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Bon Voyage!

Here at Gibbons Agricultural we’re brushing up on our French and preparing for our first exhibition at SIMA, Paris. One of the largest Agricultural shows in the world, there will be around 232,000 visitors from 135 countries! Having manufactured and supplied our agricultural fans all across Europe for many years, its high-time we exhibited at the show, where we are looking forward to meeting potential and [...]

2019-01-18T13:08:13+00:00Agricultural|

Goodbye Thermal Underwear, Hello the NEC!

Ditching our thermal underwear for the first time this year, the Gibbons Agricultural team were delighted to exhibit from the warm and dry of Birmingham’s NEC at this year’s LAMMA show. We had some first-rate conversations with visitors at the UK’s largest agricultural show and enjoyed the opportunity to let them know about the comprehensive range of Agricultural products and services we have on offer. The [...]

2019-01-16T16:17:26+00:00Uncategorised|

Celebrating 50 Years of Engineering Excellence

Put on your party hat and crack open the Champagne – it’s our Birthday! And it’s not just any Birthday, it’s our 50th! Let’s ‘rewind’ to our beginnings… Half a century ago, friends Wilfred Gibbons and Roy Templeman, with the help of Wilfred’s son Martin, formed T.G. Consultancy – a company specialising in electric motor rewinds and repairs. As business prospered, customers began to request [...]

New Year, New Website

After months of work, we’re excited to launch our new website this January 2019! Over the years, the range of products and services we have on offer has grown tremendously, which is great as it enables us to help you with just about anything. Unfortunately, our old website couldn’t quite keep up with us, and had become rather cluttered and difficult to navigate. We’ve therefore thought [...]

2019-01-08T09:33:26+00:00Uncategorised|

Looking Back – the Year of Engineering 2018

2018 is nearly over, and we’re looking back at the great year we have had as an official partner of the Year of Engineering. The Year of Engineering is a government campaign to celebrate engineering and inspire young people to consider the many and varied opportunities a career in engineering could offer them. As a company that has helped countless young people in Essex qualify [...]

Emergency Support even on Christmas Day

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so here at Gibbons Engineering Group our offices and workshops will be shut from close of business on Monday 24th December until 8am on Wednesday 2nd January. We know that many of you will continue to run throughout the festive period so, as always, we will be available 24/7 to offer emergency support if your electric motor-driven process fails. [...]

2019-01-10T11:51:06+00:00Uncategorised|

Year of Engineering Service at Westminster Abbey

Our Marketing Manager Nadya Damhar attended a service at Westminster Abbey on 22nd November to celebrate the Year of Engineering 2018. Led by the Dean of Westminster the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, the service was the first of its kind. The event recognised and celebrated the work of engineers and thanked them for their continued contribution to progress and society. Being an official partner for the Year [...]

Gibbons Agricultural Preparing for LAMMA in the New Year

After a successful couple of days at the Midlands Machinery Show this month, here at Gibbons Agricultural we are looking forward to our second appearance at LAMMA, the UK’s largest agricultural and machinery show, on 8th and 9th January 2019. Held for the first time at Birmingham’s NEC, visitors to the Gibbons stand (8.412) will be able to view our latest products, from the 0.13-2.2 kW aluminium fans we have been [...]

2019-01-10T11:51:30+00:00Agricultural|

Making New Fans at the Midlands Machinery Show

It was a busy couple of days for Gibbons Engineering Group last week at the Midlands Machinery Show, where we joined 300 other businesses to showcase our popular Agricultural range. The show, which runs for two days each November and features the latest innovations in agricultural machinery, was bigger than ever this year and the perfect place for us to exhibit [...]

2019-01-14T10:55:26+00:00Agricultural|

Will a variable-speed drive save me money?

When it comes to saving money in electric motor-driven processes, we find that many businesses are initially sceptical about the benefits of variable-speed drives. That’s despite VSDs being commonplace in all industries and able to reduce energy consumption by as much as 60%. As if proof were needed, automation giant ABB has created the EnergySave Calculator, an interactive application allowing users to compare the efficiency of [...]

5 of the Most Common Swimming Pool Pump Problems

As a crucial element of keeping the water clean and safe, a swimming pool pump does a great job. When everything’s running swimmingly, you may not give your pool pump a second thought. However, ignore the device at your peril as a pump failure could leave your pool redundant. These are five of the most common swimming pool pump problems you should look out for and [...]

Gibbons Joins Elite Group of Anglian Water Equipment and Service Providers

Gibbons Engineering Group is delighted to announce that it has been invited to join the Anglian Water mechanical and electrical (M&E) framework for the awarding of planned and emergency work at local AW sites. This means Gibbons is one of a select number of the most knowledgeable and experienced companies to be allocated M&E projects for Anglian Water. Via an online interface, Gibbons’ quoting and [...]

10 Ways UVC can Improve your HVAC System

With the summer months upon us and the mercury rising, how is your building’s HVAC system performing? If it’s not up to scratch then there may be a very good reason. Inefficient air-handling equipment may struggle to achieve the required indoor conditions, resulting in rising energy bills and increased maintenance requirement – not to mention an uncomfortable, unproductive and unhappy workforce. Biofilm is a slimy substance caused [...]

CoilCare® Could Help Building Occupants in Polluted Areas

World Health Organization data has revealed that 47 towns and cities in the UK have reached or exceeded its air pollution limits. It’s unsurprising that the largest cities such as London and Manchester are among those exceeding the limits, but it’s alarming to see the likes of Scunthorpe, Norwich and York joining them. The threat of pollution naturally causes concerns about the quality of air outside, [...]

Could THIS be Growing on your Air Handling Unit?

The cooling coil of a HVAC system’s air handling unit offers a moist environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, viruses and mould. When these contaminants build up, the resulting slimy matter – known as biofilm – reduces equipment efficiency and jeopardises the health, wellbeing and productivity of building occupants. So if you’ve never had your building’s air handling units cleaned, then prepare to be [...]

3 Major Benefits of UVC in Public Buildings

There’s been a lot written recently about the disinfecting properties of ultraviolet-C (UVC) light, with several articles in the national press last weekend reporting that it’s possible to kill off the influenza virus if the technology is properly applied. Based on a study in Scientific Reports, these articles are highlighting the potential for UVC to be used in buildings such as schools, hospitals, surgeries, airports and [...]

Drive Hire – 7 Steps to get you up and Running Again

When a variable-speed drive in your electric motor-driven application fails, every minute of downtime costs you money in lost production. Not only do you risk failing to fulfil orders, you’re paying operatives who are unable to work. That’s where Gibbons’ Drive Hire service comes in, with ABB variable-speed drives available for immediate hire to enable you to return your process to operation in the shortest [...]

2019-01-10T11:57:09+00:00Drive Hire|

Wireless Grain Cooling Enabled with Plug&Cool

Farmers looking to save time and money using wireless grain cooling this harvest can now get everything they need in one handy package from Gibbons Agricultural Fans. New for 2018, our Plug&Cool Barn System allows wireless grain cooling with farmers being able to automatically manage crop temperature from a single control panel. Wireless probes placed in the grain pile communicate continuously with the control panel [...]

National Apprenticeship Week 2018: Why Choose Engineering?

Not only is it National Apprenticeship Week, 2018 also marks the Year of Engineering. As a company that has opened its doors to local young people for decades, we’re supporting these government-led initiatives by highlighting the benefits of an engineering career. So why choose engineering? Make a difference Engineers change people’s lives. They create solutions to problems. They build products and machines that save lives and keep people [...]

Year of Engineering 2018 – Inspiring the Next Generation

Year 6 pupils from Tollesbury Primary School got hands-on experience of a career in engineering as we hosted a special event at our offices and workshops this week. We welcomed 23 children for a morning of inspiring activities as part of our Year of Engineering 2018 partnership. The Year of Engineering scheme is a government-led initiative to encourage young people to consider a career in engineering, and the tasks were [...]