Thursday, July 21, 2016

News: Distributor deal for Ashton Seals

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Ashton Seals Ltd, based in Rotherham, has been appointed as a distributor for Parker Prädifa, a global leader in the field of designing, developing and manufacturing sealing systems.

Part of the Ashton Group and with a site at Cortonwood, Ashton Seals is a leading supplier of O-Rings, bonded seals and associated sealing products.

Parker Prädifa, develops and manufactures components made from polymer materials used in the automotive engineering, chemical processing, oil and gas, and aerospace industries.

The parties believe that the agreement will provide Ashton Seals' customers with access to the full range of products and technical support network of Parker Prädifa.

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Zoë Fearnley, managing director of Ashton Seals, said: "As a leading supplier of sealing and engineering solutions we are thrilled to enhance our existing product portfolio with the support of Parker Prädifa."

Andy Hine, regional sales manager for North Europe at Parker Prädifa, added: "Parker Prädifa are excited to announce this partnership with Ashton Seals, an agreement that will enable us to expand our reach into additional markets."

Thomas A Ashton Ltd, trading as the Ashton Group, celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. It began life in 1866 as Thomas A. Ashton trundled his handcart through the cobbled streets of Sheffield and district delivering wares, mainly paraffin.

The company grew as it supplied the booming industrial sector from its Norfolk Street premises and it became a household name. By 1966 Ashtons was one of the largest stockists of hydraulic seals in the country, carrying millions of seals in many ranges.

In 1999 Ashton Seals relocated from Sheffield to a modern purpose-built site at Cortonwood Business Park in the Dearne Valley where three subsidiaries of the group now employ around 80 staff.

Ashton Seals website

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