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Fake CE logos – is your PPE is correctly CE certified? How do you know?

The British safety industry federation has reported an area of risk around fake CE logos; Chinese Export logos masquerading as ‘conformite europeene’. 

What is CE certification?

To be sold in the European Union, a product must have a CE mark. The CE mark indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA). CE marking applies to all products, ranging from electrical equipment to toys and from civil explosives to medical devices. If a product has the CE mark it does not mean that the product was made in the EEA, but states that the product is assessed before being placed on the market. 

European standards are in place for a wide range of PPE from protective clothing against chemicals, heat and flames, to head protective helmets, eye protection, gloves and safety footwear. Many regions outside of the EU are increasingly turning towards the CE mark to show that the product is up to standard and has been tested comprehensively.

 

If your product is certified it means;

 

The product meets minimum performance specifications defined in legally recognised standards applied throughout Europe.

A product has been subjected to a series of tests on physical characteristics and finished product performance according to application or protective tape

 

How do we know if the product is correctly CE certified or not?

All CE certified products should feature a label with everything you need

The info shown on the label should be very specific, this is a legal requirement. Each product type, whether it be protective gloves, glasses or boots has its own specific labelling or marking requirements.

 

 

Fake CE Logos

Sometimes, alongside the CE mark can be seen a code which represents the ID number of the respective Notified body needed for conducting the product’s certification.

The CE “Chinese export” mark can be seen on some, not all, products produced in and exported from China. The mark is with a similar design, and if you don’t know how to distinguish it from the real CE mark, it can look identical to you. As a result, y

ou can think that your product is CE marked and safe to use. The “Chinese export” mark is not an official European mark and is considered as fake. Many factories in China apply that mark on their products and afterwards, put them on the market. Such products haven’t had any risk assessment, safety evaluation, or testing. They haven’t been certified against the relevant CE standards, and their placing on the EU market is seen as an illegal act. As overall, products bearing the CE “China Export” mark vary in quality from being acceptable to completely dangerous in their design. A good example of products on which you can very often see this mark is the power supplies.

 

New legislation came about in 2016 evolving from a loose directive, outlining that responsibility lies with all ECONOMIC OPERATORS to comply with PPE supply chain standards.  The new terminology ‘ALL ECONOMIC OPERATORS’ now places responsibility for compliance throughout the entire supply chain manufacturer, wholesaler to distributor. To keep you compliant and your business away from risk, BSIF membership will provide spot checks of products and on site checks. Read more here

 

To read the Lakeland article click the following link – Lakeland CE Certification

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FEIN ... Majority Of Metalworkers Keen To Innovate With New Tech

Research recently commissioned by leading power tools manufacturer, FEIN, has revealed more than two-thirds of metalworkers would like to advance their current ways of working by introducing new technology into their role, improving the overall productivity of the sector. While 37% admit their company isn’t doing anything to plan for a successful future.

The data also uncovered 29% believe new technology would improve the efficiency of the industry, with more streamlined processes likely to inform the decision-making process of new business for years to come. While 60% believe it’s important their company is investing significant amounts into digitalisation and half say it’s imperative their company has software-enabled intelligent machines rather than stand-alone hardware.

“Technology and innovation have been causing a buzz across the production sector for several years now. Traditionally slow to adapt compared to other industries, there has been a great period of change emerging in the metalworking industry when it comes to innovation and transformation recently,” comments Andy Mills, managing director, FEIN UK. “However, it’s clear there still needs to be strong investment in this area, with one-in-six stating there isn’t enough focus on the introduction of technology in their business.”

On evolving and adapting to change, the research found that:

  • 79% say it’s important to adapt to the latest technology quickly with the talent and projects which can come off the back of these adaptions, signalling it’s not just investment in new technology that needs focus from the metalworking sector
  • 64% claim they want the specialists who supply machines or tools to provide ongoing training and support into how to effectively use any new solution which is brought into the business
  • 65% would like better training to improve their company’s overall efficiency
  • 63% admit they don’t know what their company is doing to plan for a successful future

The research further outlined that over half of those surveyed believe companies in the metalworking sector had to be seen to be moving quickly, adapting to change and transformation, in order to gain the advantage over their competitors.

“It’s clear digital methods and technology will play a pivotal role in futureproofing the metalworking sector and will be integral if the UK is to remain a global industry leader in the space. Those who are embracing new technology will have the upper-hand when it comes to recruiting the best talent and securing the best work.

“There does however need to be increased awareness that integrating any new technology needs to be accompanied by significant training before they can be properly adopted. Without this, the level of time and budget wasted without proper insight into the way it works will heavily impact the return on investment. For this very reason, we recently adapted our global strategy to provide more hands on training for our tools, ensuring end users are utilising them as effectively as possible,” concludes Andy.

To find out more and to download the full ‘future of the metalworking sector’ report, visit https://www.fein.com/en_uk/knowledge/metalworking-sector-report/.

Dated: August 2021

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FEIN's Research Suggests Half Of Metalworkers’ Tools Aren’t Fit For Purpose

52% of metalworkers have admitted they believe the tools they’re using aren’t ‘fit for purpose,’ according to research recently commissioned by power tools and accessories manufacturer, FEIN.

FEIN’s ethos is very much rooted in providing solutions for end users. The foundation of each and every one of its power tools has been manufactured with efficiency and reliability firmly front of mind, to help resolve the everyday problems those in the metalworking sector face. For this very reason, the manufacturer commissioned the research to really delve into the issues the industry is facing, while gaining insight into the pain points of end users.

The research also uncovered that 72% believe if they had access to better tools, the time it takes to complete a job would be reduced significantly – meaning increased efficiency and, in turn, more profits for businesses operating in the sector.

Furthermore, on average, 32% are having to change their tools every one-two years, with as many as 20% having to renew their tools every four-six months. With 11,100 companies operating in the sector, this could be resulting in a significant level of unnecessary spend across the industry annually.

“At FEIN, we’re committed to supporting those across the metalworking sector who are struggling to find tools that effectively work for the job in hand,” comments Andy Mills, managing director, FEIN UK. “Since launching over 150 years ago, our primary goal has been to listen to those working across the industry and to provide them with a solution to the everyday problems they’re facing, by ensuring they have access to reliable tools that help complete jobs with the utmost efficiency.”

On the complexity of the tools being used across the metalworking industry, 35% say the tools they’re usually provided with by their employer are too complicated to use and they aren’t supported with adequate training upon them being implemented into the business. While just 13% of respondents indicated their company consulted a specialist to solve the more complex problems which require advanced tools – in turn resulting in a loss of revenue for the business, as well as mistakes and poor-quality results.

On improving efficiency across the metalworking sector, the research uncovered that:

  • 65% would like better training
  • 42% are calling for more funding
  • 39% would like better quality tools
  • 35% asked for better tool accessories
  • 29% would like to see the introduction of new technology

“The development of high-quality, innovative tools, supported by structured training programs for users is an essential element in driving efficiency. Specialist tool manufacturers can be instrumental in creating new techniques and improving workflows, and should be encouraged to provide quality training to both the distributors that supply those tools and the end users,” adds Jim Chadwick, group purchasing director, Troy UK.

“Meeting with end users and understanding their applications at work, while providing them with in depth training has always been rooted in our strategy, so it’s great to see the research confirm our approach aligns with exactly what metalworkers are looking for – with 65% admitting they would like better training. However, as just 13% admit their company consulted a specialist to solve the more complex problems which require advanced tools, we are more committed than ever to ensuring we are speaking to end users, understanding their pain points and helping them to get the best out of their tools,” continues Andy.

Upon being questioned about ways to improve, the vast majority (83%) of those surveyed argued that they’d rather have their employer seek out tools which will support the business in the long-term, as opposed to being given a tool that’s only going to provide a short-term fix and may have to be replaced again just a few months down the line.

“The research solidified the fact that the industry shouldn’t be looking to a quick fix when it comes to providing efficient and reliable tools. It really is crucial for businesses to seek expert insight into the right tools that will work for the job in hand from manufacturers, to save both time and money in the long run,” concludes Andy.

To find out more and to download the full ‘future of the metalworking sector’ report, visit https://www.fein.com/en_uk/knowledge/metalworking-sector-report/.

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FlexiKart - strength when you need it

The new FlexiKart from Armorgard – strong, agile, safe and productive 

• four arms combined with four swivel castors
• comfortably holds a 1200 x 1000 pallet
• easily manoeuvered in any direction
• moves goods without the need for a pallet truck or forklift

Contact Armorgard for a quote 

call 023 9238 0280 email sales@armorgard.co.uk www.armorgard.co.uk

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Free Business Growth Webinars- with Action Coach

 

 

Steve Gaskell of Action Coach is on hand providing a series of valuable webinars in the lead up to TMB Digital 2020 where Brad Sugars, CEO and founder of Action Coach will be speaking! 

If you are a Troy Member, join TMB Digital on 22nd October 2020 where Brad Sugars will close the show with a rousing presentation on pivoting your business, business survival and success. Brad is a bestselling author and the #1 Business Coach in the world according to Entrepreneur Magazine, we look forward to welcoming him to the inaugural TMB Digital 2020. 

Steve Gaskell’s Action Coach webinars are listed below, they are free to Troy members, and will take place on;
01.10.2020, 08.10.2020, 15.10.2020 – pop them in your diary now! 


5 Ways To Massive Profit Webinar

01.10.2020

13.30pm
click here for the webinar

At our free 5 Ways To Massive Profits Workshop, we’ll share over 350 different ways you can improve these five areas to multiply your profits! And you’ll leave with a clear action plan to begin boosting these areas right away. The ActionCOACH Business Coach Chassis focuses on the five areas that can transform your business into a profit powerhouse. Join us for a profitable time working on your business.

Watch a short youtube introduction to 5 Ways To Massive Profit Webinar here


6 Steps To Achieving Business Profits and Growth

08.10.2020

13.00pm
click here for the webinar

6 Steps To Achieving Business Profits And Growth will both inform and entertain you, but most importantly, it will teach you how to be a better business owner and leader. This webinar is designed for independent businesses and every business owner. The 6 steps will help you climb the ladder of business growth and have a commercial, profitable enterprise that works without you.

Watch a short youtube introduction on 6 steps to achieving Business Profits and Growth here


Marketing With Compassion

15.10.2020

13.00pm
click here for the webinar

Learn where and how to market your business in challenging times. Understand the impact of marketing which empathises with your customers and prospects. Build marketing strategies which will overcome any fears of a downturn and offer confidence in what you do and sell.


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Free Business MentorLive Service

In the wake of the COVID 19 crisis, NatWest are providing their entire online portal, for free. And you don’t have to bank with NatWest to take advantage of this. 

In these uncertain times, Mentor Live has been made free to all.

MentorLive is part of a wider range of support NatWest offer as part of their ‘paid for’ services, and is a fully featured system to manage HR and Health & Safety in your business (staff management, holidays, absences, risk assessments etc) and they’ve recently added a dedicated Coronavirus Hub that includes; 

  • Free webinars
    Next webinar titled ‘Adapting to the New Now‘ Friday 14th August at 12noon covering;
    – restructuring your business
    – getting your business into better shape for the challenges ahead
    – remaining complaint through an ever changing world 
    Register for webinar here. 

  • An extensive library of free templates including policies, checklists, guidelines, posters and letters to support in protecting your people and your business during the Corona Virus Outbreak and it’s repercussions. 
  • Detailed FAQ’s and policies on SSP, holidays and working from home
  • HR management tools


How to register – register for this free resource to access all of the above, just follow the link and enter your details. 

More about NatWest Mentor
NatWest Mentor is one of the UK’s leading HR, Employment Law, Health & Safety and Environmental consultancy services. Providing support and guidance that helps business customers stay on top of legal and regulatory changes, maintain compliance and reduce risk while creating a safe, professional and sustainable work environment. 

Please note Mentor Live does not include access to any eLearning modules in Mentor Learn – which is available as a stand alone product or complimentary with any Natwest subscription services. 

Further information on Troy’s recommended HR services can be found here

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Free webinar - Marketing with Compassion

Thursday 15th October at 1.00pm 

Learn where and how to market your business in challenging times. Understand the impact of marketing which empathises with your customers and prospects. Build marketing strategies which will overcome any fears of a downturn and offer confidence in what you do and sell. You’ll learn:

  1. How to gain trust in the market place
  2. The customer journey
  3. Being the expert
  4. The power of blogging
  5. How to make content memorable.

Webinar run by Steve Gaskell of Action Coach. 

Register for the webinar here 

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Fulham Football Club announces new partnership with Teng Tools

Fulham Football Club is delighted to welcome Teng Tools as its Official Hand Tools Partner for the next three seasons.

Teng Tools, a global provider of hand tools and smart storage solutions, has partnered with Fulham FC to further enhance their brand awareness to a worldwide audience.

Teng Tools will have the opportunity to work with the Club to deliver promotional campaigns taking in everything from CSR initiatives with the Fulham FC Foundation, to creating cobranded special edition trade products.
Further through the partnership, Teng Tools will receive significant visibility through advertising on the in-game LED as well across the club’s digital and social platforms during the term of the partnership, in addition to significant global exposure from the club’s participation in the Premier League.

Daniel King Managing Director Teng Tools UK & Ireland said “Teng Tools is delighted to announce the partnership with Fulham Football Club, we see similar values within the club and what we stand for as a brand in the hand tools market here in the UK and further afield. We are fully behind Claudio Ranieri and the Fulham team to get the points they need over the coming months” Casper Stylsvig Fulham FC CRO added

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Teng Tools, a creative and innovative brand. We feel that they are the perfect match for Fulham FC sharing a number of our principles. We look forward to working with them to achieve their marketing and activation objectives during the partnership.”

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GESIPA Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary With Live Virtual Exhibition

GESIPA UK are excited to announce the launch of GESIPA Live 2021 – a ten day virtual exhibition held between the 15th and 26th March 2021.

As part of our 50th year in the UK celebrations, we have decided to replicate the traditional aspects of an exhibition and open our virtual doors to host our first ever virtual exhibition.

Over the ten days, we will be showcasing the latest in GESIPA technologies via a demo room tour, offering free 1 to 1 live tool training sessions, multiple giveaways and extending our Buy 5 Get 1 Free on the AccuBird for Troy and THS members.

The GESIPA AccuBird has been the riveting tool of choice since 1992 – The wireless tool for versatile application in assembly areas and industrial manufacturing. Immediately after mandrel break-off, the auto-reverse function stops the pulling process and moves the jaw assembly back into the initial position. This reduces wear, saves time and energy while making sure the tool is immediately ready for use.

This is an offer and an event not to be missed!

To sign up for your free ticket, please visit www.gesipalive.co.uk/troyths

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Get The Job Done with Bisley Workwear's New Holster Pocket Range Designed for the UK Tradesman

Bisley Workwear was built to get the job done and has been supporting tradesman with durable, functional and comfortable garments for over 60 years. Bisley understands the UK trades professional needs easy access to their tools and has designed a holster pocket range that gives you the ability to carry what you need and have it accessible when you need it. Whether you are up high or down low, the convenience of having everything on your belt cannot be underestimated.

BSA Brands (the licensee of Bisley Workwear to the UK) is launching Bisley Workwear’s brand-new range of Holster Tool Pocket Trousers and Shorts exclusive to the United Kingdom.

Following the successful launch of the workwear brand into the UK mid 2019, it was quickly established that the Flex & Move Knee Pocket Trousers were the most popular product in the launch range. But there was one thing missing that is specific to the UK Tradesman, the holster pocket! Listening to the market, Bisley Workwear’s designers got to work and created a custom-made pair of trousers and shorts with functional, stylish and durable holster tool pockets.

The holster pockets are fixed to the waistband for easy access to tools, with the holster pockets easily tucking away into the angled side pockets for added versatility. With room for all your tools the pockets are reinforced with Cordura highlights to protect the material from rips and tears that may be caused by sharp objects.

BSA Brands are giving away a free Bisley Workwear stretch webbing belt valued at £19.95 with every holster pocket purchase. (While stocks last).

 

Durable

The Flex & MoveTM range has been designed to withstand the toughest of jobs. The trousers feature a strong crotch gusset to prevent crotch splitting, Kevlar® knee patches for increased durability, and tough Cordura® reinforcements in all the right places. Made from cotton, these unique heavily interlocked fibers ensure durability and longevity in all working conditions

Flexible

Made from cotton with generous stretch, the reduced tension assists with durability, comfort and shape maintenance. The Flex & MoveTM range is made to move with you. 

Comfortable

Every Flex & MoveTM garment is prewashed to ensure it is comfortable from the very first wear. Breathable cotton keeps you feeling fresh and comfortable throughout the day and is less likely to irritate your skin.

The Holster Pocket range is now available at all leading stockists. Find your nearest stockist by visiting www.bisleyworkwear.co.uk

BSA Brands (UK) is a member of the BSIF’s registered safety supplier’s membership scheme.

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Good News From GPC Industries Ltd

Products showing the Next Day Delivery Symbol* beside them qualify for this service.
To see a full list of these products please click here

• Send your order to GPC by 11:30AM latest
• When placing an order please clearly state in email subject header or
at the top of the fax sheet NDD, this helps us fast track the order.
*(Quantity & postcode restrictions apply)

We are now stocking the following Fort® ranges so the
new standard lead time is just 3 days!

Ranges now on a 3 Day Delivery:
• Fort® Heavy Duty Sack Trucks with Puncture Proof Wheels – FJ17s – Page 274/275
• Fort® Super Heavy Duty Sack Trucks with Puncture Proof Wheels – FJ18s – Page 277
• Fort® Domed Feet Steps (Anti-Slip Treads, 2-4 Treads, Blue Only) – Page 423
• Fort® Weight Reactive Steps (Anti-Slip Treads, 2-5 Treads, Blue Only) – Page 429
• Fort® Dock Steps (Expanded Steel Treads only) – Page 433

 
For more information please call us on
01790 753835 or email sales@gpcind.co.uk
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Great News From Jeaton

Jeaton are pleased to announce they have lowered their minimum order value from £250 to £150, they have also reduced the carriage charge on orders below £150 from £5.50 to £4.95.

Please visit their area in Select to view all discount terms and information on their expanding 3M range.

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Guardsman Provide Statement To Inform Customers Of The Impact Due To Covid-19

Dear Guardsman Customers,

Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19 we have prepared this statement to inform our customers of the impact this has had to date and is likely to have in the future with the supply of PPE in the UK market.

We have attached a letter from the European Safety Federation (ESF) relating to the impact on the PPE market following the outbreak of COVID-19. Guardsman is a member of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) and as such supports the attached statement – dated 9th March 2020.

Since the Coronavirus outbreak we have experienced a number of challenges in the PPE market place. These include an unprecedented demand for COVID-19 sensitive products including, respiratory protective equipment (RPE), eye wear, examination gloves, disposable coveralls, hand sanitisers, wipes and general cleaning products. As a result of these exceptional increases in demand, we are expecting that there will be extended lead times for the arrival of goods from our partner suppliers.

To ensure we act in a fair, responsible and consistent way, ensuring we protect our customers workers as a priority, we have committed to the following actions:

  • To ensure we continue to supply our existing contracted customers as a priority
  • To ensure we do not accept orders for unusual high demands of sensitive products
  • To ensure we do not support new or speculative customers with sensitive products
  • To monitor lead times and report to customers should deliveries be impacted
  • To purchase additional volumes of stock where we can with partner suppliers
  • To identify alternative stock lines from multiple sources without compromising quality, specification or standards

Please be assured that these supply chain challenges are our number one priority at Guardsman, to ensure we continue to ‘Protect People Everyday.’

Further statements will be issued, as required, as the situation in the UK develops.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Eames
Guardsman Wholesale Manager

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HSE Safety Alert on KN95 Masks

A message from our colleagues at The British Safety Industry Federation;

In June this year, during the height of the flood of non – compliant PPE coming into the UK, we wrote highlighting the safety alert from the HSE on face masks designated as KN95. These are not to be bought or sold as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

After a period where the problem appeared to settle down, we are now seeing an ever increasing amount of the potentially unsafe KN95 product again being offered for sale.

We are taking the opportunity to re send the bulletin information and ask you to be vigilant ensuring that only safe and appropriately conformity assessed product is offered for sale.

Please continue to feedback any examples you have where PPE offered for sale does not comply with the regulations. We will share this information with the Market Surveillance Authorities.

Please feel free to share this with your customers.
Below is the text and links from the June Bulletin.

Best wishes and stay safe
Alan Murray


Please find below an HSE Safety Alert, warning against the use and supply of KN95 for use at work, as personal protective equipment.

HSE state that “this respirator has been identified as suspect by HSE experts and locally arranged testing has confirmed they would not meet requirements, including to protect against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.” About 90% of the PPE concerns and queries currently being received by HSE involve KN95 masks which are often accompanied by fake or fraudulent paperwork.

HSE has quarantined around 1.5 million KN95 masks, prevented 25 million items claiming to be FFP3 respirators entering the supply chain and prevented a further four lines consisting of many millions of items entering the supply chain.

Rick Brunt, HSE’s director of operational strategy said: “The KN95 facemask should not be purchased or used.

Sincerely
Alan Murray

HSE Bulletin: Use of face masks designated KN95

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Ice Fusion From Rodo

Click the link below for more information. Don’t forget to visit our Special Offers page too where you can find more offers like this from RODO | Trademark Issue 148

 

ICE FUSION A4 LEAFLET

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Important Product Update From Action Can

Please see below links for an important product update regarding Lemon Hand Cleaner.

PCL Lemon Hand Cleaner

TAI3 Hand Cleaner Pl

Should you have any questions, please contact your Action Can Account Manager.

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Improved Discount Terms From Armorgard

Armorgard are pleased to announce they have improved their discount terms

Please visit their area in Select to view full details.

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Introducing Recoil Re-Grip™

Removing a fastener which is damaged or extremely tight is never fun, especially when the removal tool is continually slipping out of place.

This is where Recoil Re-Grip™ can save the day….

Re-Grip™ is a specially formulated silicon carbide solution offering quick and easy removal of broken or damaged bolts, screws and nuts by eliminating the slipping between fasteners and the tool used to remove them.

Under certain combinations of screw and screwdriver, the use of Re-Grip™ can increase the gripping torque by over 750%.

Re-Grip™ works with all types of screw heads and is safe to use in all locations.

Suitable for use with spanners, sockets, torque wrenches, pliers, Allen keys and power tools.

It is a must for every toolbox, workshop and production line!

AVAILABLE TO BUY VIA TROJAN TOOLS – CALL 01271 313500 – E-MAIL sales@trojantools.co.uk

Removing a fastener which is damaged or extremely tight is never fun, especially when the removal tool is continually slipping out of place.

This is where Recoil Re-Grip™ can save the day….

Re-Grip™ is a specially formulated silicon carbide solution offering quick and easy removal of broken or damaged bolts, screws and nuts by eliminating the slipping between fasteners and the tool used to remove them.

Under certain combinations of screw and screwdriver, the use of Re-Grip™ can increase the gripping torque by over 750%.

Re-Grip™ works with all types of screw heads and is safe to use in all locations.

Suitable for use with spanners, sockets, torque wrenches, pliers, Allen keys and power tools.

It is a must for every toolbox, workshop and production line!

AVAILABLE TO BUY VIA TROJAN TOOLS – CALL 01271 313500 – E-MAIL sales@trojantools.co.uk

 

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Jeaton Become Platinum 3M Distributor

Jeaton are now a Platinum 3M Distributor which means as well as being able to offer competitive pricing on IATD and ASD, we now have more competitive pricing on the PSD range.

In order to try and generate requests for quotation and grow this side of the business with the members, we have produced a Jeaton PSD brochure (link below):

https://jeatonltd.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PPE-Brochure-Troy-1.pdf

Please contact Jeaton direct for further details

Tel: 01772 70 36 36

Fax: 01772 70 12 71

E-mail: sales@jeatonltd.com

 

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Jegs Important Information

Please click  this link JEGS Announcement_200718_JEGS  to read an important announcement regarding changes to the Jegs online ordering system 

JEGS Announcement_200718_JEGS

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JSP Brings PPE To Life With New Interactive DigiHUB via Troy Connect

At the Troy Connect June Digital Event, Elle Clarke, National Account Manager at JSP, talked Troy Members through its brand new DigiHUB …

https://youtu.be/O_CCNejjtJs

The DigiHUB is an innovative new knowledge and asset platform from JSP that allows you to safely explore, learn and share the core range of JSP products with your customers and supply them with all the technical information they need to select JSP with confidence as their trusted PPE provider.

Products can be selected by name, range and standard, or by industry and task using the interactive “3D-landscape”. Simply click on the product to see the three-dimensional rotating image of the product showing a short description of the product and its key features alongside the JSP product code. View the list of product specifications, certificates of conformity and understand the standard the product conforms to, with useful ‘How to Fit’ videos and frequently asked questions. Learn which accessories will fit and which products are compatible with each other to offer the right solution to suit your safety requirements.

Generate the product’s Technical Specification with the click of a button. All data can then be e-mailed as a record of selection. Branding of Logos available in the Head and Ear Protection sections. 

JSP DigiHUB brings PPE to life, complete with the knowledge you need at the touch of a button, available on touchscreen, computer, tablet and mobile both on and offline.

Register: JSP DigiHub

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JSP New Improved Leadtime On Force™8 & Presstocheck™

Due to COVID, Force™8 & Presstocheck™ Masks have been on a long leadtime since April – we are now happy to share news that lead time is down to only a couple of weeks.

ORDER NOW TO RECEIVE STOCK BEFORE CHRISTMAS

 

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Just 1' Solution For Cold Working Conditions

Watersafe Baltic

The “Watersafe Baltic Thermal Latex” glove is the ideal answer to cold storage or wet conditions (inside or outside!) for the workforce.

The seamless 10 gauge Acrylic liner gives a finger hugging warmth for the end user. Add to this the dual coated Latex with sandy palm finish provides waterproofing properties and unbeatable wet or dry grip!

Just 1 Source have tested with their usual diligence to EN511, so place your order today for the new generation Waterproof Winter glove whilst stocks last.

 

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Last Chance for Portwest's Overprint Service On New Catalogue

Portwest are about to close the  2nd print run of our popular overprint service for our new catalogue.

Due to popular demand they are able to offer the option of the smaller quantity of 250 .

You can place orders online through www.portwest.biz by logging in and clicking on the overprint banner. Please note only overprint orders should be placed through this site.

 

Prices are as per the previous print run

 

250pcs , £2.90 each , £725.00

500pcs, £2.50 each, £1,250

1000,pcs ,£2.00 each £2,000

 

 

The deadline for overprint orders is 20th March 2020

 

For any queries regarding overprint order please email catalogue@portwest.com.

 

 

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Last Chance To Order the NEW Trojan Catalogue

We’re delighted to announce that the brand new Trojan Catalogue is available to order now! 

It has an easy-to-use, colour coded design and contains over 5,000 product lines including: Mitutoyo Measuring Equipment – Cutting Tools – Hand Tools – PPE – Footwear – Janitorial – First Aid & Maintenance. 

This valuable buying tool is available with your company’s personalised front cover, and all products are stocked at the Trojan Warehouse with next day delivery

Click on this link  Trojan catalogue order form2 2019  to complete the order form

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Last Minute Price Increase for Polyco Healthline Due to Coronavirus

Dear Customer,

 

The sudden increase in global cases of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the response of Governments around the world has generated unprecedented demand for medical consumables.

 

This is leading to demand outweighing supply causing manufacturers to be oversold and in turn increase their prices. Supply from our suppliers is more important to us currently than price. This is unlike any situation we have previously experienced and doesn’t relate to changes in raw material costs or currency fluctuation.

 

This has left us with no option but to pass on these increases as follows:

 

With Immediate Effect

All back orders for face masks will be cancelled and we will advise when stock is available again.

 

15th March 2020

Prices of all disposable PPE workwear will increase by 20% – This is due to all these products being

manufactured in the shutdown areas in the Hubei region Of China. Stock is limited and information on future arrival dates is difficult to obtain and unlikely to be achieved. Stock will be prioritised for regular customers.

 

1st April 2020

Vinyl disposable gloves – 10% increase

Nitrile disposable gloves – 5% increase

Latex disposable gloves – 5% increase

Aprons – 5% increase

 

As with any price increases, we consider them very seriously and only request them when completely necessary as we know it causes significant disruption. That is why we are not requesting increases in any of our other product categories.

 

Unfortunately, as this virus moves around the world, we can’t guarantee that supply of other products won’t be affected, and further increases may be needed.

 

As one of the largest suppliers of these products in Europe, we have a global supply chain that will enable us to manage the current market situation. However, as we are currently experiencing unprecedented demand on some lines, we will not be able to supply any additional volumes. We are also expecting to have periods of out of stocks on some products over the coming months.

 

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused but in the current climate we are prioritising ongoing supply over everything else.

 

If you have any questions regarding our pricing changes, please contact your Area Sales Manager.

 

With thanks from the Polyco Healthline Team.

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Makita Introduces New Cordless 18V LXT Top Handle Chainsaw Designed For Forestry Professionals

  • Prioritising operator safety
  • Chain speed and performance equal to a petrol machine
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Brushless motor for longer run time and increased power

Makita chainsaws have gained a high reputation amongst forestry professionals with models that are renowned for power, performance, rugged reliability and value.  The new Makita DUC254Z 18V Brushless Top Handle Chainsaw LXT is no exception.  With a single 18V Lithium-Ion battery it generates a 570 watt output providing ample power to run the 3/8th inch chain over the 25cm bar at up to 24 metres per second matching the performance of a petrol machine.  The Brushless motor ensures longer runtime, substantially greater power and lower maintenance.

Setting an industry benchmark this new model features the main power switch with Auto-Off function making it one of the safest chainsaws on the market.  It automatically turns the machine off if the operator does not grip the lock-off lever within 10 seconds of turning the machine on.  Equally, the Auto-Off function kicks in if the operator does not trigger the switch within one minute, even if the lock-off lever is gripped.  And again, if the operator does not grip the lock-off lever within 10 seconds after releasing the lock-off lever the Auto-Off function takes control.  Classified as a top-handle model this chainsaw should only be used by trained and certificated professionals.

Light and compact, weighing just 2.8kg, this cordless machine is designed for operators when climbing and for single handed use, and is ideal for tree pruning.  Neatly packaged with a sturdy hand-grip the DUC254Z features a variable speed control trigger, electric chain brake and kickback brake.  This model also provides a soft start function which accelerates the motor into action reducing the sudden torque load on start up.  Sold as body only, this LXT chainsaw has an oil capacity display, hanging hook and captive nuts.

Makita’s cordless chainsaws offer low noise in operation, low vibrations for operator protection and comfort, zero emissions to protect the environment and unbeatable charge times.  The Makita range of cordless and 2-stroke chainsaws is comprehensive to cover the needs of professional users and industry applications with selected models being the product of choice of the British Army and are used by specialist disaster relief charity DART International UK.

For more news and product information about Makita UK please visit www.makitauk.com.  Follow us on Twitter @MakitaUK, Facebook.com/makitauk and google.com/+makitauk

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Makita's New Factory Service Centre Opens In London

 

Makita UK has opened a third regional Factory Service Centre (FSC) in the busy London borough of Hounslow.  This new FSC joins Makita’s HQ facility in Milton Keynes, which serves the whole of the country, as well as Glasgow, which supports the rapidly expanding market penetration of the brand in Scotland and northern England.  The London FSC will primarily service the essential London and South East region.  In order to offer the best service levels in the industry Makita is committed to offering improved national coverage for the benefit of end user customers, as well as the network of Makita distributors, by building these dedicated FSC’s.

While these facilities satisfy a vital role in providing technical repairs and maintenance services for all mains and cordless construction machines, and the rapidly expanding range of grounds care tools, including 2-stroke and 4-stroke petrol engine products, training remains the cornerstone of Makita’s marketing success.  It ensures that both authorised distributors and operators are fully conversant with the power tools they own, or may purchase in the future; how to obtain the best and safest performance from these machines, and how to maintain them for efficiency and productivity.

The first FSC to be opened is based at South Street, Glasgow, which offers Makita product training across the complete range of products; product servicing courses, as well as accredited courses such as the successful and certificated City & Guilds Correct & Safe Use of Handheld Power Tools.  A user or instructor certificate is issued upon successful completion.  Courses are available to meet individual needs and bespoke power tool training can be designed to meet specific requirements.

At each location the theory elements of courses are held in a lecture theatre, followed by essential hands-on practical work which is carried out in specially adapted and fully equipped training demonstration rooms.  Courses are of 1 or 2 day duration or tailored to specific needs.  The CITB certificated course, which can include a combination of in-house and on-site training, relates to abrasive wheel training, and both instructor or user courses are available.  Gas nailer user training, chainsaw cross cutting and service courses are also available.

Tony Coleman, Technical Manager, Makita UK, says: “We are already receiving a very warm welcome from all sectors of the power tool industry in this heavily populated area of west London.  If demand becomes similar to that we’ve established in Glasgow and Milton Keynes we will be looking for additional training personnel.  Both employers and operators will benefit from this convenient location offering improved local services to all customers.”

Makita has great experience in supporting worthwhile challenges as WorldSkills UK, APL Apprenticeships and Hire Association Europe Apprenticeship schemes to help support customers of the future with product and training support.  Employees and employers can benefit from Makita’s outstanding training courses, which compliment high quality power tools used by professional trades’ people, raising ambitions and abilities for many.

The Makita range is supported with an equally comprehensive range of over 4,500 accessories and consumables products.

For more news and product information about Makita UK please visit www.makitauk.com.  Follow us on Twitter @MakitaUK, Facebook.com/makitauk and google.com/+makitauk

  

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Makita's Twin 18V LXT Angle Drill Exceeds Mains Delivery And Makes Tough Tasks Look Effortless

  • High performance angle drill meets mains delivery with additional benefits
  • BL motor for longer runtime and performance
  • Many advanced technologies and features
  • Ideal for larger timber and steel constructions

Makita has launched its first cordless twin 18V LXT Brushless Angle Drill featuring all the power and performance of a mains machine whilst benefiting from the freedom and manoeuvrability that only a battery powered tool can provide.  The mighty DDA460ZK is powered by two Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries giving 36V power from the Brushless motor which not only massively extends runtime but substantially increases power.

This new angle drill has a no-load speed of up to 1400rpm in Hi mode and 350rpm in Lo with variable speed control by trigger action.  An auger bit of maximum 50mm diameter will make light work of drilling holes in oak beams, even through the toughest knots.  This rugged and intelligent mechanical 2-speed machine has a chuck capacity of 2 – 13mm capable of drilling up to 13mm in steel; 118mm in Lo and 65mm in Hi mode when using a self-feed bit in wood or with a hole saw, 159mm in Lo and 105mm in Hi mode.  The addition of Automatic Torque Drive Technology (ADT), literally automatically adjusts the drilling speed according to the load conditions to achieve optimum drilling performance, while the auto power-off function automatically shuts down, or times-out, if the trigger is not pulled for five minutes.

This body only machine features an electric brake and the soft start function. This accelerates the motor into action even if the trigger is pulled fully home from Off.  In drilling mode soft start reduces the sudden torque load on start up.  In operation the torque limiter will cut the motor drive should the drill bit snag, so providing further operator protection.  The front handle can be installed in any position within 0 – 112.5° for maximum user comfort, control and accessibility in confined spaces.

The capacity of the new Twin 18V DDA460ZK LXT Angle Drill will make the toughest tasks completely effortless, including drilling roof trusses, barn conversions and even large steel structures above the open seas.

For more news and product information about Makita UK please visit www.makitauk.com.  Follow us on Twitter @MakitaUK, Facebook.com/makitauk and google.com/+makitauk

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Mascot Are Here To Help

Dear Distributor

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed our society. Right now, we are all trying to comply with the advice and demands from various governments to reduce physical contact. The effect in some shops is less customers and some shops are even closed.

We all are concerned about our health and safety and uncertain how this situation affects businesses and workers. We are all under pressure and this situation will change the way we operate in the coming period. Therefore, we want to share with you different on-line tools that can help you to secure your sales, save costs and keep the high service level towards your customers in the current situation…….

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Meet the ATA Garryson Troy Accounts Team

 

 

In addition, any queries or to simply place an order, please contact Jane Letherland and her team in customer services by
calling +44 (0) 1530 261 145 or by emailing sales@atagarryson.com

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Molyslip Launches a Chlorine Free, Greener TAP Range

Lubricant leader, Molyslip has launched a new and greener alternative cutting fluid with an upgraded and more cost-efficient range of TAP Chlorine Free, a range of high-performance lubricants that are free from mineral oils and chlorine.  The range is designed for severe metal working operations such as drilling, reaming and tapping.

Molyslip’s TAP Chlorine Free includes highly concentrated environmentally friendly mixtures of lubricity and reactive extreme pressure and anti-wear additives.  They provide excellent surface finish to components and protect tooling from wear and damage.

Andrew Cunningham, General Manager Molyslip says: “The TAP range is already proving to have outstanding extreme pressure and anti-wear ability.  We can now offer this exceptional performance alongside ‘Green’ credentials.  We are proud to be using advanced technology to reduce carbon emissions in our manufacturing processes and as a result are enabling our customers to do the same.”

Molyslip is an independent UK-based manufacturer of specialised lubricants and has been supplying products both nationally and internationally since the 1930’s.  The company exports to over 60 countries worldwide and its products (market leading COPASLIP, TAP, WRL and ARVINA) are used across a range of Industries, with particular strengths in Metal-Working, Oil & Gas, MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) and Automotive as well Marine/Off-Shore, Ship Building, and Food & Beverage (both production and packaging areas).  www.molyslip.co.uk

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Molyslip Strengthens Team with Two Graduate Trainees

Leading lubricant specialist Molyslip has introduced a new apprenticeship programme recruiting two graduate trainees – Joe Bertera and Mike Green.  Both employees are currently enrolled in a 12-month Graduate Trainee Programme which is endorsed by the Institute of Sales Management and managed by recruitment specialist – BMS Performance.

Both Mike and Joe have joined the company’s sales team direct from university.   Mike who studied at the University of Worcester will be managing Molyslip customers in the South and Midlands whilst Joe from Cardiff Metropolitan University will cover accounts within Wales and the North of England.  Both recruits have enjoyed a thorough induction and training programme at Molyslip’s head office in Irlam, Manchester and are now working hard in their respective territories.

Andrew Cunningham, General Manager, Molyslip Ltd says: “We are very excited to be investing in and developing young talent. This is our first apprenticeship programme and we hope the first of many.  We are looking forward to watching Mike and Joe grow in their new roles.”

Molyslip is an independent UK-based manufacturer of specialised lubricants and has been supplying products both nationally and internationally since the 1930’s.  The company exports to over 60 countries worldwide and its products (market leading Copaslip, TAP, WRL and Arvina) are used across a range of Industry, with particular strengths in Metal-Working, Oil & Gas, Repair & Maintenance and Automotive as well Marine/Off-shore, Ship Building, and Food & Beverage (both production and packaging areas).  www.molyslip.co.uk.

 

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New Animations From Bott

Bott have always been known for quality heavy duty products, but what is it that makes their ranges built to last.  

Every product has been designed to perform, so bott have prepared some animations to show benches, cabinets and cupboards down to the smallest detail. 

To see what makes a bott cabinet check out the animations on their website (www.bottltd.co.uk/workplace-storage) or view the snippets here:

[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.troyuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Bench-Accessories-Bott-1.mp4"][/video] [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.troyuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Exploded-Cabinet-Bott.mp4"][/video]
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New Applications Engineering Team At Master Abrasives

To support our growing business, Master Abrasives has set up an applications engineering team dedicated to providing customers with technical support in a range of applications. 

The team will be managed by Ian Meredith, Applications Engineering Manager, who has vast experience in a range of applications as a qualified apprentice-trained engineer and many years’ experience in the bearing, diamond dressing tool and abrasive industries. 

Martin Stevens will be joining the team as Applications Engineer for both abrasives and grinding machines. Martin is also an apprentice-trained qualified engineer with over 30 years’ experience in industry and recent technical training on grinding machines, making him a key part of the team’s customer-facing support. 

Kelly Warrington, Sales Co-ordinator, will provide vital assistance from the office as part of this team. Kelly has been with us for 2 years and has been working closely with Ian in providing customer quotes and information on our precision product range.

Martin Stevens will be joining the team as Applications Engineer for both abrasives and grinding machines. Martin is also an apprentice-trained qualified engineer with over 30 years’ experience in industry and recent technical training on grinding machines, making him a key part of the team’s customer-facing support. 

Kelly Warrington, Sales Co-ordinator, will provide vital assistance from the office as part of this team. Kelly has been with us for 2 years and has been working closely with Ian in providing customer quotes and information on our precision product range.

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New Catalogue and New Product Launch From DURO

DURO are pleased to announce the launch of their new 2018/2019 product catalogue, containing DURO’s comprehensive range of high performance products for cutting, drilling, grinding and
breaking construction materials. As well as market leading products built over four performance levels, the 2018 catalogue sees the introduction of the DU-MITAL blade – a diamond blade specifically designed to cut all types of metal and that has up to 100 times the lifespan of current abrasive cutting wheels. Visit Duro in the Select area to view the catalogue.

Visit DURO’s new website at www.duro-diamonds.com for more information on the DU-MITAL blade and the rest of the DURO range.

 

 

 

 

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