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Stuart Alldis will be at Surface World Live 2018

With over 20 years’ experience in web and software development, Stuart is a tenacious communicator with exceptional commercial awareness and leadership skills. He has worked in senior positions for multinational brands and has travelled around the globe working in Europe, Asia and the US.


Fischer Instrumentation (GB) Ltd is holding two free workshops in February to showcase the latest techniques in coating thickness measurement and materials analysis for Aluminium Quality Assurance. The first will be on the 15th February at the Northern office in Warrington, Greater Manchester, followed by the 22nd February at UK head office in Lymington.

Dürr creates paint shop for electric vehicles in China

The future belongs to electric cars, since they allow an emission-free and sustainable mobility. The established car manufacturers are increasingly being joined in the market by new competitors, especially in China. Dürr is currently building a fully automatic paint shop for a local OEM. The plant in Hefei is designed to handle 100,000 units per year, and will commence operation in June 2018. The integration of numerous digital@DÜRR solutions turns the paint shop into a Smart Factory with extensive use of data.

Turbex receives health and safety accreditation

Turbex (, based in Alton, Hampshire, which has been supplying aqueous cleaning systems to industry for over 30 years and more recently anodising, chemical cleaning and surface treatment lines, is one of the latest firms to receive accreditation under the Alcumus SafeContractor scheme.

Thirty Years and Still Going Strong

In September 1987 Brian Carroll along with his wife Sonia formed BC Metal Finishing. Such was the need at the time to produce a quotation at the request of their first potential customer; this had to be hand written. On the strength of this an order was placed and the company was up and running. Many further orders soon followed the quotes being done on a budget typewriter which was just affordable at the time.

2018 GAGAs Open for Entry

The countdown has begun to the annual GAGAs - Galvanizers Association Galvanizing Awards. Entry is now open for these highly regarded awards, which offer an accessible yet powerful way of establishing a reputation for design excellence, within the architectural community and beyond.

Metaltech to Become Part of the Wallwork Group

Consett, County Durham based Metaltech Ltd is to join the Wallwork Group. Both companies specialise in the thermal processing and coating of metals for the aerospace, automotive, medical device and precision engineering sectors. Each brings additional metal treatments that will complement those of the other.