washington DC and Dubai support the firm in serving customers in 112 countries. ETL’s …

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Tektronix announces Marc Tremblay as president

Tektronix has named Marc Tremblay as the new president of Tektronix. Tremblay succeeds Pat Byrne who has served as Tektronix’ president since July 2014. Byrne will continue in his senior vice president role at Fortive with Tremblay reporting directly to him. “Marc has a proven track record of developing highly effective organisations leading to sustained …

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Ultra-sensitive sensor with gold nanoparticle array

Scientists from the University of Bath and Northwestern University have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array, which is 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors. The sensor is made up of a series of gold disk-shaped nanoparticles on a glass slide. The team …

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ODU – a different kind of connector company

Once again, ODU Connectors will be exhibiting at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Expo at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre 5th-7th February and will be introducing several new products. Sealing the deal Increasingly, this is not just about preventing water and dirt ingress, but about hermetic sealing – such as in …

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2019 Industrial Outlook: Convergences, Disruptions, and Opportunities

2018 wrapped up great for Industrial markets – Process, Discrete and Hybrids. While growth will be strong in pockets, my personal advice for companies would be to prepare for an overall soft 2019. This is primarily driven by factors such as geopolitical uncertainty, market volatility, widening skill gaps, dynamic shifts …

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UK aerospace sector will suffer if no Brexit deal agreed

Britain’s world-leading aerospace industry risks losing investment and will face supply chain problems if the government fails to negotiate a Brexit deal which maintains the current strategic relationship with the European Union, according to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The UK aerospace industry generated £35 billion …

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Retention, not just recruitment – six ways to protect your company from the skills crisis

The manufacturing industry is in the grip of a well-documented skills crisis, with the government estimating that 186,000 new engineers will be needed each year until 2024. In a recent survey by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, three-quarters of manufacturers say they are concerned about accessing the skills their businesses need. This challenge …

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Evatron protective boots

Rugged and highly visible when you need strong, robust protection for your enclosure.  Available in blue, orange and red, these protective boots come in two styles and eight sizes making them a perfect fit for many of our handheld enclosures. Held secure in the boot – essential when you need …

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