Masterflex receive the IS09001 2015 Accreditation!!!

Masterflex would like to take this opportunity to thank Colin Dawson, our Quality Representative, for his hard work and dedication in up grading our Quality Management System to comply with the requirements of BSEN 9001 2015.

As one of the leading UK Manufactures of flexible hoses and ductings, we are committed to ensure that the manufacture and supply of our products are carried out to a standard that exceeds the expectations of our Customers and our interested Parties.

The Company also aims to continually improve our services and maintain a high degree of Customer satisfaction.

Should you require a digital copy of the Certificate, you can now download this via our website at www.masterflex-uk.com . There you will also see the various hoses and ductings that are available.  These included Abrasion-Resistant Suction, Food and Pharmaceutical, Exhaust Gas Hoses, Temperature – Resistant Hoses up to 1,100°C, Chemical-Resistant Hoses and many more.

If you can’t find what you are looking for on our Website, please ring our dedicated Sales Team, on 0161 626 8066 or alternatively you can email: Sales@masterflex-uk.com or info@masterflex-uk.com

Roger Bannister………the first man ever to run a mile in less than four minutes!!!!!

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Breaking the four minute barrier was first achieved on the 6th May 1954 at Oxford University’s Iffley Road Track, by Roger Bannister at the age of 25 years old.  The actual time was 3.59.4 minutes – that’s an average running speed of 15mph………………The track was later named after him!!

In 1975 he was quite rightly knighted for his legendary achievement and he became Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister.  He became the first Chairman of the Sports Council (now call Sport England) and went on to become a Neurologist and Master of Pembroke College in Oxford, before retiring in 1993.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited

Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,

Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER

Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

Email: info@masterflex-uk.com

 or www.masterflex-uk.com

What industry do you specialise in?

What industry do you specialise in?

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Here at Masterflex, we manufacture hoses and ducting to suit many different industries.

Do you work in Construction or Woodworking and require flexible hoses, on a next day delivery?

We can send all stock items out for delivery, if the order has been received before 2:30pm.

Masterflex use a wide variety of couriers for the best results and the prices are as follows:

Standard next day delivery = £14 per box (standard orders)

(If you place your order before 2:30pm, we will ship using a next day service on all stock items,

and often on made-to-order items too, if placed early enough)

Oversized orders / multiple boxes = £20

Standard before mid day = £20

Before 10am = £30

Pallet= £40

These prices are for Monday – Friday delivery.

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If you can’t see your industry, then call us and we can give you some advice on a suitable product.

Alternatively, if you need a sample to see how the hose is constructed, its durability and if it will fit, then contact our office directly.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited

Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,

Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER

Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com

What does Masterflex do?

What does Masterflex do?

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Here at Masterflex, we manufacture hoses and ducting to suit many different industries.

Do you work in Construction or Woodworking and require flexible hoses, on a next day delivery?

We can send all stock items out for delivery, if the order has been received before 2:30pm.

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If you can’t see your industry, then call us and we can give you some advice on a suitable product.

Alternatively, if you need a sample to see how the hose is constructed, bore and durability, then contact our office directly.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited

Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,

Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER

Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com

Happy 100th Birthday to Vera Lynn…. The forces “Sweetheart”…!!!!

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Vera Welch was born on 20 March 1917 in East Ham, part of east London.  By the age of seven, Vera was singing in working men’s clubs.  When she turned 11, Vera took her grandmother’s maiden name of Lynn as a stage name.

In 1936, when she was 19, she had her first solo record – called Up the Wooden Hill to Bedfordshire. By the age of 22 she had sold more than a million records.  However, it was during World War Two that her reputation was made. She frequently sang to the troops at morale-boosting concerts, becoming known as “The Forces’ Sweetheart”. One off her most popular songs was “We’ll Meet Again” which was released in 1939.

She was appointed OBE in 1969, made a Dame in 1975, and a Companion of Honour in 2016.

What an amazing life this Lady has had.  Happy Birthday Dame Vera Lynn from Masterflex

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited, Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park, Vulcan Street, Oldham.    OL1 4ER

Telephone Number 0161 626 8066

Fax Number 0161 626 9066

Email: info@masterflex-uk.com

or visit our Website @Masterflex

 

 

1066 – A bad year for Harold.

Just before Christmas 1065, Edward the Confessor suffered what is thought to have been a stroke, and died on the 4th of January.
With no descendants, it was left to the Council of the Witan tochoose their new king.

There were six potentials in line, but none of them met all of the criteria required from a king.

The closest Saxon relative to Edward was his nephew Edgar, who was, unfortunately, a young boy and his appointment was likely to be seen only as an invasion opportunity to his Viking step relatives.
Instead the Witan chose Harold Godwineson, who was related to the King twice, through marriage. Harolds sister Edith was Edward’s queen, but that did not make him of royal blood. But Harold was Saxon and had proven himself to be a successfull warrior leading Edward’s army in Wales. Together with his brothers, his family were the most powerful land owners in the kingdom. The Witan overlooked the tenuous blood link and he was crowed that same day.

On hearing of Harold’s coronation William, Duke of Normandy was angry. Only two years before Harold had been in Normandy and according to William had sworn an oath to support William’s claim to the English throne. This was treachery!

William had been at war nearly all his life. Inheriting his father’s title at a young age, he had fought hard to retain it. His determination was such that by August he had acquired a navy, obtained the papal blessing for his cause and even gathered former rivals he’d been at war with onto his side.

William assembled his army near Caen, and boarded the ships. It was a hundred miles to the nearest point of England, but William did not get that far. The first southerly wind for a month quickly turned into a fierce westerly and William found his fleet blown back to the French coast and dumped on the beach at St Valery.

Here William cursed his luck for the wind remained unfavourable to him for another month. He could not risk a winter sea crossing and time was running out. While the wind was unfavourable for William in the Channel, it was in exactly the right direction for those coming across the North sea.

Harold’s brother Tostig had already led a feeble failed uprising against him, earlier in the year, but was now back with a formidable ally, Harold Hardrada, ‘The Thunderbolt of the North’ had campaigned in Russia and Constantinople, before returning in the 1040’s to make himself King of Norway. It seems likely that his support of Tostig’s claim was merely a convenient excuse to conquer England for himself. He was certainly the more formidable warrior of the two and ever the opportunist.

They brought a fleet of between 200 and 500 ships via Shetland, Orkney and the east coast of Scotland to the mouth of the Humber and then set their sights on York.

York received the 8,000 strong Viking army favourably, probably because they had little choice. A meeting was arranged at Stamford Bridge for the exchange of hostages to seal the deal. On the morning of the 25th September Tostig and Hardrada waited at the bridge ,their army was reported to be lightly armoured and so maybe not expecting trouble. Instead they met Harold Godwineson’s Royal Army. On hearing of the Viking landings, Harold had marched his army 200 miles north in a week and sprung his trap.

The Saxon Chronicle recorded fierce fighting, with a particularly large Viking warrior holding the bridge against all comers for a large part of the morning. It took one plucky Englishman sneaking under the bridge to spear the Viking from underneath and then the slaughter of Hardrada’s army began.

Just as Harold Godwineson must have been starting to relax, news reached him of William’s landing in Pevensey Bay a few days before. Harold could have waited for William to come to him, but instead opted again for a fast march to catch the enemy by surprise. Possibly aiming to trap William down by the coast and stop him pillaging the English countryside for winter supplies.

In the morning light on the 14th October 1066 the two forces lined up against each other…

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066 Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.com or visit masterflex-uk.com

‘May the force be with you’

‘May the force be with you’

Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series began on May 25, 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars by 20th Century Fox, which became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. It depicts the adventures of various characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”.

May 4 is considered a holiday by some Star Wars fans to celebrate the franchise’s film series, books, and culture. The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you”— “May the Fourth be with you”. Even though the holiday was not actually created or declared by Lucasfilm, many Star Wars fans across the world choose to celebrate the holiday