Easter is nearly here

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Here at Masterflex, we are getting ready to enjoy the long weekend.

Relaxing, eating Easter treats and visiting family and friends is something we are all looking forward to.

Have you got any plans? Maybe an Easter egg hunt, baking, or time away for a couple of days?

Don’t forget Masterflex will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday, but open as normal from Tuesday 5th April.

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

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We need you!

We need you!

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Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited is a leading UK manufacturer of high-tech flexible ducting, hoses and connecting systems.

Today, our products are in use throughout industry, helping to solve our customers many different application requirements.

The Quality Policy is to ensure that the manufacture and supply of our flexible hose and ducting products is carried out to a standard that exceeds our customer’s expectations.

So here at Masterflex, we would like to know what you think of our products, services and overall experience.

Did you get the right item for your industry?

Were you pleased with the delivery time?

Could we do any more to help you?

If you use Masterflex regularly, you could let others know why you prefer us.

Simply send us your reviews via email, Facebook or call the office and we can put the comments on our website.

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 www.masterflex-uk.com

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Half Term Holidays

Half Term Holidays

Have your children already finished school for the half term holidays?

Do you have any plans to keep the kids entertained for the week?

Here at Masterflex, four members of staff have children who are eager to break up for their school holidays. With this beautiful weather, a few trips to the park after work may be in order or even catch a film at the cinema. Anything to keep the kids entertained for the half term holiday.

It is business as usual and we are able to keep producing Flexible Hose and Ducting for a wide range of industrial applications including extraction of dust and fumes and the conveyance of abrasive media.

 The products we manufacture are mainly used for Woodworking, Plastics, Chemical/Pharmaceutical, Food, Automotive, Military and General Engineering.

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 www.masterflex-uk.com

Roses are red…

Roses are red…

 It’s that time of the year again, when shops are filled with red roses, chocolates and gifts for your loved ones.

Have you already bought that special present, or are you planning a surprise?

Hayle Bishop Valentine whose day this is

All the Ayre is thy Diocese
And all the chirping Queristers
And other birds ar thy parishioners
Thou marryest every yeare
The Lyrick Lark, and the graue whispering Doue,
The Sparrow that neglects his life for loue,
The houshold bird with the redd stomacher
Thou makst the Blackbird speede as soone,
As doth the Goldfinch, or the Halcyon
The Husband Cock lookes out and soone is spedd
And meets his wife, which brings her feather-bed.
This day more cheerfully than ever shine
This day which might inflame thy selfe old Valentine.

— John Donne, Epithalamion Vpon Frederick Count Palatine and the Lady Elizabeth marryed on St. Valentines day

Here at Masterflex, creating the perfect match is easy,

as every product we manufacture is made to suit each persons specific requirements.

If you are a new customer and would like to know what products we manufacture then call us on 0161 626 8066

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

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

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

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Happy birthday Karl!

Happy birthday Karl!

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One of our skilled production operatives is celebrating his birthday here at Masterflex today.

Karl Summerscales (also known as Taz) has turned 33 today.

He has worked at Masterflex for 10 years.

On a daily basis you can hear Karl singing to the radio, whilst setting the equipment up ready for the hoses to be made.

He enjoyed an eventful night out in Manchester with his friends over the weekend but is now hard at work making the hoses.

Give Masterflex a call, place an order and Karl maybe the one who manufactures your product.

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 – Thursday: 8 – 5pm – Friday 8- 2.30 pm

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

Burns Supper

Burns Supper

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The 25th January is a anual celebratory tribute to the life, works and spirit of the greatest Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796).

In his honor, the people of Scotland gather together for a traditional Scottish meal, drink Scotch whisky and reminisce Robert Burns’ poems etc.


Every Burns Supper has its own special form and flavour, though there are probably more similarities than differences among these gastro-literary affairs. Individual tastes and talents will determine the character of your Burns Supper. Some celebrants may contribute the composition of original songs or poems; some may excel at giving toasts or reciting verse; while others may be captivating storytellers. A particular group of celebrants will, over time, develop a unique group character which will distinguish their Burns Supper celebration from every other.

History

The first supper was held in memoriam at Burns Cottage by Robert Burns’ friends on 21 July 1801, the fifth anniversary of his death, and have been a regular occurrence ever since. The first still extant Burns club was founded in Greenock in 1801 by merchants born in Ayrshire, some of whom had known Burns. They held the first Burns supper on what they thought was his birthday, 29 January 1802, but in 1803 they discovered in Ayr parish records that his date of birth was 25 January 1759. Since then, suppers have been held on or about 25 January.

Order of the supper

  • Piping of the guests – A Piper usually greets the guests on arrival whilst Scottish music plays in the background.
  • Hosts welcoming speech – The host will begin the night with an opening speak. Once everyone is seated, he will state the reason for the gathering and say grace, usually using the Selkirk Grace, a well-known thanksgiving said before meals, using the Scots language.

Selkirk Grace

Some hae meat ancanna eat,

And some wad eat that want it;

But we hae meat, and we can eat,

And sae let the Lord be thankit.

  • Piping of the Haggis – Everyone stands whilst the Haggis is brought in, usually by the cook, whilst the piper plays the bagpipes. The host or a guest will then recites the address to the Haggis.

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o’ a grace
As lang’s my arm

The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o’ need,
While thro’ your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.

His knife see rustic Labour dicht,
An’ cut you up wi’ ready slicht,
Trenching your gushing entrails bricht,
Like ony ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sicht,
Warm-reekin, rich!

Then, horn for horn, they stretch an’ strive:
Deil tak the hindmaist! on they drive,
Till a’ their weel-swall’d kytes belyve,
Are bent like drums;
Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
“Bethankit” hums.

Is there that o’re his French ragout
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi’ perfect scunner,
Looks down wi’ sneering, scornfu’ view
On sic a dinner?

Poor devil! see him ower his trash,
As feckless as a wither’d rash,
His spindle shank, a guid whip-lash,
His nieve a nit;
Thro’ bloody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!

But mark the Rustic, haggis fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread.
Clap in his wallie nieve a blade,
He’ll mak it whistle;
An’ legs an’ arms, an’ heads will sned,
Like taps o’ thristle.

Ye Pow’rs wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o’ fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinkin ware
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu’ prayer,
Gie her a haggis!

  • Supper – At the end of the poem, a Scotch whisky toast will be proposed to the Haggis, this is usually served with mashed potatoes and mashed turnips (English swede).
  • Immortal memory – Once all food has been eaten, the host will make a speech remembering some aspects of Burns’ life and poetry. A toast in memory of Burns then follows.
  • Address to the lassies – A short speech given by a male guest thanking the women for the preparation of the meal. A toast to the womens health then follows.
  • Reply to the laddies – A female guest will give her views on men and reply to any specific points raised by the previous speaker. This is normally amusing and not offensive.
  • Works by Burns – After all the speaches, songs will be sang and peoms will be spoken by the guests.
  • Closing – Finally the host will call on one of the guests to give the vote of thanks, after which everyone is asked to stand, join hands, and sing Auld Lang Syne bringing the evening to an end.

 

Masterflex continually manufacture flexible hoses and ductings throughout the year, allowing you to keep your stock levels high for any busy times.

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.

For more information on our product range contact Masterflex UK

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

‘Tis the Season to be jolly’

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The start of December can only mean one thing – The count down to Christmas.

It is the only month of the year when you can enjoy a daily surprise that hides behind the numbered doors on the advent calender.

Here at Masterflex, everyday has it’s own surprises, as each order is specifically manufactured to customers requirements.

Whether you are self employed, work for a company who use flexible hoses on manchinery or distributor then contact our office to discuss your hose needs in more detail.

Masterflex manufacture hoses and ductings to suit a wide range of applications for industries including Construction, Chemical, FoodPharmaceutical, Heating, Air conditioning and Ventilation, plus many more.

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

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

Are you from Lancashire?

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When is Lancashire Day?

 Today is Lancashire day and it is held annually on 27 November to commemorate the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, to attend the Model Parliament of King Edward I.

Curated by the Friends of Real Lancashire, it is observed with the loyal toast to “The Queen, Duke of Lancaster”, and is celebrated from everywhere within the county Palatine.

The day is marked throughout the historic county by town criers announcing the Lancashire Day proclamation which declares the historic regions boundaries of the county, and finishes with “God bless Lancashire, and God save the Queen, Duke of Lancaster”

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Lancashire Day allows us the opportunity to declare that we are proud to be Lancastrians.

Us northerners are renowned for our fabulous dialect and amazing food, Lancashire hotpot, Morecambe bay shrimps, Lancashire Cheese, Blackpool tower, Ribble Valley, great pubs and great walks!

Here’s a selection of words and phrases you might hear when you come to Lancashire:

Saying/ word: Put wood in th’ole

Meaning: Shut the door

Saying/ word: It’s cracking flags

Meaning: it is so hot outside that stone pavings are breaking

Saying/ word: I’m spitting feathers here

Meaning: I am thirsty

Saying/ word: He’s not as green as he’s cabbage looking

Meaning: He’s not as stupid as he looks

Here are some facts about Lancashire:

  • Lancashire was established in 1183
  • The county covers an area of 3,075 sq km – making it one of the largest shire counties
  • Dunsop Bridge in the Ribble Valley is the centre of the British Isles
  • Preston is one of England’s newest Cities and in 2012 it celebrated the Preston Guild, which only happens every 20 years and is England’s oldest festival
  • The Leeds Liverpool Canal – Britain’s longest – flows through large parts of the county
  • The mill towns of Blackburn and Burnley were the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century
  • You can see Blackburn and Burnley from the famous Pendle Hill. The hill is only 165ft shy of also being called a mountain
  • Bashall Town, near Clitheroe, is England’s smallest town
  • Blackpool Illuminations comprise an amazing one million lamps in various types and styles and cost £2.4 million to stage
  • Lancaster Castle belongs to the Queen and still has prisoners and a sitting court
  • In Garstang in October 2007, the world’s biggest hotpot was created to help launch Taste Lancashire 08. It is in the Guinness World Records.

Did you know Masterflex is based in Lancashire but can deliver to all areas of the UK and Ireland?

For more information about the products Masterflex manufacture then have a look online.

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: hayley@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com

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Good luck Hayley

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This week is the last week at Masterflex for Hayley, our Marketing Co-Ordinator.

Hayley starts her new role as Commercial Assistant with a different company at the start of December.

Over the last 18 months, she has worked on the E-shots that are sent out on a monthly basis, visited many different exhibitions,  and blogged regularly though social media.

We would like to thank Hayley for her work and commitment during her time with us and wish her all the best for the future!

It is back to work as normal for the rest of Masterflex manufacturing flexible hoses and ducting to suit a wide variety of industries.

If you use hoses in your job but are unsure what type of hoses or ducting is best for you, contact us and we can help you choose the right product.

For more information on our product range contact Masterflex UK

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

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

GOOD BYE MASTERFLEX

Are you mobile friendly?

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Masterflex are mobile friendly

Here at Masterflex, we have made some small alterations to our website, making it easier for you to contact us using your mobile phone.

These changes will allow you to view www.masterflex-uk.com on any mobile device.

What does this mean for Masterflex customers?

Whether you are out shopping, at home or at work and need flexible hoses and ducting,

simply search ‘Masterflex UK’ through Google on your mobile phone and the information you need will be right in front of you.

If you find something that doesn’t work as expected, or just doesn’t seem right with the site,

we would be very interested to hear about it, so please contact Simon on 0161 626 8066 or email simon@masterflex-uk.com

There are other ways to get in touch.

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 www.masterflex-uk.com

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