Restructuring at Filtermist

Filtermist International Ltd has restructured its UK business operations to ensure it delivers a single-source solution for customers seeking cleaner, safer and more productive work environments.

Following a number of acquisitions over the past three years, and in order to strengthen its market position and improve the turnkey customer experience, Filtermist will merge its current eight businesses into just two: Filtermist International and Filtermist Systems.
The restructured company will operate and manufacture from sites in Telford, Northampton, Wetherby, Dewsbury and Glasgow. In addition to oil filters, the company is also responsible for manufacturing a range of product brands, all of which are being retained, including Dustcheck, Ecogate, Fastclip, Gallito, Kerstar and XS Automation.
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IMechE bestows award on AMTC

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has presented the MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) with an award.

AMTC, which is supported by Lloyds Bank, has been awarded IMechE’s ‘Advanced Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’ accolade. The award was presented at a special ceremony at the IMechE headquarters in Westminster.
Chiefly, the award recognises the role that employers and educators play in encouraging young people into engineering apprenticeships, and supporting them throughout their training. The AMTC willl be taking on a further 200 apprentices in the 2020 intake, who will be trained in a variety of manufacturing disciplines, from basic engineering to using some of the most advanced manufacturing technologies in existence.
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Halter and Fastems join forces

Halter CNC Automation from the Netherlands and Finland-based Fastems have established a joint venture that became active on 30 September 2019. Relevant parts of Fastems Systems GmbH, namely those related to R&D and production of the Halter LoadAssistant product range, will be transferred to the newly founded Halter CNC Automation GmbH.

This company will be located in Issum, Germany and, together with Halter CNC Automation BV, will form the Halter Group.
Since 2013, Halter has been working closely with Fastems on the engineering and development of the Halter LoadAssistant portfolio. In addition, Fastems Systems GmbH has been the sole manufacturer of the product line. Hundreds of units have since been delivered to more than 25 countries, through a network of machine-tool manufacturers and distributors in Europe and the US. A more intensive and integrated co-operation is a natural step in order to become a leader in flexible, plug and play automation solutions for CNC machines.
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