NEWS VHS Hydraulic Components Ltd, producer power packs, hydraulic cylinders and supplier of a wide range of hydraulic components, has become a new Bosch Rexroth Certified Excellence Partner. The Bosch Rexroth Certified Excellence is an international Partner Management Program for the Sales Partners of Bosch Rexroth. The Certified Excellence Program is a global sales partner qualification program to offer high quality services and values to Rexroth customers. VHS Hydraulic Components successfully completed all stages of the certification process and will now specialise as a Mobile Hydraulics Solution Partner for Bosch Rexroth in the UK. Fruitful collaboration Rob Turner, managing director of VHS Hydraulic Components, comments: “VHS has grown in size over the past few years in the marketplace, and this is mainly down to the collaboration with Bosch Rexroth. Gaining the Certified Excellence certificate has concreted our relationship with the brand and makes us even more focused to maintain the results Bosch Rexroth require to gain this accolade. This is a very proud moment in our working history.” Andrew Minturn, partner manager of Bosch Rexroth Ltd, says: “VHS and Bosch Rexroth Ltd have grown together over the last few years culminating with the new Partner Certification that VHS has now achieved. This shows both our businesses intent to collaborate further and drive sales to the successful heights we know we are capable of. Over the next few years, we look forward to working closely with VHS to cement an already excellent working relationship.” VHS Hydraulic Components supply hydraulic components and solutions to companies in the agriculture, construction, engineering, farming, materials handling, marine, plastics, recycling and steel industry. The company also designs and manufactures hydraulic power packs and cylinders at its factory in Sheffield. VHS Hydraulic Components becomes new Bosch Rexroth Certified Excellence Partner 12 HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS October 2021 www.hpmag.co.uk Bürkert, the manufacturer of control and measuring systems for fluids and gases, has entered into a new partnership with Flocon, a distributor of high-quality industrial valves, pipes and fittings located in South Wales. The collaboration will provide Flocon customers in South and West Wales with seamless access to Bürkert products and technical support. A family business established 31 years ago, Flocon has grown to be a national distributor, offering its customers a wide range of products and expert technical support from a large facility in Pontypridd. The business is equally adept at providing singular replacement valves or supporting large scale projects. With a particularly strong presence in South and West Wales, the business is now offering customers access to the full Bürkert product range. Easy access Jon Roberts, Bürkert account manager for the South West of England and South Wales region, comments: “We are delighted to announce this new distribution and technical partnership with Flocon. A widely recognised business, Flocon is now the main distributor for our products in South and West Wales. Our new joint working approach will ensure that Flocon customers can benefit from easy access to first- class products and technical support – ideal for supporting large projects.” Craig Philips, director at Flocon, adds: “As an independent company, we are very excited to be in partnership with a global brand like Bürkert. We work in many of the market sectors that are relevant to the Bürkert product range, such as food & beverage, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. This new agreement formalises a collaboration which our customers have been benefiting from for a while now. The entire Bürkert product range is available via Flocon, backed by combined technical support, ensuring that our customers can benefit from a comprehensive service.” Customers will be able to access Bürkert products at the trade counter, via email, over the phone or in the near future, via a new online shop. As well as delivery of products, a localised network of Flocon and Bürkert technical experts will be available to support customers in the region, ensuring a knowledgeable service for projects across multiple sectors and applications. Both businesses will also be offering local training sessions to the wider industry, exploring the technical aspects and benefits of Bürkert products. Bürkert and Flocon announce new distribution agreement