July 2014

Leeds Met awards businessman Mark Ridgway OBE an honorary degree

By | July 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Respected businessman, Mark Ridgway OBE, DL has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Leeds Metropolitan University. As Managing Director at the helm of the Wakefield-based organisation Group Rhodes, Mark oversees the group's seven engineering companies serving the aerospace, metal forming, precision engineering, advanced automation, environmental, heavy ceramics and oil and gas markets. Speaking about receiving the award Mark said: "It really is a great honour to receive this award today, the importance of this University in developing the skills we need in our region is essential. "The advice [...]


By | July 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Roemheld will be exhibiting its innovative M-TECS magnetic clamping systems on Stand J4.  These are designed to offer flexibility and fast changeovers for the rubber, thermoplastics and plastic processing industries. Visitors to the Roemheld stand can see the M-TECS 210 magnetic clamping system, which can operate at temperatures of up 210oC, and the M-TECS 130 system, which can operate at up to 100 oC.  Roemheld M-TECS is extremely safe as it is based on a permanent magnet solution and requires no external power to remain clamped.  The unique long pole [...]

Atkin Automation joins Group Rhodes

By | July 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Group Rhodes has announced the asset purchase of Akin Automation Limited, and promised customers the continuous supply of complete turnkey solutions. The two Companies have enjoyed a successful history, with Atkin Automation focussing its business on the manufacture of automated material handling equipment for Rhodes presses. Recent projects include an award winning automated processing line supplied to Hindalco (India), which measures an impressive 54 metres in length, and incorporates coil handling equipment capable of handling up to 10 tonne coils and a 250 tonne double sided mechanical press with programmable [...]