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Yuken Europe to support Bombardier Aerospace in Northern Ireland

11 February 2014

Manufacturing firm Yuken Europe has secured work supporting Bombardier Aerospace at one of its facilities in Northern Ireland.

The Liverpool-based company designs and manufactures a broad range of high quality, durable hydraulic equipment including pumps and valves.

Its hydraulic technology is used across many different sectors and applications, playing a crucial role in the manufacturing process helping to generate, control and transmit power.

Yuken's general manager Mannie Saunders said the Japanese-owned company has been subcontracted by a direct supplier to Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast, to support the upgrade of an industrial press at the aerospace company's fabrications factory in Newtownards, in Northern Ireland.

Mr Saunders said Yuken will deliver a full refurbishment programme on the press, taking out and replacing drives and pumps.

"This is our latest project working with Bombardier Belfast, having carried out similar work on a 2,000-tonne press at their operations last year," Mr Saunders said. “We are upgrading Bombardier's press with our products which will help to drive greater efficiency and performance.

"This includes our energy saving servo drive which can save up to 70 per cent of the energy used by comparable products. It can essentially generate greater force, or torque, with slower RMP (Revolutions Per Minute). We believe this product, which was pioneered by our Japanese parent company and further developed in Speke, is set to revolutionise the hydraulics industry due to its green credentials."

Mr Saunders said the project demonstrated the value of Yuken's hydraulic products.

He added: "The energy saving servo drive operates in tandem with the power requirement of the press. It is an intelligent tool which ensures power is not needlessly wasted while the press is not being used. We have already started on computer aided design work for the project with the aim of installing equipment early this year."

For more information, please contact:

Yuken (Europe) Ltd
51 Spindus Road
Speke Hall Industrial Estate
United Kingdom
L24 1YA
Tel:  +44 (0)151 486 4696
Fax:  +44 (0)151 486 3537
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