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Hi-Vac Engineering is an established manufacturer of scientific equipment in the East Sussex area, with full ISO 9001:2008 accreditation and clients both around the UK and in Europe. The company is continuing to increase its international presence, and have recently added clients in China, Hong Kong and the Middle East to their customer base.

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This expansion has led to investment in two brand new machines; an XYZ 1510 large 4-axis Vertical Machining Centre, which has 1.5 meters of travel and a 32 station auto tool changer and is complete with the 2015 version of the Siemens 828Dshopmill controls. To meet increased demand for manufacturing UHV seals, an additional M701 Cold Welder is now on site. This continued investment will ensure that the exceptional level of quality expected by customers is maintained.

At the start of the year, the company welcomed three new staff members to the team; experienced CNC machinist Dave Clement, Paul McGarvie, who is responsible for the logistics side of the business, and Dr Marcus Hughes, who is working closely with synchrotron customers and will be taking a leading role in forthcoming development projects.

Following the success enjoyed by Hivac Engineering at last year’s Vacuum Expo Exhibition and Conference at the Ricoh Area in Coventry, Managing Director Paul Lennard is pleased to confirm that a team from the company will be in attendance at this year’s event on both the 14th and 15th October at stand W01.