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.


We are looking for a candidate with roll tooling expertise. You will be responsible for the designing and commissioning of roll form tooling for cold rolled sections to customer specifications and assist in supporting customers with roll tooling matters. The role is based in Scarborough but international travel is part of this role and you will be expected to provide service support in the field to our roll tooling equipment customers. 

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Climate World 2014

Russian agents SVR once again took part in Climate World, the international exhibition specialising in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC). Showcasing the STR-750, sheet metal Square to Round Duct Former and sheet metal duct forming Mini-line from Firmac, this is the 10th time that SVR has exhibited at the show which was held in the Central Exhibition Complex Expocentre in Moscow.

Project Qatar 2014

Firmac will be returning to Qatar to take part in this highly successful international construction exhibition.  The event will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

The Firmac team will be showcasing the widely acclaimed ADF, Automatic Duct Former, the compact and highly efficient Mini-Line and the popular Nu-Loc Duct Seamer. Firmac, supported by Middle East agent Dusark International will have experts available on the stand to take enquiries and provide information on duct work machinery, duct manufacturing factory set ups and expansion projects.

Alongside Firmac, CMS3 will also be showcasing the latest Plasma Machinery.

Firmac has announced that they will be exhibiting at EuroBLECH 2014, the International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, in Hanover, Germany.

This is the 12th time that Firmac has taken part in the event which claims to be the largest sheet metal technology exhibition in Europe.  Firmac will be exhibiting alongside their Russian agents, SVR Ltd, HVAC machine building company.

Firmac will be in Hall 12, Stand D64.


EuroBLECH 2014


BK Gulf’s Modular Systems choose Firmac Complete Ductwork Factory

BK Gulf LLC has a complete duct factory from Firmac Ltd., which includes; Drive Cleat Duct Line, two Mini-Lines, Pittsburgh Roll Former, S & C Cleat Roll Former, Auto Flange Machine, Powered Guillotine, Hydraulic Folding Machine, Power Swaging Machine and Cleat Benders.


Tyma Diffusion at BATIMAT 2013, 4-8 November

French agent Tyma Diffusion will be exhibiting at BATIMAT, Paris Nord Villepinte. The event claims to be the International Innovation Event for Construction and expects visitor numbers to exceed the 2011 figure of 351,748. Tyma Diffusion will be in Hall 5A stand M19.

Scarborough Engineering Week

Scarborough Engineering Week 14-16 October 2013

The fourth Scarborough Engineering Week (14-16 October 2013) has been hailed as a success by businesses, schools and school children.