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October News in Brief

01 October, 2007

º  Rod Taylor, founder and chairman of the Seaward Group, has been appointed president of the Gambica trade association for the next two years. Taylor succeeds MTL chief executive, Graeme Philp. Gambica represents companies in the control, automation, instrumentation and laboratory technology sectors.

º  Neill Ovenden, former sales and marketing director at Monitran, has set up a consultancy, NDO Consultants, that will focus on condition monitoring, vibration analysis and related fields. NDO’s services will include recruitment, head-hunting and training.

º  The Merseyside electrical engineer ATG has moved to new headquarters in Haydock, a short distance from its previous premises in Lowton. The new site has larger office and workshop accommodation, and has room for expansion.

º  Newcastle-based Houghton International, which claims to be the only independent UK motor repairer that can service any rotating machine from small motors to power station alternators, has completed a £250,000 programme of investment in new machinery and skills. Over the past five years, Houghton has transformed itself from being mainly a coil manufacturer, into a service and repairs business.

º  The weighing specialist Avery Weigh-Tronix says it will focus on its core industrial customer base following the sale of its retail food weighing business, Avery Berkel, to Illinois Tool Works.

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