Hydraulics & Pneumatics June 2023

NEWS 10 HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS June 2023 www.hpmag.co.uk A&S International appointed as a master distributor for Hosepatch A&S International has been appointed as a master distributor for the Australian company Hosepatch. The A & S team has been in the distribution business for 47 years and already sells a wide range of machinery lubrication and bioremediation solutions to multiple industries, with more than 50 distribution arrangements in over 40 countries. The strategic vision of Hosepatch is to expand its overseas distributor network & the new agreement with A&S is an important development in this strategy. Chris Turner, MD of Hosepatch commented: “We were made aware of the quality of the A&S distribution business and the reach that it has across the globe. Hosepatch is a proven temporary repair solution for hydraulic hose applications with significant worldwide sales potential. We are really looking forward to working with the A&S International team to grow the business as more of their distributors start to offer the Hosepatch brand to their loyal clients.” Angus Macdonald, one of the Directors at A&S, added: “Our new representation of the Hosepatch brand is an exciting opportunity for our company & our global network of distributors. It is a simple & effective temporary hydraulic hose repair solution for mobile operators in the field that will help them significantly save time & money. We believe that it will be an ideal fit for many of our distributors around the world as most have clients with mobile fleets.” A&S International is also looking to appoint a network of UK resellers from the hydraulics sector. Schaeffler completes acquisition of Ewellix The Schaeffler Group has completed the acquisition of Ewellix. This starts a new era for Ewellix being part of a large industrial group with a strong focus on industrial applications. Ewellix will be operated as an additional business that works closely with the Schaeffler Industrial team. “This will enable us to continue our agile way of working in the future”, says Daniel Westberg, CEO of Ewellix.? The two companies highlight how they complement each other: “This is particularly true in the high-growth areas of electromechanics, efficiency optimisation, automation, and robotics”, says Dr Stefan Spindler, CEO Schaeffler Industrial. Being one team means that Schaeffler and Ewellix will bring their expertise together and continue to develop as a company. Schaeffler will support the Ewellix team in executing the major growth plans, leveraging synergies in every step along the common journey. Daniel Westberg added: “We will continue to bring the best support and service level for our products that our customers have come to expect.” “Together, we will form a global leader in linear motion and electromechanical actuation”, concluded Ralf Moseberg, Head of Industrial Automation at Schaeffler. RIGHT: Daniel Westberg, CEO of Ewellix