Thursday the 30th of November 1989 (The romans would have written the date – XXX • XI • MCMLXXXIX.), 30 years ago the business which is now called Air Power Products Ltd, company number 02447892 was incorporated.
On this day “You Got It” by New Kids on the Block were number 1 in the uk
and Sheffield Wednesday beat Liverpool 2-0.
The company has gone through many changes over the years and had some great moments in the mining sector which has sadly declined. The business has forged ahead in the compressed air industry and branched out with APP Site Services and ProCut Engineering.
We are very proud of what the business has achieved over the years and we hope to continue into the future providing expert solutions in compressed air and the engineering sector.
Other events that month for 1989:
2 November – Ford Motor Company takes over Jaguar in a £1.6billion deal.
7 November – General Assembly of the Church of England votes to allow ordination of women.
7 November – Don and Roy Richardson, developers of the new Merry Hill Shopping Centre in the West Midlands, announce plans to build the world’s tallest building – a 2,000 foot tower including a hotel and nightclub – on land adjacent to the shopping complex, which becomes fully operational next week after five years of gradual development.
8 November – British Army and Royal Air Force troops are now manning London’s ambulance services as the regular ambulance crews are still on strike.
9th November – 1989 the Berlin wall came down.
10 November – Margaret Thatcher visits Berlin the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which brings the reunification of Germany forward after Germans were allowed to travel between West and East Berlin for the first time since the wall was built in 1961, and between West and East Germany for the first time since the partition of the country after the war.
14 November – The Merry Hill Shopping Centre on the Dudley Enterprise Zone in the West Midlands becomes fully operational with the opening of the final shopping mall. The development, which now employs around 6,000 people, first opened to retailers four years ago with several retail warehousing units, and has gradually expanded to become Europe’s largest indoor shopping centre. Construction has now begun on the Waterfront office and leisure complex, also within the Enterprise Zone and overlooking the shopping centre, which will open to its first tenants next year.
16 November – Children Act alters the law in regard to children in England and Wales; in particular, it introduces the notion of parental responsibility in access and custody matters.
21 November – The House of Commons is televised live for the first time.
21 November – Nigel Martyn, 23, becomes Britain’s first £1million goalkeeper when he is transferred from Bristol Rovers to Crystal Palace.
23 November – 69-year-old backbencher Sir Anthony Meyer challenges Margaret Thatcher’s leadership of the Conservative Party, reportedly fearing that the party will lose the next general election after falling behind Labour in several recent opinion polls. Her leadership has never been challenged before in almost 15 years as party leader, more than 10 of which have been spent as prime minister.
30 November – Russell Shankland and Dean Hancock, serving eight-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of taxi driver David Wilkie in South Wales during the miners strike, are released from prison on the fifth anniversary of the crime.
Due to our knowledge of compressed air systems and 4 way manifolds, we do many special compressed air projects. With our in house engineering department we love to solve a problem.
A client was struggling to effectively use multiple pneumatic machines on their previous 4 way manifolds.
We found that their compressor was producing enough compressed air, but their manifold was creating a ‘bottleneck’ effect on the airflow. So we designed them these sleek large and small 4 way manifolds, solving the restriction of air flow. The company is now able to proceed with the task with no downtime due to air flow restriction.
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Why is schedule maintenance important. We all know if you neglect your car service and scheduled maintenance this can lead to your car breaking down to the point it may have to be scrapped. This is the same with your air tools and compressors etc,. So it is a good idea to have at least a basic maintenance plan in place for all your tool and equipment. This doesn’t have to be massive and we have detailed some basic ideas that might help you save money in the long run.
Check lubrication levels every 24hrs. Low lubrication levels can lead to all kinds of issues.
Replace filters. Filters keep compressor air clean which is important for the longevity of your machine.
Belt tension. Drive belt on your compressor transfers energy to your tools. Not having the right tension can make your tolls run less efficiently.
Just wanted to wish all our friends and customers the very best Christmas. It has been a good year for us and we appreciate your commitment to us and rest assured we will be working even harder in 2019 to continuing to provide you with an excellent service and competitive prices.
We are closed from 4pm Friday the 21st Dec and re-open on Wednesday 2nd of January.
Again thank you for your business, and wish you and your family a fun filled festive season.
Early on this year we were given the opportunity to become an official Ingersoll Rand partner. We have been supplying and repairing Ingersoll Rand products for many years. Being recognised as an official partner we are happy that our company values fall in-line with a company like Ingersoll Rand.
With the benefits that come with being an official partner our sales have increased and we hope this continues into 2019.
Ingersoll Rand has an amazing history having patented a steam-powered rock drill way back in 1871 and has continued to produce quality air machines ever since. For more information on their history follow this link. Further reading.