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CALIBRATION COMPANY AWARDED FOR APPRENTICESHIP SUPPORT


Trescal has been awarded the annual Excellence award for apprenticship support by STEGTA. Ian Parker, deputy CEO at


STEGTA, said: “Since 2009, Trescal have consistently demonstrated a firm commitment to the development of people within the calibration industry. Throughout our partnership, Trescal have shown a willingness to move forward with the ongoing platforms of apprenticeship training. It gives STEGTA great pleasure to announce Trescal as the recipient of the 2018 Excellence Award for Apprenticeship Support.” Following the award announcement, Trescal surveyed their apprentices and the results were astonishing: 93 per cent of the apprentices felt they were a valued member of the team; 92


per cent of the apprentices would recommend Trescal to others considering an apprenticeship; and 100 per cent of the apprentices surveyed felt supported by Trescal throughout their apprenticeship. When asked why Trescal


received the award Lewis Norwood, apprentice in their Stevenage branch, responded: “It is a good apprenticeship structure and the work based training is what has helped me pick up lots of new skills and a wealth of knowledge. The support received by Trescal from the outset and throughout is exactly why they have won this award.” Suzanne Dulieu, HR manager at Trescal, commented: “Trescal understand the importance of apprenticeships and have always put value into training and support of our employees, across


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PROPULSION TEST PROVIDER ACQUISITION


Welcome to the May issue. Sensor technology is used in countless applications in the food industry. A key driver in the implementation of sensor systems are the standards that are in place to ensure food is safe to consume. On page 22, we found out how sensor technology is being utilised in chocolate production to ensure the sweet treats make it off the production line in flawless condition. Sensors are, unsurprisingly, a key feature of the Sensors & Instrumentation exhibition. Read more about the show on page 30.


Victoria White - Editor


Millbrook has acquired Revolutionary Engineering, a test service and equipment provider headquartered in the US, with presence in China and Germany. Revolutionary Engineering


specialises in driveline system and component test services and solutions. It deploys technical specialists and project managers to offer test services and equipment to customers in the automotive, transport and petrochemical industries. This latest acquisition is an important step in Millbrook’s strategy to expand its capacity and capabilities in propulsion testing, including the testing of batteries, inverters and e-motors. Allen White will continue to lead


the company, backed by the wider Millbrook management team.


TT Electronics has announced its intention to create a centre of excellence at its Bedlington facility in the north east of England. The location will provide a world class centre for engineering, manufacturing and operational excellence to support the Company’s anticipated growth plans. www.ttelectronics.com


Commenting on the news, White,


said: “We are delighted to be joining Millbrook and Spectris. There are many areas of overlap between Revolutionary Engineering and Millbrook and we also expect to benefit from Spectris’ scale and reach. We can see only positives for our customers, employees and suppliers from this deal as they look to grow the business.” www.millbrook.co.uk


HORIBA MIRA has opened its Advanced Battery Development Suite (ABDS), further cementing the business as a UK leader in battery engineering and testing. www.horiba-mira.com


SKF has signed a three-year contract with BP to supply condition monitoring services to its UK offshore assets. SKF will provide analytics, reports and recommendations to better inform BP’s decisions around efficient and effective use of equipment. www.skf.com


all departments. Receiving this accolade is extremely rewarding for us all at Trescal to be recognised for our excellence in this field.” www.trescal.com


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