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t: +44 (0)1787 226995 | secretary@mhea.co.uk BULKEX 2019

MHEA welcomed to Viridor for site visit

On Wednesday 14 November, 23 members of the MHEA met at the Park & Ride in Bicester and enjoyed a car share to Viridor’s energy recovery site at Ardley ERF, in Oxfordshire, where they were met by Jessica Baker-Pike, the Learning and Visitor Centre Manager. Ardley ERF began operation in 2014, treating 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year. It diverts at least 95% of Oxfordshire’s residual municipal waste away from landfill and generates enough electricity to power around 38,000 homes. …

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VORTEX APPOINTS ÉFREN SHAYD CARMONA LOYA AS REGIONAL SALES MANAGER FOR MEXICO

QUERÉTARO, QUERÉTARO, MÉXICO – Vortex is pleased to announce the appointment of Efrén Shayd Carmona Loya as Regional Sales Manager for Mexico. Shayd has joined the team at Vortex Latinoamérica, a division of Salina Vortex Corporation located in Querétaro. In this role, Shayd is responsible for working directly with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), end users, and industry specialists to further expand Vortex sales throughout Latin America. Shayd brings with him more than 12 years of industrial sales experience. Previously, he…

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VORTEX ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF KASA FAB

Vortex is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kasa Fab, a leading custom metal fabrication and manufacturing company. Located at 304 East Avenue B in Salina, Kansas, Kasa Fab was a division of Kasa Companies, which includes Kasa Controls & Automation, IntelliFinishing, and Kasa Anlagen. “This acquisition allows Vortex to expand upon our fabrication capabilities, including lasers, robotic welders, blasting booths, and liquid and powder paint systems, among others,” explained Travis Young, executive vice president at Vortex. “Over the past…

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VORTEX ANNOUNCES NEW REPRESENTATIVE AGENT IN SAUDI ARABIA

Eurotech International FZ, LLC is a network of mechanical engineering product manufacturers and service providers, located in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Eurotech services the cement, steel, mining, paper, chemical, and food industries through their manufacturing and engineering expertise. For the past year, Eurotech has been committed to serving quality products and services. By partnering with only ISO-certified original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Eurotech assures thorough internal and external quality checks to reinforce their motto: “Deliver excellence to all clients.”…

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ConSpare launches ‘Make it better’ brand as it celebrates 40th anniversary

Concrete production process improvement specialist ConSpare is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is marking the occasion with the launch of a new brand aimed at helping concrete producers to ‘Make it better’. The Nottinghamshire family firm was established in 1978 by Jim and Hilary Bullock, to sell spare parts to concrete producers. It has evolved to become one of the leading suppliers to the UK concrete industry, offering a comprehensive range of concrete production equipment, specialist spare parts and industry-leading…

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UK Industrial Strategy: A leading destination to invest and grow

Published on 17 December 2017, the document, UK Industrial Strategy: A leading destination to invest and grow is the Government’s new strategy document, outlining how ‘the UK will remain one of the best places in the world to innovate, do business, invest and create jobs’.  The full document can be downloaded here and we would encourage members to read through the strategy to identify local and market opportunities outlined within.

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80th Anniversary Year

2018 is the 80th anniversary of the Materials Handling Engineers Association and we will be marking the occasion with activities and commemorations throughout the year.  As an industry association started in 1938, our association has seen many of the major industrial inventions and political events of the 20th and 21st centuries.   We are gathering stories and memories of the past 80 years and inviting anyone who has photographs and anecdotes to share them with us.  Please contact Julie Claus at…

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80th anniversary for the Materials Handling Engineers Association

Peter Webster, former President (2001) and then Secretary (until December 2017), gives his thoughts on the Materials Handling Engineers Association’s purpose and future and reflects on his own relationship with the association. “The MHEA was formed in the late 1930s by a group of like-minded businessmen to tie together their commercial interests and to enable buyers to see them all together.  During the war years, the effects of the Blitz inevitably brought about plenty of building work and a raft…

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Lyndon Flower joins Vortex

SALINA, KANS., USA – “It is rare to find someone so well-known in our industry with as much direct experience as Lyndon has,” said Brian Burmaster, vice president of sales at Vortex. “He has been active in sales, management and engineering for a multinational company for more than 20 years. His skillset will be a major asset to our company, and we are very excited to have him joining our team.” Previously, Flower served as vice president and general manager…

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