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October

  • Thorite supports engineering advanced apprenticeships at Appris

    Thorite supports engineering advanced apprenticeships at Appris

    Wednesday 15th October 2014

    Following investment by member companies and the Skills Funding Agency, the first intake of 50 engineering advanced apprentices has been announced by the new £1m Appris training centre in Bradford

    As a dedicated supporter of apprenticeships in general and engineering apprenticeships in particular, Thorite is delighted to have been chosen to provide a new Hydrovane rotary vane air compressor and install the compressed air ring main to power many of the machines at Appris.

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  • And now for some things completely different...

    And now for some things completely different...

    Monday 13th October 2014

    Bradford-based Thorite has grown over its 164 year history to become the UK's biggest independent distributor of pneumatic products and process systems. So far, so boring you may think - when you’ve seen one compressor you've seen them all, and there's nothing very exciting about compressed air, although it's quite useful for inflating car tyres. And yet recently re-branded Thorite's products and expertise are behind some of the most different, advanced and fascinating industrial applications you can imagine, from providing the spectacular force behind explosions on T.V. Soap Operas to putting a disabled aerobatics pilot in a spin to perfect his performance.

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  • Thorite steps in to power tap dancing robots at London Arts Festival

    Thorite steps in to power tap dancing robots at London Arts Festival

    Monday 6th October 2014

    One of the most popular events at the Merge Arts, Music and Performance Festival, currently being held on London's Bankside, is being performed by a troupe of 8 perfectly synchronised dancing robots activated by the public via a control panel.

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  • Thorite-sponsored Racetec hill climb team's most successful season ever

    Thorite-sponsored Racetec hill climb team's most successful season ever

    Wednesday 1st October 2014

    The Thorite-sponsored Racetec Hill Climb Team rounded of its hugely successful 2014 competition season with yet another class win at the Harewood Hill Climb Greenwood meeting.

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