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  • Mike appointed to head Thorite's expanding Systems Division

    Mike appointed to head Thorite's expanding Systems Division

    Tuesday 29th July 2014

    The UK's biggest independent distributor of pneumatic products and process systems, Thorite, recently carried out a rebranding exercise, one of the results of which was to focus growth strategy on key markets by ensuring the company is equipped to meet the needs of modern manufacturing and processing industries. To help facilitate this Thorite has appointed Mike Perry (47) to head up Thorite's expanding automation technology capabilities as Business Development Manager- Systems Division.

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  • The records keep coming for Racetec

    The records keep coming for Racetec

    Tuesday 15th July 2014

    The Thorite-sponsored Racetec Hill Climb Team performed strongly at Blyton Park Race Circuit Sprint at the weekend, gaining a Class Win on Saturday and setting a new Class Record time slashed from 71.63 to 66.85 seconds for the 1.5 mile lap. Sunday saw Racetec cutting the record again to 65.90 seconds, only to be beaten by second place man Daniel Mason after a fail in the last run.

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  • Thorite's now the place to go for Graco pumps

    Thorite's now the place to go for Graco pumps

    Monday 14th July 2014

    The rugged range of Graco process pumps is now available from Thorite, the UK's biggest independent distributor of fluid power products and process systems. Graco's Process Division specialises in air-operated diaphragm pumps for the food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals processing industries, and features models capable of efficiently moving substances as diverse as acids or glue, while for general industry use positive displacement utility pumps are ideal for small applications.

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  • Thorite's Rochdale Service Centre set for continuing success

    Thorite's Rochdale Service Centre set for continuing success

    Tuesday 8th July 2014

    Opened in the late 1980's, Thorite's pneumatic products Sales and Service Centre in Rochdale can look back on over 25 years of success. Originally called the Rochdale Air Centre, it marked the first foray of Yorkshire-based Thorite into the Lancashire region and has since been augmented by Centres in Blackburn and Bolton.

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  • Automated drill speeds Bay Plastics' production

    Automated drill speeds Bay Plastics' production

    Tuesday 8th July 2014

    North Shields-based Bay Plastics Ltd are plastic stockists, fabricators and formists, producing finished plastic sheets and rods for industrial and commercial applications.

    A recent large project required holes to be accurately positioned and drilled in plastic sheets, within a very tight time scale prior to shipment. The company attempted to meet the agreed deadline by organising extra shifts, but it quickly became apparent that the additional man power would not be able to cope.

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