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HSBC present Global Connections Certificate to Firmac

Firmac was proud to reach the area final in the HSBC Global Connections competition. The competition which recognises excellence in British innovation and international trade is now in its third year.

The judging panel complimented the entry, "Firmac Limited submitted a highly commended application, impressing the judging panel with the high standard of their submission and clearly demonstrating their business ambition and forward thinking”.

North and Scotland regional finalists  Endura Ltd and Andrew James UK Ltd now progress through to an information exchange, networking with other successful business leaders. The judging panel then whittle the list down to the National Finalists and finally announcing the 2014 winners during the summer.

Firmac Cyclists raise £3075.00 for local charities

Firmac cyclists have completed a gruelling 200 mile bike ride with the Mayor of Scarborough and in doing so raised £3,075 for local charities St Catherine’s Hospice, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Martin House, Candlelighters and Ryedale Dog Rescue. 

Andy Smith, Director of Firmac Engineering Services, John Bennett a fabricator at Firmac along with Firmac representatives Symone I'Anson, Katherine Felgate and Ian Wilson accompanied the Mayor and Mayoress of Scarborough on their 200 mile bike tour “Ride the BoS – conquer the elements”. The road based route involved 14,000ft of climbing, 200 miles and 94 towns, villages and hamlets. 

Andy explains how Firmac and FES partners and suppliers supported the Firmac team, the largest single company team entrant in the tour. “We are fortunate to have some great suppliers who were keen to support the ride and our local charities. This is the first time that that the Firth Firmac Group has actively been involved with the Lord Mayor to promote both Scarborough and our company. This was a one off tour to coincide with the impending 'Tour de Yorkshire' and as we are a home grown local company we decided to keep the monies raised for Yorkshire charities.

“Although tough in places, Grosmont and Castleton in particular, it was an absolute pleasure to be part of the BoS ride. We should thank the organisers, in particular Wayne Elliot of EDS Bikes and Dave Evans, for putting on such a well thought out tour and of course Andrew and Sue Backhouse the outgoing Mayor and Mayoress for cordially inviting us along.

“We are all extremely grateful to our suppliers and sponsors Smith Brothers Stores, Strong Ventilation, Bicknell Controls, GAP Piped Services, A J Ventilation and Chainbridge Bridge Steel for sponsoring the team and helping to raise £3,075 for local charities”.

 

Firmac Ltd., a UK registered company, is a specialist manufacturer of automatic duct forming machinery and ancillary equipment, and is solely represented in the U.A.E., Middle East and India by Mr. SRK Sameer Kohli and his company Dusark International FZE.

We are no way connected to, or represented by, Firmac Industries LLC Dubai, or its management. 

Firmac Industries LLC, Dubai, operates as ductwork manufacturers. We at Firmac Ltd. would like to make it clear that we have no intention of being involved in the manufacture, supply or sale of ductwork, as we are exclusively machinery and equipment manufacturers.

We have spent many years developing and maintaining close working relationships with our valued customers and therefore would appreciate being informed of any confusion which exists between the Firmac Ltd. name and any other trading entity with a similar name. We would also appreciate being informed of any suggestion that we have any connection with Firmac Industries LLC and its management or indeed any other company using the Firmac name. We would at this point like to make it clear that we have not been made aware of any suggestions that Firmac Industries LLC, Dubai, represents, or is connected to, Firmac Ltd. in any way.

 

Leader Air Conditioning

Prominent HVAC firm, Leader Air Conditioning based in Taipei, Taiwan was welcomed at Firmac head office in May.

Sisters Yu Ling Huang and Keavy Huang from Leader were joined by Samy Nachmansohn, Chief Executive of Dresohn, leading  Swiss ductwork manufacturer. The sisters were on site in Scarborough to learn more about the latest machinery innovation being developed for the Swiss company.

Leader Air Conditioning bought their first Pro-Duct from Firmac in 2000. This machine has just undergone a major service and programme upgrade in preparation for increased output of square ductwork for the Taiwanese construction market. 

Controls Manager at Firmac, Gregg Firth who hosted the visit and led the upgrade project explains how the Leader’s purchase 14 years ago has proved a worthwhile investment. 

“The Pro-Duct is renowned for its productivity, reliability and continuous output of quality ductwork. With regular servicing and upgrades we would expect a machine of this calibre to work hard for Leader for at least another 14 years.  Firmac has always strived to provide top quality engineering for all our machinery, and as proof we have some machines which were bought back at the company’s inception in 1985 which are still working hard in the HVAC industries across the world.

"When you see ducts of this size, 600 x 3000,  being manufactured in one complete piece it just shows one of the many advantages the Firmac Pro-Duct can bring the end user. Four ducts of this size were made, using 1.2mm and CGF30 flange, complete with tie-rod punching.”

Big 5, DubaiFirmac will once again be exhibiting at the Big 5 International Building and Construction Show in Dubai, 17-20 November 2014.

Lewis Firth, Director at Firmac along with Middle East agent Sameer Kohli of Dusark International, will be promoting the full range of Firmac equipment including the STR-750, Automatic Duct Former (ADF), Mini-Line, Drive Cleat Duct Line, Pro-Duct DRS CGF1 and the CGF1 Flange Rollformer.

This popular show will be located in the International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre. 

Come and visit us in the UK Pavilion, Stand 43.

 

 

Firmac is celebrating five years at their purpose built factory at Elge House, Eastfield. The factory also houses FES and Firth Sheet Metal which was established almost 50 years ago. To coincide with the celebration, agents working on behalf of Firmac visited the Eastfield based factory for a two day training programme, 21-22 May 2014.

International visitors from Russia, Finland, Portugal, France and Germany spent two days learning more about the Firmac product range in particular several new which will be launched at International exhibition EuroBLECH in Hannover in October.  

Simon Morrell, General Manager explains why the company has invested in the training, “The past two days has given our agents the opportunity to learn about new innovation at Firmac first hand, whilst also providing a forum to share ideas with each other. Our agents are our international sales team and it is therefore essential they are equipped with the best support and information we can provide. Following the success of the days we intend to make this an annual event. We are particularly grateful to HSBC who allowed us to use their meeting facilities at Eastfield”.

Since its launch in 1985 Firmac has gone from strength to strength. It now commands a leading position in the international marketplace and is recognised as a forerunner in design and innovation. Combining the strengths of a professional internal design department with experienced electrical and mechanical engineering the company now exports 95% of its business to over 50 countries worldwide.

 

Agents at Firmac training May 2014

 

Finntec 2014

Firmac is currently showcasing at Finntec 2014 at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre. Guests of Fredko, the leading Finnish supplier of machinery and tooling for sheet metalwork, the two organisations will be working closely to provide and support Firmac machinery in Finland.

The exhibition is running from 6-8th May. 

 

Two Firmac employees will be taking part in a 200 miles bike ride, along with the Mayor of Scarborough.

Andy Smith, Director of Firmac Engineering Services and John Bennett a fabricator at Firmac will be accompanying the Mayor and Mayoress of Scarborough on their 200 mile bike ride “Ride the BoS – conquer the elements”.

Named ‘Ride The BoS - conquer the elements’ the initiative was inspired and developed by the Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Scarborough, councillors Andrew and Sue Backhouse.

A new cycle ride has been launched to encourage people to get fit whilst taking in all the sights the borough has to offer. The road base route involves 14,000ft of climbing, 200 miles and 94 towns, villages and hamlets.

The inaugural ‘Ride The BoS (which stands for Borough of Scarborough) – conquer the elements ‘will take place over four days from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 May and will involve the Mayor and Mayoress and a team of up to 40 riders from organisations based within the borough tackling steep moorland climbs and brake testing descents while enjoying the sights of picture postcard villages and vibrant seaside towns.

Mr Backhouse said: “This is a culmination of months of hard work by a small dedicated team to develop a route that will enable us to fulfil our ambition of visiting every community in the borough. 

While the diversity of our borough’s landscape is what makes it so wonderful, it also means that parts of the route are very challenging and we don’t mind admitting that we’ve had to step up our training regime.”

The Mayor and Mayoress are determined to leave a lasting legacy and plans are already underway for the ride to become an established route for future generations to enjoy, whether in the form of a two day sportive event for road cycling enthusiasts and professionals, or for individuals or families to cycle small parts of the route whenever they want.

The potential for a lasting legacy has already been formally recognised by the organisers of the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014 Legacy initiative, allowing the initiative’s branding to be used to support the ride.

Anyone interested in getting involved should be a regular cyclist with a good level of fitness, strength and endurance. To sign up, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.