Wiha: talking the Torque

FOUNDED almost 80 years ago in 1939 by Willi Hahn, grandfather of the current Wiha Managing Director, Wilhelm Hahn, Wiha remains an owner-operated family company with an international presence and reputation, writes PETER BRETT.

The company aims to make daily life much easier for users with a product assortment of innovative hand tool solutions geared towards user needs, which increase efficiency, reduce costs and preserve health.

Quite a mission statement and one that covers a lot of ground.

Ferroforma gets into gear for this summer's Industry Tools trade fair

INDUSTRY Tools, which will be held at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Spain, is set to take the European tool industry by storm this summer.

The fair, run by Ferroforma, will welcome suppliers and visitors from a huge number of countries, boosting its international credentials and cementing itself as a platform for commercial trade solutions.

Visitors and exhibitors can gain access to industrial sectors such as the aeronautics, automotive, and railway industries, as well as industrial supplies, hardware stores, and large-scale hardware distribution.

Woodworking YouTube trio become Triton ambassadors

THREE of the world’s most popular woodworkers have been unveiled as Triton Tools ambassadors.

YouTube sensations April Wilkerson and fellow American Matt Cremona will continue to promote the Yeovil-based company, while up-and-coming German YouTube superstar Frank Krueger is a new addition to the team.

Worldwide events

Combined, the woodworking trio have more than one million YouTube subscribers, and all three will appear at key worldwide events with Triton over the next 12 months, as well as contributing regular social media content.

FMB confirm construction output rises despite Brexit uncertainty

THE Government must not be complacent about the damage a ‘no deal’ Brexit would cause amid positive signs of growth in the UK construction industry, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

The released figures on the construction industry were published by the Office for National Statistics in November 2018.

Sarah McMonagle, Director of External Affairs at the FMB, said: “The UK construction sector grew by 2.1 per cent during September to November 2018 compared with the previous three months.

Volvo places construction companies ahead of the pack

HOLMES Plant and Construction Ltd have been so impressed by Volvo’s compact excavators that they have expanded their hire fleet by a further seven vehicles.

SMT GB’s utility dealer, Contractors Equipment Sales Ltd (CES), delivered four zero-swing, 2.5-tonne ECR25Ds and three larger five-tonne reduced swing ECR50Ds to the company at Otley near Ipswich.

This bringsHomles Plant and Construction's total number of Volvo compact excavators to 12 in a large multi-branded hire fleet.

Surface preparation expert returns to Executive Hire Show

TO continue supporting the European rental market, US-based surface preparation manufacturer, National Flooring Equipment returns to the Executive Hire Show.

You will find a range of its walk-behind and ride-on-floor strippers, as well as its newly launched equipment on stand K6 at the Ricoh Arena.

On the stand, National Flooring Equipment will showcase its 5000 cinq-mille and 5700 ride-on-floor strippers. The 5000 is a compact ride-on-floor stripper that can be used in a range of applications, including soft and hard goods removal.

C.L.M. to showcase brand new range of product by AL-LIFT at Executive Hire Show

C.L.M. Construction Supplies are bringing a selective new range of products by ALLIFT to the Executive Hire Show 2019 at the Ricoh Arena between February 6-7.

The company's four vacuum lifts and one motorised truck which are all new additions to the products already stocked - and all these products will be on stand I16.

The battery-powered AL-BUTLER 200 is a two-man vacuum lift which has a vacuum pump complete with control panel and a maximum Safe Working Load of 200kg.

PlastiKote's new Trade spray paint range is the essential addition to any tool bag

PLASTIKOTE'S new Trade spray paints, developed specifically for the trade market, will make life easier for painters, decorators, builders, and other tradespersons.

Until now, no spray paint brand has ever targeted the professional builder and decorator with a complete range of easy-to-use, quickdrying, fit-for-purpose spray products.

PlastiKote's new Trade spray paints are function-focused with a colour-coded, easy to navigate collection.

The Preparation Group showcasing new diamond technology and more

THE Preparation Group will be exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show on Stand J32, with its one-stop-shop range of equipment and services.

The state-of-the-art equipment, which the company will exhibit at the show, includes products for floor and surface preparation, removal, refurbishment, and cleaning.

New for the show, The Preparation Group will be showcasing its latest range of accessories incorporating new diamond technology for removing, grinding and cleaning a wide range of materials.

Microdiamant appoint Master Abrasives as UK and Irish market representative

MASTER Abrasives has been appointed the UK and Ireland representative for the range of diamond products for fine grinding, lapping and polishing applications manufactured by Swissbased Microdiamant AG.

The products added to Master Abrasives Superabrasives range can be split into a few categories, including Micron Diamond Powders for the superfinishing of hard materials with demanding specifications for surface quality and dimensional accuracy.

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