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Applications centre for the North West

Control Techniques customers in the North West of England now have help closer to their doorsteps, with the opening of CT’s new application centre in Warrington. The centre provides facilities for meetings and presentations, as well as office accommodation, a demonstration area and workshop space. Regional manager Ian Pickersgill says: ‘We will be able to provide customers with presentations on all of our popular drives, and we will hold stock for the common sizes of drives to give local customers an even faster service.

FPT Group acquires to grow business

FPT says it will use the acquisition of Kingswood Fluid Power as a platform for growth in the hydraulics sector. The majority of Kingswood Fluid Power’s distribution activity and all its branch employees will be transferred to FPT’s own UK network. The engineering business will be energetically developed, and will continue to trade as Kingtech Systems. Michael Howell, chairman of FPT, said: ‘I am delighted that the Kingswood team has chosen to join FPT, and together we look forward to building a leading presence in the European hydraulic markets. This is the first step in our plan to build through acquisition a leading European motion products distribution business.

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