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INDUSTRY NEWS MecWash Systems Ltd confirms attendance at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show 2019 MecWash Systems Ltd of Tewkesbury, the leading UK manufacturer of precision aqueous parts cleaning and degreasing systems, has confirmed it will be returning to Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show (SMES) in 2019. Exhibition and Conference Centre. It is one of the most comprehensive regional industrial exhibitions in the UK, attracting hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of delegates. MecWash will be exhibiting its Duo system, which is part of their wide range of aqueous component cleaning machines. The MecWash range are used for cleaning metal and plastic engineering components in a wide range of manufacturing sectors including aerospace, automotive and fluid power. “The development of such detergents is an important part of the cleaning and degreasing process, and we are one of the only aqueous parts cleaning and degreasing systems manufacturers to offer such a dedicated in-house service and solution.” SMES takes place between 5-7 February 2019 at the Farnborough International MecWash managing director, John Pattison, said SMES was an important exhibition for the company. “In addition to demonstrating our Duo component cleaning system we’ll also be highlighting our cleaning expertise and capability for undertaking laboratory analysis of component cleaning issues as well as our ability to develop specialist detergents for our customers. Mr Pattison added: “SMES is a major platform for us. In addition to meeting the wide range of existing customers who also attend, we are able to demonstrate our expertise to potential customers. “A good example is JK Engineering of Watford, a specialist in precision component engineering manufacturer working with clients in the aerospace, motorsport and medical components sectors. “They visited our stand at a previous show and were impressed with the Duo. We met up with them soon after and began a series of wash trials based on their engineering processes and requirements. We used the Midi system as we felt it was more appropriate for their needs and following the successful trials, they decided to go with it. It’s now ensuring they are able to meet the best possible standards for their own customers.” MecWash’s world-class systems include the Solo, Duo, MWX400 and Maxi ranges. Details can be found at www. mecwash.co.uk More details about SMES can be found at www.industrysouth.co.uk New HQ delivers modern base for company with rich history The leading hot-dip galvanizing company in the UK has cut the ribbon on brand new headquarters following a multi-million pound development project. Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd has transformed an historic landmark just yards from its former base in the West Midlands into state-of-the-art offices. The building, which features an iconic clock tower, will become central to a fast-growing nationwide operation. The organisation, which operates 14 plants across the country, has its roots in Willenhall with records showing John Wedge to be running a galvanizing business in the town as long ago as 1869. The company has been based at its current site in Stafford Street since 1876, but has now relocated across the road to the site of the former Central School, which closed more than a decade ago. The clock tower has been refurbished and protected as part of the redevelopment, which now provides modern offices and facilities for more than 20 staff. The work was carried out under the ‘Considerate Constructors’ scheme, with workers taking care to minimise disturbance on the local community. Chris Woolridge, managing director of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd, said: “It’s great to open our new headquarters on the very street where the foundations of our business began. “We’re also thrilled to have restored the clock tower, which is of great significance to residents of the town. “Our investment will see this historic site, which has been derelict for more than a decade, given a brand new lease of life and the opportunity to be a revered landmark in the community once again. CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 14 DECEMBER 2018 twitter: @surfaceworldmag