Latest News from our Members

29 Mar 2017

Congratulations to BFPA member SMC Pneumatics (UK) who were recently presented with an award at the Milton Keynes Business Achievements for a second consecutive year – this time, for excellence in the Energy and the Environment category. In 2016 the company was recognised for excellence in its manufacturing processes.

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BFPA member Pirtek have published an article to celebrate the success story of one of their franchisees who has developed the business in Basildon. To read the full article, including a link to a specially created YouTube video, please click here

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During the 2017 Hannover Messe, BFPA member Aventics will demonstrate the use of pneumatics in the context of predictive maintenance at a special exhibition space of the same name. In Hall 19, their pneumatics specialists will show how intelligent pneumatics can anticipate system maintenance, using available sensors and the new “Smart Pneumatics Monitor”, the company’s first IoT device.

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Obituary – Dr Henryk Chrostowski
Sadly, CETOP has announced the death of Dr Henryk Chrostowki who was President of the Association of Polish Mechanical Engieers and Technicians (SIMP). Dr Chrostowski was an enthusiastic CETOP supporter and champion of fluid systems and controls. He will be sorely missed by CETOP and those who knew him.