Here is a selection of current & previous exhibitors.
York Potash – www.yorkpotash.co.uk
The York Potash Project is a proposal to build a state-of-the-art potash mine south of Whitby, which would be the first in the world focused on the extraction of polyhalite, a unique multi-nutrient form of potash.
The mined polyhalite would be transported from the mine in an underground tunnel to Teesside, where it would be granulated with the majority being exported from a new harbour facility.
The Project has the potential to help the Company become a leading global potash and will create thousands of jobs, benefit local businesses, help improve skills in the region and contribute to people’s prosperity for generations to come.
What can students expect to see at your stand?
There will be a model of the proposed mine site, samples of polyhalite, information on the careers that will be available at the Company with a particular focus on opportunities for young people.
Unison – www.unisonltd.com
Unison was established in 1973 to design and build computerised control systems for industry. Unison designed the first computer controls for several well-known Tube Bending machine manufacturers in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Since the first machines were developed Unison has increased the range to cover tubes 4mm to 150mm diameter with the ‘All Electric’ technology capable of running machines of over 200mm. The use of the servo technology to control all moving parts has enabled Unison to build machines for customers with virtually unlimited control features completely unavailable to machines using hydraulics to move the tooling or the part being made.
McCain Foods Ltd – www.mccain.co.uk
A privately owned company based in Canada, McCain generates annual sales of CDN$7 billion, employs 18,000 people and operates 46 production facilities on six continents. The company’s products can be found in restaurants and retail stores and outlets in more than 160 countries around the world. McCain has built a strong presence in the UK frozen food industry over the past 45 years. We operate five manufacturing sites across the UK, including our head office site in Scarborough. To ensure we can deliver the finest products to our customers, we also own a potato seed business in Montrose, Scotland. In 2012, we launched an engineering apprenticeship scheme to ensure we have the best talent in place for the future. The scheme forms part of an industry-wide approach to help develop future engineers and inspire young people to join the food manufacturing sector. McCain is also one of 12 Government Apprenticeship Trailblazers, helping to develop national apprenticeship standards.
Could you help build our future?
We’re always on the lookout for budding engineering talent. If you’re an active problem solver who loves to see their projects come to life, a job in engineering could be for you. Come and visit our McCain stand, where you can speak with a number of our engineers and apprentices about what it’s like to be an engineer at a global food manufacturing business. We’ll be bringing the concept of engineering in manufacturing to life through various interactive games, two of which have been designed by our Hull and Scarborough-based apprentices. We’ll also be showcasing our McCain ‘potato tickler’ which demonstrates engineering processes in a fun and engaging format.
Firmac Ltd. – www.firmac.co.uk
Firmac Ltd. designs and manufactures high quality sheet metal duct forming equipment which is sold worldwide. Firmac customers use this machinery to produce ducting and other associated ductwork products, which is then most commonly used in buildings to supply heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
The Firmac brand is synonymous with innovation, quality and reliability and is recognised across the globe. The desire to improve and innovate is ingrained throughout the company and has led to the development of machines including the Pro-Duct CGF machine, which produces a duct with an integral Continuous Girth Flange with completely sealed seams from coil, all on a single machine.
With agents all over the world, the business remains wholly family owned with the head office is based in Scarborough, UK.
Forum Subsea Technologies – www.f-e-t.com
Forum Energy Technologies is a leading global manufacturer of mission critical, complex, stocked and custom oilfield products and related after-market technical services, for use onshore and offshore. We have assembled some of the most well-known brands in our industry and bring innovative solutions to our worldwide customers. Our experienced employees are dedicated to helping our customers improve safety and performance while lowering their operating costs. Our product suite includes ROVs, tethering systems, simulation software, data acquisition software and geosciences product management. Our vehicle brands include two of the most well-known names in the industry – Perry and Sub-Atlantic. We offer the world’s most comprehensive range of remotely operated vehicles used for inspection, survey and deep water construction. From electric observation ROVs to large, hydraulic work-class vehicles, Forum has the technology you need.
Derwent Training Association – www.derwenttraining.co.uk
Derwent Training association was founded in 1988 by a consortium of innovative industry leaders, we grew from a need to improve and maintain high quality, industry led training in partnership with employers and other providers. The Association has maintained a ‘not for profit’ position, ensuring a continuous programme of reinvestment in cutting edge equipment, training and technology. Today, based in modern, purpose built facilities in Malton, we have established a first class reputation for the recruitment, training and retention of skilled young engineers and are recognised as a bench mark for excellence and high quality training and business support. Recipients of the Centre of Vocational Excellence and OFSTED grade II education provider status, we are run by industry professionals and are publicly funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).
Schneider Electric Ltd – www.schneider-electric.com
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications.
Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 23,6 billion Euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations “Make the most of their energy.”
What can students expect to see at your stand?
Try to catch the golf ball machine out! The Hole in One is a machine built by trainees in Schneider Electric’s automation team. A golf ball is thrown to random positions in the unit and a moving basket catches the ball. This shows the performance of a Schneider Electric Automation & Control solution and what can be done when you put your mind to scientific challenges. We will also be demonstrating the latest in electric vehicle technology with the all new BMW i3.
Castle Group Ltd – www.castlegroup.co.uk
Castle was born in early 1971. Its parents were an Engineer and Sales and Marketing man. The original Company brief was to design, manufacture and sell Electronic Instruments, and in addition undertake custom design work on a contract basis.
At a very early stage a contract was won to design and manufacture a Sound Level Indicator for the Open University. This contract eventually led to the supply of over 7000 meters and coupled with direct commercial sales of around 20,000 meters made the CS15C Sound Level Indicator the biggest selling sound level measurement product ever. From this beginning, a range of products were designed and to help Castle compete with big established competitors with multi-product catalogues, various agencies were acquired for several complimentary products.
Alexander Dennis Limited – Trading as Plaxton – www.plaxtonlimited.co.uk
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) is the UK’s leading bus and coach manufacturer, employing around 2,000 people at facilities in the UK, continental Asia and North America.
The fastest growing bus and coach builder in Western Europe, ADL encompasses three famous and successful marques – Alexander, Dennis and Plaxton.
ADL produces a wide range of innovative and fuel efficient, low floor single and double deck buses, plus a full portfolio of coaches, welfare and mini vehicles.
ADL products offer real operator, passenger and environment benefits, all backed by an unswerving commitment to world class customer support.
As the UK’S largest coachbuilder, Plaxton provide a wide range of solutions to your passenger transport requirements.
With almost 100 years’ experience in building coaches and buses for the discerning, your customers will appreciate the care and attention which goes into designing, engineering, producing, delivering and supporting every one of our products. From state of the art facilities in Yorkshire, we produce the range which has made the Plaxton name synonymous with all that’s best in coaching.
What can students expect to see at your stand?
• CAD (CATIA V5) demonstration and hands on, (engineering design software).
• FEA (finite element analysis) demonstration, (structural analysis).
• Coach/Bus Video game – driving simulator.
• Vehicle electronics sample board.
• Opportunity to discuss engineering with some of our engineers.
Dale Power Solutions – www.dalepowersolutions.com
Dale’s vision is to be the leading provider of Secure Power Solutions and related services in the UK and to emulate our business model in overseas markets. We will earn customer respect through continuous improvement driven by the energy, integrity, technical excellence, teamwork and innovation of our employees.
Established since 1935, Dale Power Solutions has become a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to create innovative solutions, protecting critical power supplies for customers through our standby power systems.
With an annual turnover in excess of £30million, it is through Dale Power Solutions commitment to excellence, combined with our mission to deliver outstanding client service has earned Dale Power Solutions its prestigious reputation it enjoys today as one of the world’s most trusted providers of standby power solutions.
FESTO – www.festo.com
Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. Our aim: maximised productivity and competitiveness for our customers.
Festo innovations in pneumatic and electric drive technology deliver higher productivity for the success of your business – for industrial and process automation, from single components to turnkey solutions.
Festo are firmly committed to inspiring and developing young engineers for the future. This encompasses support of local schools, colleges and universities within a variety of programs and events.
Severfield plc – www.severfield.com
We are proud to be leaders in the world of structural steel and constantly seek to innovate and improve the services we offer to maintain a competitive advantage.
We operate in a wide range of sectors and have worked on some groundbreaking and iconic structures across the UK including the Shard in London and the Baltic Millennium Bridge in Newcastle.
Severfield has been delivering high quality projects for decades. We deliver a variety of services including design, manufacturing, construction, contract management and supply chain and partnering across a variety of sectors. We also manufacture a wide range of products including:
• Bespoke steel beams including Firebeam®
• Stairs and feature steelwork
• Steel sections
• Plate girders
• Tubular construction
• Intumescent coatings Virtual welding machine offering students the chance to try their hand at welding.
Touch screen monitors showing the Tekla BIM Models; students will be able to manipulate the models to look at the detailing and design of current projects.
Current apprentices will be available throughout the exhibition for students to ask questions relating to apprentice training and industry working experiences.
MOOG – www.moog.co.uk
Over fifty years ago, we started as designer and supplier of aircraft and missile components. Today, our motion control technology enhances performance in a variety of markets and applications, from commercial aircraft cockpits, to power-generation turbines, to Formula One racing, to medical infusion systems.
Our culture supports our talented people, allowing them to approach their work with energy, enthusiasm, and the promise of success.
Our history begins with our founder, William C. Moog – inventor, entrepreneur and visionary. In 1951, Bill Moog developed the electro-hydraulic servovalve, a device that translates tiny, electrical impulses into precise and powerful movement. In July of 1951, Bill, his brother Arthur, and Lou Geyer, rented a corner of the abandoned Proner Airport in East Aurora and formed the Moog Valve Company.
Joy Global – www.joyglobal.com
Joy Global Inc. is a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions. Through its market-leading Surface and UndergroundBusiness Units, Joy Global manufactures and markets original equipment and aftermarket parts and services for the mining industries.Joy Global’s products and related services are used extensively for the mining of coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, gold and other mineral resources.
Joy Global and its businesses pride themselves on providing a full range of value-added aftermarket services, and are committed to assisting our customer’s mine ores and minerals at the lowest possible cost. To achieve these objectives, we use a Life Cycle Management Strategies (LCMS) approach, which places the highest value on continuous and exceptional customer support. To assist our customers, facilities and equipment service centers span six continents and more than twenty distinct countries.
Castle Employment Ltd – www.castle-employment.co.uk
Established in 1966, Castle Employment Agency Limited has over 40 years recruiting experience. During this time the Agency has, and continues to grow considerably and we have gained an excellent reputation for providing a first class recruitment service to our clients and candidates.
Yorkshire Coast College – www.yorkshirecoastcollege.ac.uk
Yorkshire Coast College merged with the Grimsby Institute in 2010 (a type B merger), forming a part of a new adopted trading style of The Grimsby Institute Group.
Alongside the Group’s five key educational brands, Yorkshire Coast College, the Grimsby Institute, Lincolnshire Regional College in Skegness and Lincolnshire Rural Activities Centre in Louth, the Group has a Commercial Unit which has a national and international reputation and hosts a number of key business units including the UK National Productivity Centre, the Food Refrigeration and Process Engineering Research Centre (FRPERC) and we are a key partner with industry leaders in the Humber Seafood Institute and Seafood Processing Cluster.
University of Hull – www.hull.ac.uk
We believe that universities have a responsibility to create, shape and develop a better future for the individual and for society; envisioning how things could be and not passively accepting things as they are. The University of Hull was founded on this principle, and with an established international reputation for academic excellence, the University remains committed to ensuring that its vital work of knowledge advancement continues to benefit successive generations of students, scholars, and partners worldwide. We want people to join us who share our ambitions, and we want to work with people who are as passionate as we are about building a better world.
Osprey – www.osprey-plastics.co.uk
Set up in 1947, Osprey Ltd is one of the most established Plastic Product Manufacturers in the UK.
Osprey’s continued success and growth over the last sixty plus years can be attributed to an ability to adapt and evolve enabling them to remain a leading supplier in the Plastics Manufacturing Industry.
Osprey has three manufacturing, assembly and distribution operations strategically located across the UK. In addition to these and, in order to provide cost effective and competitive services to an ever increasing customer base, Osprey also has manufacturing and assembly operations in the Far East.
Osprey is unique in providing a complete package for new product ideas and has helped many customers to take their inventions from the drawing board into manufacture. Osprey has a very diverse customer base to which they provide a large range of products and services.
600 UK’s range of Colchester and Harrison education lathes and Pratt Burnerd workholding solutions gives you exceptional ease of use and a huge choice of optional and ancillary equipment that guarantees top of the range performance, even for the most complex and challenging jobs.
600 UK’s education equipment can be found in many training establishments throughout the world.
Electrox manufactures a wide variety of fully-integrated laser marking solutions, which use an intense beam of light to permanently engrave or mark a material’s surface. Its systems are fast, extremely easy to use and very cost effective, because there are no components to wear or run out.
FANUC UK Limited – www.fanuc.eu
FANUC UK provides industrial automation solutions – from the supply of CNC controllers, robots, machining centres, EDM and injection moulding machines through to the complete integration of factory automation systems. Providing a single customer support portal for its three core businesses, FANUC UK comprises FA – CNC Controllers, motors and drives; Lasers, Robotics – industrial robots and systems; Robomachines – EDM, Injection Moulding, drilling machines.
What can students expect to see at your stand?
We will be demonstrating the accuracy of the FANUC LRMate robotic arm, very few baskets are missed by the robot so it will prove to be a fun challenge for visitors, a prize will be given to anyone able to ‘Beat the Robot’ In addition, members of staff will be on hand to offer advice about a career in engineering and robotics, along with a fun competition .
FORUM Subsea Technologies – www.f-e-t.com
FORUM Subsea Technologies designs and manufactures ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) for use in a variety of roles. The majority of our ROVs are used in energy sector for wellhead inspection, intervention and for surveying at depths up to 3km. We also produce subsea trenchers, highly specialised ROVs that lay cables and pipelines under the seabed using high pressure water jets. The main Subsea Technologies site is based at Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire.
We are bringing an ROV simulator game in which students can race head to head with a pair of ROVs around an underwater racecourse, this has been a great success at other shows and is a version of the software we use to train ROV pilots. Along with the simulator Showbot will be present, this is a stationary humanoid display made from some of the parts that we manufacture at the Kirkbymoorside site.
Design & Marketing Collateral by:
Colour Creation & Blue Ocean Intelligent Marketing – www.colourcreation.co.uk
Colour Creation are a leading Web Design, Graphic Design, Branding, Print and SEO Company based in Scarborough North Yorkshire. We work with businesses of all sizes from all industries, we have a great team with lots of experience to build your brand and set your company alive either on the web or in print.
Our collaboration with Blue Ocean Intelligent Marketing also means that we are now able to offer a complete marketing consultancy service for any size of business, offering advice at a strategic level, combining marketing expertise with business acumen, to help organisations achieve their objectives.