TUBE NEWS TN January 2018 - Page 10

Metalube Appoint Senior Development Chemist World leading lubricant manufacturer, Metalube Ltd has appointed John Mainwaring as a Senior Development Chemist.  He will join the laboratory team at the company’s headquarters in Irlam, Manchester UK. John has a degree in Chemical Science from Manchester Metropolitan University and as part of his new role will be responsible for the management and development of Metalube’s chain oils and greases.   He joins the company from Millers Oils in Huddersfield where his expertise included automotive engine and transmission oils as well as industrial products such as MWF, rust preventatives, gear oils, chain oils and hydraulic oils.  Prior to Millers, John worked for nine years at Ironsides Lubricants in Stockport. Chris Nettleship. Technical Director says:  “We are delighted to welcome John to our team of chemists at Metalube.  His wealth of experience allows him to hit the ground running and he will be tremendous asset to the Lab.” John is married with a 3 year old daughter Isabel and is a keen supporter of Manchester City.  He also enjoys DIY and travel. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, METALUBE manufactures a range of non-ferrous drawing oils, maintenance lubricants, greases and chain oils as well as a variety of corrosion protection and forming oils.  This experienced exporter has offices in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. . Fives Expands its Offer in Tube and Pipe Machinery Fives, a global industrial engineering group, has acquired the intellectual property (IP) and know-how of Italy’s Imec Engineering’s Tube and Pipe division. The acquired portfolio covers the technological expertise in four segments of Imec Engineering: polishing, finishing, packaging and handling in the steel and energy sectors. It will highly complement the Fives’ offer which covers engineering, manufacturing, supply and installation of custom engineered machines under the historical names of Abbey, Bronx, OTO and Taylor-Wilson to process seamless and welded tube and pipe products. The 10 TUBE NEWS January 2018 purchase of the IP and know-how is a key step in enlarging Fives’ offer in stainless steel machinery and strengthening its global offer for the mechanical, structural and automotive tubing markets. Stefano Olcese, Head of Tube and Pipe business line of Fives, said, “The acquisition will enable us to provide complete customized solutions to tube manufacturers worldwide and cement our position as a supplier of choice from start to finishing.” .