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AUK Distribution celebrates 10 years


Güntner’s GPC turns 20


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ormed on 20 April 2009, this year sees AUK Distribution celebrate its 10th anniversary.


Still wholly privately owned by Darryl Smith, Andrew Reah, and Keith Jeff eries, AUK – which distributes LG, Airwell, Systemair, Clint, and Montair – is headquartered at Cobalt Business Exchange in Newcastle- upon-Tyne.


With additional satellite offi ces in Surrey and Lancashire, the business provides coverage across the country to meet the air conditioning needs of UK installers. As part of the AUK 10th anniverary celebrations, AUK is launched a social media competition running from 22 April to 03 May on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


he Güntner Product Calculator (GPC) has now been setting standards in industry for 20 years as the tool of choice for quickly and easily designing a heat


exchanger.


From the very beginning, the GPC has operated using thermodynamic calculations to guarantee correct configuration.


Actual thermophysical characteristics are used to identify the heat transfer values for all sub-processes to calculate pressure drops in the pipe, in order to determine air outlet temperatures and, if necessary, also dehydration. As a result, it is guaranteed that the promised capacity is provided, even in exceptional conditions. Aside from the time saving aspect, other advantages


have come into play right from the beginning; it is possible to simulate different scenarios, such as variable performance requirements, and errors are avoided because the calculation draws on actual thermophysical characteristics.


Individual components are automatically aligned, and systems are accordingly configured with economic efficiency. Today, more than 50 fluids in over 100 product series are


available. Offers can be drawn up in 16 languages, depicting current prices and delivery times.


Victaulic celebrates 100 years of innovation O


n 04 April, Victaulic celebrated 100 years since it was granted its fi rst industry patent for mechanical pipe joining solutions. On its centennial ‘Innoversary’ the company continues to develop and patent ground-breaking technologies, with a current portfolio of more than 2,000 patented solutions that transform the building and industrial construction industries, while driving new industry standards in performance and safety.


On this day in 1919, Lieutenant Ernest Tribe


fi led the fi rst patent for the Victory Joint, the fi rst mechanical bolted coupling to join grooved pipe ends. Shortly after, Lt Tribe founded the Victory Pipe Joint Co. in London. This later became Victaulic. The fi rm’s original invention – and what is now known as the Victaulic coupling – enabled critical piping infrastructure to be installed more quickly, safely and cost eff ectively than traditional methods. While fi rst devised for military applications, the coupling went on to revolutionise the construction industry.


Victaulic’s chairman, president and chief 16 May 2019


executive, John F Malloy, said: “For 100 years, Victaulic’s reputation has been built on customer collaboration, delivering new technologies that enable productivity, and reducing risk across the construction lifecycle.


“Our centennial ‘Innoversary’ is not only an opportunity to look back on our achievements; it’s also great motivation to make our next century even more valuable for our customers and rewarding for our employees.”


Today, one billion Victaulic solutions have been installed worldwide in some of the world’s most important, iconic and ground-breaking construction projects, including the Hoover Dam, Eiff el Tower, Beijing Olympic Stadium, Petronas Towers and Hudson Yards.


The company’s 4,000 employees are spread across 37 branches, 13 manufacturing facilities and fi ve foundries around the world, serving customers in 120 countries and providing solutions for commercial buildings, oil, gas and chemical facilities, power generation facilities, mining operations, and municipal and clean water operations.


Victaulic has been part of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley business community for almost 40 years, having fi rst been headquartered in New York City. The 100-year milestone coincides with current expansions and investments that will add close to one million square foot to Victaulic’s manufacturing operations, expanding manufacturing capacity. Set to open in 2020, a new 400,000 square foot facility manufacturing centre in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, is the result of increased domestic demand for the company’s products and a desire to manufacture its products in close proximity to its customers.


Additional global expansions include the Victaulic’s facilities in Dalian, China; Drezdenko, Poland; and Ontario, Canada.


Mr Malloy said: “Our next 100 years will include more customer-centric innovation as technology grows more rapidly than ever before and we continue to make strategic R&D investments. Our company is an exceptional place to work because of the dedication of our employees and a shared passion for customer excellence across the entire global Victaulic family.”


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