Members’ News

26 Mar 2019


Abdex Hose & Couplings have moved to new premises

BFPDA member Adbex Hose & Couplings Limited have moved to new premises in Milton Keynes (from Leighton Buzzard). Their new address, from 4th March 2019 is as follows:

Abdex Hose & Couplings Ltd
Unit 10a Clarke Road,
Bletchley, Milton Keynes,

Their telephone number remains the same: T: +44 (0)1525 377 770

Beaumanor celebrate 45 years in the industry

BFPDA member Beaumanor Engineering Ltd, based in Leicester are celebrating their 45th anniversary this year. Beaumanor was formed in 1974 by Tim Thirumalai’s uncle, Bala Krishnan, also known as ‘Kris’, who came from Madras in 1970 to study engineering at Loughborough University. Kris completed his degree and began manufacturing metal components to order, with one machine in a garage in Thurmaston, Leicester. In 1995 Tim Thirumalai inherited the business and a few years later introduced a standard product range of pneumatic and hydraulic fittings, which he sold via a catalogue.

Since then Beaumanor has grown into a major distributor of engineering products through its website and of course a catalogue, which is produced biennially. Beaumanor is still situated in Thurmaston and now operates from a 32,000 square foot facility, with 42 employees. Later this year Beaumanor publishes its V12 catalogue with over 40,000 products and will celebrate 45 years in business with various events for customers and staff.

Linde Hydraulics Ltd

BFPA member Linde Hydraulics Ltd have appointed Simon Fantom as their new UK General Manager to replace John Chapman who is retiring. John will still be playing golf with FPIGS, so golfers out there will no doubt see him on the greens as usual! BFPA wishes John all the best for his retirement.


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We would love to hear from you if you have any suitable UK fluid power industry news stories such as:

  • Senior staff appointments
  • New buildings being opened
  • Awards being won / presented
  • New industry sales partners announced
  • New acquisitions / alliances etc.
  • Innovative or unusual projects or case studies

Please send any news items to Sarah Gardner – we look forward to hearing from you soon!