2018 has seen a number of investments across the board for Inductelec, but the biggest by far is the relocation to purpose build premises in Chesterfield. After 50 years in the heart of Sheffield we have moved to a brand new facility offering the latest in state of the art technology. Over the last two months we undertook the relocation phase ensuring that all customer projects and contracts were maintained as planned. The team at Inductelec is looking forward to the coming years co-located with our sister company Altek who operate from the same location in a separate facility. Together we envisage a stronger partnership servicing our combined customer base.
Inductelec Limited is acknowledged as a technologically advanced, world class leader in Induction Heating Applications, Induction Hardening, Induction Forging Technology, Induction Heating Systems and Induction Machinery. Our wide range of Induction Heating Products and Services cover many applications including Induction Bending, Induction Shrink Fitting, Induction Annealing. Induction heating systems have been used for Induction Hardening, Induction Annealing, Induction Forging, Induction Brazing & Soldering.
Harsco Corporation have completed the acquisition of Inductelec (part of the ALTEK Group), a UK - based manufacturer of market leading products that enable aluminum producers and recyclers to manage and efficiently extract value from critical waste streams, reduce waste generation, and improve operating productivity. Harsco acquired Inductelec & its parent ALTEK, on a debt and cash free basis, for a purchase price of £45 million (approximately $60 million), plus an additional future contingent consideration subject to the future financial performance of Inductelec & ALTEK.
The cost-efficient recovery of metal and other valuable materials and environmentally safe solutions for residual waste materials are increasingly important to the aluminum industry. Inductelec and ALTEK’s products and technologies address these and other operating challenges. Its products include aluminum dross and scrap processing systems and its latest innovation, AluSalt, offers customers a breakthrough technology that converts salt slag waste into valuable products, addressing one of the largest environmental concerns within the aluminum market.
Inductelec will be exhibiting at the Made In Midlands event on 21st June 2018 9am - 4pm at the RICOH Arena in Coventry. The Made in the Midlands Manufacturing exhibition is back and is the Midlands' biggest expo for engineering & manufacturing. The 9th annual exhibition will be the BIGGEST EVER, after it trebled floor space on last year. This is your opportunity to join over 2,500 decision makers from the Midlands Engineering & Manufacturing supply chain, OEM purchasing teams and 300+ exhibiting Made in the Midlands members.
This biggest ever expo will feature some of the biggest names from the Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Defence, Medical and more sectors, including, Jaguar Land Rover, ZF, Lander Automotive, DURA Automotive, Ricoh PLC, Mahle Powertrain, Sertec, Gestamp, Autins Group, Dennis Eagle, Cab Automotive and hundreds of others. The event is FREE to attend for Made in the Midlands members, Manufacturing and Engineering businesses and companies with a vested interest in manufacturing including: buyers, purchasers, procurement teams, official partners and sponsors. For visitors, the Made in the Midlands exhibition is your chance to visit the best of the Midlands movers and makers in one day and network with key decision makers from across Midlands industry.
Inductelec are pleased to announce that we will be relocating to purpose build brand new premises to support our world class manufacturing objectives. The new facility is under construction at Lakeside House, Burley Close, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. We are looking forward to the relocation after being in Sheffield for many years. The new facility is purpose built for Induction Heating systems to be designed, manufactured and commissioned using the latest production technologies.
The relocation is expected to take place in June 2018 and we have plans in place to ensure that all existing projects and contracts remain on course and are delivered in our normal efficient manner. We would like to thank all of our staff who have been tremendous in the lead up to the relocation and we are looking forward to being located in the new building. More information on the relocation will be provided in the coming months.
This year in April, Inductelec is celebrating its 50th anniversary. What does it take for a company to reach 50 years? Over the last five decades our dedication has helped us give our customers the very best Induction Heating machines possible, from design and installation to aftercare and support.
The incredible progress in technology over this period has inspired us to constantly seek new and creative solutions and innovations to keep ahead, shape and lead development. We have been able to help and assist our customers reach an even higher level of consistency and quality using our Induction Heating systems.
If you are an Inductelec customer today or have been over the years we would like to thank you. Without you, without your trust and knowledge, we would never have been able to be a global leader within the Induction Heating sector for as long as we have. What a great journey this has been and we can’t wait to see what comes next in future years. Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary and keep an eye out for our events during 2018.
Dinnington Town Juniors Under 13’s team are proudly sponsored by Inductelec. They play in the Sheffield & District B Division and are currently mid table in the league after playing 11 matches so far this season winning four and drawing two.
The season has seen some interesting results including a 6-0 victory for the lads in February which was away from home and a 5-1 victory a few months earlier. The leagues table is taking shape and we wish all members of the team a great run in towards the end of the season.
Inductelec has recently joined the “Made In The Midlands” initiative to promote our company across the region and engineering companies located across the central UK area. The initiative “Made in the Midlands” helps raise our profile to a wider audience allowing us to engage with other members and actively grow our network creating partnership opportunities. We are also enhancing our public profile and public support of the manufacturing community. By joining Made in the Midlands we are enhancing our reputation as one that shares the same ethos of other members and those that want to see the long term prosperity of manufacturing in the Midlands.
Made in the Midlands is getting young people excited about choosing a career in industry as their first choice. More and better people in your business helps you plan for a sustainable future, succession and survival. Made in the Midlands as a business network representing around 250 SME's in manufacturing in the Midlands was founded in 2002 after John Hayward, MD of a local manufacturing firm passed the concept and domain to a local entrepreneur to run with. The organisation's offices are currently based in Wolverhampton in the Black Country, England.
We have recently updated all of our marketing downloads and data sheets to cover the complete range of Inductelec’s products and services. We have twelve downloads in total that are ready for you to access and find out more about our range of Induction Heating systems and their applications.
The twelve downloads cover our complete range including the following systems; Accu Scan Shaft Hardening, D-Type MF Induction Heater, Edge Hardening Systems, Finite Element Analysis, Forging & Bending Systems, H-Type MF Induction Heater, Inductor Flex, Shrink Fitting Systems, Single Shot Hardening Systems, Small Induction Melting Systems, Soldering & Brazing Systems and Ultratec RF Induction Heaters.
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone involved with our company including customers, staff, suppliers and partners for your support during the year. We are looking forward to 2018 and working with all of you again next year. Season’s greetings from all of us and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We have had an excellent year and are pleased to be moving into the next year with a strong order book. We have significant expansion plans and projects planned for 2018 and more news will be made available in this area over the first months of the year.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Buchanan as a trainee Electrical Engineer who joins us following the successful completion of an advanced apprenticeship in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He is proving to be a reliable and proficient member of our team, and has now enrolled on an HNC in Electrical Engineering. Michael has already become an integral part of our business and we hope he will continue to flourish.
His previous job was at Arrow Technical Services where he was an Electronic Manufacturing Engineer for 14 months. He has 2 A-Levels in Maths and Physics and completed his IPC Training and gained a Level 2 in Electronics and Engineering. Michael also started working at Inductelec earlier in the year and is currently studying Electrical Engineering at the Sheffield AMRC location. We welcome Michael as part of the team and look forward to working with him over the coming years.
Inductelec will be exhibiting at Heat Treat 2017 in Columbus Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Centre on October 24-26, 2017. Our Booth number is 2534. Heat Treat 2017, the biennial show from the ASM Heat Treating Society, is considered the premier, can't-miss event for heat treating professionals in North America. This year's conference and expo will feature an exciting mix of new technology, exhibits, technical programming and networking events geared toward the heat treating industry.
Conference highlights include three days of face-to-face networking opportunities with approximately 200 heat treat exhibitors/companies. All of the top companies and big names in the heat treating industry will be represented!
Continued co-location with Gear Expo 2017, providing HT attendees with access to an additional network of 4,000 attendees and 250 exhibiting companies. Joint initiatives with Gear Expo 2017 include keynotes on the expo show floor, educational programming, networking events and much more!
Inductelec would like to welcome two staff members to the team deployed in our UK Induction Heating machine production facility. We are looking forward to working with Piotr Kadziela and Anna Matusz at Inductelecover the coming years.
Piotr Kadziela is an Electrical Assembly Fitter/Panel Wireman originally from Poland moving to the UK in November 2004. He started at Inductelec during the year. Piotr is enjoying the varied nature of the work and the challenges it presents.
Anna Matusz is a CNC Router Operator originally from Leszno in Poland having moved to the UK in 2010. Anna was a Machine Operator at various places before starting at Inductelec including Hickmann & Love who are a specialist manufacturer and supplier of a range of steel reinforcement products for the concrete industry.
Jamie Pennington recently joined Inductelec as a Graduate Trainee. His area of academic expertise is in complex heat treatment of stainless steel. He brings to Inductelec a huge amount of expertise in general heat treatment, hardening and tempering. He also brings to us general metallurgical knowledge which complements our extensive experience of induction heating and related applications. After studying Physical Sciences with the Open University Jamie joined the University of Sheffield in 2012 to undertake his MSc (Eng) in Environmental and Energy Engineering in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department.
Jamie stated “My MSc (Eng) research project focused on the development of composite carbon electrodes in electrochemical supercapacitors for energy storage applications. During the course of this research I became extremely interested in the materials science underpinning the production of large micro-scale surface areas on activated carbon particles to increase energy and power density. After graduating in 2013 and receiving the departmental prize for Best Masters Research Project I joined the Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in the Materials Science and Engineering Department to broaden my understanding and appreciation of the fundamental and enabling role materials science plays in engineering applications and technological development.”
As part of the investment plan for 2017 we are pleased to announce that we have invested in three CNC Machines at our modern facility in Sheffield. This capital investment project allows for direct control over mechanical component lead times for our systems and very high degrees of flexibility in our manufacture so our customers avoid having to pay such high costs. We are impressed with the technology and capabilities of the CNC machines and can already see the benefits across many areas of our production process.
The purchase of the CNC Routing equipment has also led to the securing of our supply lines on projects whereby we now have capabilities and capacity in house. The increase in capacity also allows for a scaling up of production when required or a shortening of lead times. Cost control has improved significantly with savings identified within this part of our project process. Quality control is also enhanced with a shorter inspection process. We also have the ability for rapid prototyping for agile manufacturing and more complex component manufacture. The total capital investment was in excess of £40,000.
Inductelec is now part of the Altek Europe Group after a successful merger has recently been completed. The union of both companies provides a powerful platform to operate on a global basis in the Induction Heating market sector. The merger sees Inductelec expand significantly in resources and capabilities with three modern manufacturing facilities around the world with in excess of 100 staff members.
ALTEK is a technology-based company with specialist expertise and experience in the design, manufacture and installation of aluminium dross and scrap processing systems. Their engineers have, between them, over 200 years of international experience in developing and refining solutions to dross and scrap recycling and induction heating. Combined with Inductelec we are a unique skill resource for our worldwide customers.
Inductelec is pleased to announce the completion of a major software application investment for our business processes. Over the last 12 months we have invested in excess of £125,000 and substantial resources into the project over the same time period. We are now up and running with the new software which is 100% integrated into our business processes and business systems. All of our staff have successfully completed their training with super users in place as process champions. We continue to offer expert modelled coupled electromagnetic and fluid dynamic systems using the full ANSYS suite. This solves very complex induction heating problems and also assists with ongoing product development particularly in the area of reliability and efficiency.
Ansys takes simulation-driven product development and engineering simulation to another level. The unequalled depth and breadth of this software coupled with its unmatched engineered scalability, comprehensive multiphysics foundation and adaptive architecture sets it apart from other CAE (Computer-aided engineering) tools. These ANSYS advantages add value to the engineering design process by delivering efficiency, driving innovation and reducing physical constraints, enabling simulated tests that might not be possible otherwise.
Inductelec welcomes new Business Development Manager Paul Evans. He is looking forward to the role and knows the induction heating industry very well with many years in the sector. Paul states “I have been known as "the hunter", as I favour a pro-active approach to making sales. For me, it’s about working hard and making opportunities happen. In a world of digital communication, websites and automation it is easy to forget that decisions are still made by real people. That's why I really like to talk with customers, bridge that gap, and get to the heart of what they really need to help them achieve. Inductelec offer in-house solutions for all things induction, I just have to find those customers who will benefit from everything we have to offer.”
New business development and customer relationship management for the Inductelec range of products and services, liaising with clients to determine business requirements to develop bespoke heating without the flame solutions, including Induction heating equipment for brazing, hardening, shrink fitting, pre-PWHT Coil Design, Manufacture and Refurbishment, Panel Wiring and Batch Work Machining. Paul is a seasoned, committed professional business development manager with a proven track record in numerous industries. Specialities include cold calling, tele sales and managing existing accounts, being comfortable and confident presenting, negotiating and selling at all levels.