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Big changes at Taunton Trade Counter

We were excited to hold a Grand Opening event at the Taunton Trade Counter last month. Tom Abell, the captain of the Somerset County Cricket team joined us to cut the ribbon to the sound of popping champagne. The Taunton Trade counter now stocks a variety of items...

New Faces: read more about the recent additions to our team

Ben Foskett What is your role? Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer What is your background? I studied for a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Liverpool, graduating in July this year. Before university I went to college at Richard Huish College in...

Restoring a submersible at Aerospace Bristol

Last year Rotec were approached by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust, the registered charity behind Aerospace Bristol – a new £19m museum on the historic Filton airfield. The museum tells the story of more than a century of aviation history, from the Boxkite to the...

Hose Doctor: minimizing downtime at local quarry

Rotec were pleased to be recently joined by two Hose Doctor operatives: Matt Bearpark and Phil O’Connor. Matt covers Somerset and Bristol areas, while Phil covers areas surrounding Cardiff, Gloucester and Bristol. Matt was recently called out to a local quarry, where...

NEW Mobile Hose Doctor van now in operation

Rotec are Introducing a New mobile ON-SITE hose repair/replacement service. The service has now been launched in Taunton and surrounding areas during the month of April 2017. The Hose Doctor van is a mobile workshop that carries a full range of Parker connectors and...

Extreme lifting: Using Rotec winching systems at 500 ft

At the beginning of 2016, we started to work with National Grid, contracted to support the company’s hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic needs alongside the primary project (bespoke winching systems for their fleet of vehicles), and we didn’t have to wait long for a...

Networking at Leonardo factory: in the shade of the AW159 Wildcat

Richard Lang, our Sales Director was recently invited to attend an event organised by WEAF (West Of England Aerospace Forum). It was a great networking opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new people from the industry, as well as see part of the Leonardo...

Rotec part of a groundbreaking vessel development: WaveAccess

In 2014, Rotec were invited to join Coastal Charters, a commercial maritime business based in West Cumbria, on the development of WaveAccess. The project originally came as a response to an emerging trend within the offshore wind industry to move the construction...

Engineering Talks 1.4: Bridgwater engineering student joins us for work experience

This week we had a welcome addition to our engineering team at Taunton in form of the lovely Harry Safe, a final year student at Bridgwater College, who joined us for work experience.   Name: Harry Safe Course: Level 3 Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering     How...

Paul Prouse foreword for BFPDA

Rotec's own Managing Director, Paul Prouse, was selected to hold a chairman position for the BFPDA (British Fluid Power Distributors Association) throughout 2016. In his 2017 foreword for the association's publication 'Yearbook & Members Directory', Paul talks about...

Rotec repair CGG Veritas’ seismic system in Colombia

CGG Veritas and Rotec Hydraulics have a long history of working together. CGG is a leader in cutting-edge geoscience. Their commitment to providing innovative and sustainable solutions has seen them crowned a leader in their field. The technology, services and...

Engineering Talks 1.3 : Interview with an aviation specialist

Name: Richard Quelch Qualifications: HNC in Mechanical and Structural Engineering Years of working experience: 34 years Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer Speciality: Aerospace Where are you from? Originally from Southampton, but moved into the West Country about...

Richard Quelch helps strengthen Rotec’s development team

Rotec are pleased to announce that Richard Quelch, an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer, joined the development team. Richard has over 34 years of design and management experience working predominantly in the aerospace industry. Starting as an apprentice trained...

Rotec help Western Power Distribution enter a new era

Western Power Distribution faced some tough decisions as their workhorse of choice, the iconic Land Rover Defender production was brought to a close. The company had to find an alternative vehicle suitable for the challenging working conditions and decided on the...

Rotec join the Mayflower Autonomous Ship project

“Creating history, not recreating it” were the words of Professor Martin Attrill, Director of the Marine Institute at Plymouth University. Certainly a cause worth striving for by the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) makers. At the end of October we were invited to...

University Degree or an Apprenticeship?

  The debate about university degrees versus apprenticeship is nothing new. The truth is there is no direct competition between university degrees and apprenticeships once they get past the application stage. It is like comparing red and white wine – neither is...

Signed SCCC bat giveaway

Rotec have recently become sponsors of Somerset’s Royal London One-Day Cup shirt. The company has been associated with the Somerset County Cricket club for a few years, but decided to increase their support for their favourite club this year. The privilege carries...

Engineering Talks 1.2 : Women in Engineering

Name: Claire Brown Qualifications: Fully qualified electrician (originally trained via a modern apprenticeship scheme in an industrial environment). Level 2 Hydraulics, working towards Level 3 atmo Years of working experience:  12 years overall, 7 years with Rotec Job...

Engineering Talks 1.1 : Interview with an Apprentice

Are you currently considering your options following A-Levels? You might find this article helpful: University Degree vs Apprenticeships: Pros & Cons   Name: Zac Huckle Job Title: Engineering Apprentice What does your typical day look like? I help out around the...

Rotec were happy to be associated with this years Brixham Trawler Race

Rotec were proud to be associated with this year’s Brixham Trawler race.  The race took place on 18th June 2016 in Brixham,the trawler race is the highlight in the ports year and celebrates its maritime excellence. Boats are dressed with bunting and battle it out with...
Rotec repair CGG Veritas’ seismic system in Colombia

Rotec repair CGG Veritas’ seismic system in Colombia

CGG Veritas and Rotec Hydraulics have a long history of working together. CGG is a leader in cutting-edge geoscience. Their commitment to providing innovative and sustainable solutions has seen them crowned a leader in their field. The technology, services and...

Engineering Talks 1.3 : Interview with an aviation specialist

Engineering Talks 1.3 : Interview with an aviation specialist

Name: Richard Quelch Qualifications: HNC in Mechanical and Structural Engineering Years of working experience: 34 years Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer Speciality: Aerospace Where are you from? Originally from Southampton, but moved into the West Country about...

Richard Quelch helps strengthen Rotec’s development team

Richard Quelch helps strengthen Rotec’s development team

Rotec are pleased to announce that Richard Quelch, an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer, joined the development team. Richard has over 34 years of design and management experience working predominantly in the aerospace industry. Starting as an apprentice trained...

Rotec help Western Power Distribution enter a new era

Rotec help Western Power Distribution enter a new era

Western Power Distribution faced some tough decisions as their workhorse of choice, the iconic Land Rover Defender production was brought to a close. The company had to find an alternative vehicle suitable for the challenging working conditions and decided on the...

Rotec join the Mayflower Autonomous Ship project

Rotec join the Mayflower Autonomous Ship project

“Creating history, not recreating it” were the words of Professor Martin Attrill, Director of the Marine Institute at Plymouth University. Certainly a cause worth striving for by the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) makers. At the end of October we were invited to...

University Degree or an Apprenticeship?

University Degree or an Apprenticeship?

  The debate about university degrees versus apprenticeship is nothing new. The truth is there is no direct competition between university degrees and apprenticeships once they get past the application stage. It is like comparing red and white wine – neither is...

Signed SCCC bat giveaway

Signed SCCC bat giveaway

Rotec have recently become sponsors of Somerset’s Royal London One-Day Cup shirt. The company has been associated with the Somerset County Cricket club for a few years, but decided to increase their support for their favourite club this year. The privilege carries...

Engineering Talks 1.2 : Women in Engineering

Engineering Talks 1.2 : Women in Engineering

Name: Claire Brown Qualifications: Fully qualified electrician (originally trained via a modern apprenticeship scheme in an industrial environment). Level 2 Hydraulics, working towards Level 3 atmo Years of working experience:  12 years overall, 7 years with Rotec Job...

Engineering Talks 1.1 : Interview with an Apprentice

Engineering Talks 1.1 : Interview with an Apprentice

Are you currently considering your options following A-Levels? You might find this article helpful: University Degree vs Apprenticeships: Pros & Cons   Name: Zac Huckle Job Title: Engineering Apprentice What does your typical day look like? I help out around the...

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