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Looking back on 2015: Part two

As we approach the end of another busy year here at Gibbons Engineering Group, we thought we’d take a look back over the last 12 months. We’ve already taken a closer look at the first six months, so here’s the second part of our best bits from 2015.

July saw us take delivery of our largest-ever variable speed drive for a project north of the border. Designed to control the speed of huge kiln fans for drying malted barley, the 1,120 kW, 3.5 tonne drive was prepared at our workshop before travelling north of the border to the Bairds Malt plant in Inverness where it was successfully installed and commissioned.

In August, we launched our HydroPro Orange range of quiet-running swimming pool pumps. Designed for medium and commercial-sized swimming pools, the energy-efficient pumps are our first to be offered with a personalisation option. Customers can add their own logo or branding to the HydroPro Orange, making it the swimming pool pump of choice for retailers and domestic clients alike.

A Gibbons team hit the greens at Welwyn’s Brocket Hall Golf Club in September to help Interserve raise money for a UK children’s charity. Together for Short Lives supports British children who are not expected to reach adulthood, ensuring they receive the best possible care while offering support to their families. Gibbons, represented by four Rory McIlroy wannabes, sponsored a golf hole at the event.

October saw engineering apprentice Harry Hughes make the local press after completing his first full electric motor rewind. Having attained his qualifications from Colchester Institute, Harry, 18, had been learning from the experienced rewinds and repairs team since June and his impressive progress meant he was soon confident enough to carry out his first rewind. Harry Hughes make the local press after completing his first full electric motor rewind.

The prestigious Armourers Hall in central London was the setting for the annual general meeting of the Maltsters’ Association of Great Britain (MAGB) in November, where Gibbons was proudly represented. We have a long history of serving the malting industry, having provided supply, installation, service and repair of electric motors, variable-speed drives and transmission equipment for some of Britain’s leading producers over many years.

Hello and goodbye

This year saw us welcome several new members to the Gibbons team, beginning in spring as Colin Hardman and Michael Power were hired as part of the newly-created Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions division. Harry Hughes, as mentioned above, joined the rewinds team during June while in November we recruited Carl Green to the sales department as our product range continued to grow.

Having wished Eileen Lewis a happy retirement in January, this month we said farewell to another long-time member of staff as Sales Manager Paul Scott left for pastures new after nine years with the company.

As you can see, it’s been quite a year, and the Gibbons team are already working hard to ensure 2016 is our best yet. So make sure you keep an eye on our blog for all the latest goings-on at Gibbons!

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions

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