Thursday, August 29, 2013

News: Expansion for Neilson Hydraulics

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Rotherham-based Neilson Hydraulics & Engineering is expanding its business with the acquisition of a new unit and the appointment of two new apprentices.

Neilson is a sales partner of Sauer-Danfoss; one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of mobile hydraulics and electrohydraulics and Bosch Rexroth Industrial Hydraulics; one of the world's leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies.

Established in 1977, it supplies the construction, engineering, farming, materials handling, marine, plastics, recycling and steel industry. The firm also designs and manufactures hydraulic systems and cylinders at its factory in Catcliffe.

The company has recently expanded its premises by acquiring an additional 3,000 sq ft unit, which features a new hydraulics and electronics assembly area, test rig, clean area, hydraulic and electrical service department.

Following the expansion, the company has recruited two new apprentices, Josh Rhodes and Josh Doe, aged eighteen and nineteen respectively, who will be trained in mechanical and electrical hydraulics. The apprentices undertake practical training in the workshop under the supervision of the Works Manager and the company has enrolled the Apprentices on a Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering course at Rotherham College of Arts & Technology (RCAT).

Norman Opie, director at Neilson Hydraulics, said: "As we expand the business, it is important that we have young apprentices coming through who are eager to learn and develop their careers in the hydraulics and engineering industry. Youth unemployment is very high at present, as a local business we wanted to provide employment for two new apprentices who really want to learn the trade."

RCAT has recently launched a new HNC General Engineering course at its town centre campus which is currently undergoing a major facelift and will be transformed in to a brand new Engineering Centre of Excellence.

Neilson Hydraulics website
RCAT website

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