Gongs galore for filter firm

STAFF at a Dewburybased company have won a string of awards for their work in engine filtration.

Racor Filter Division Europe, based at the Shaw Cross Business Park, won an environmental award from a manufacturing body.

Their triumph in the regional green and growth category comes after they won a green efficiency gong at the same event last year.

The annual Future Manufacturing Awards are organised by the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), an industry watchdog.

Racor Filter, part of Parker Hannifin Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, won this year for their work on an engine crankcase ventilator.

It is a smaller, lighter, more economical and maintains engine performance better than other crankcase ventilators.

Research into the idea was part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme.

Racor Filtor also won five awards from eight nominations at a Kirklees Council Excellence in the Environment bash.

The crankcase ventilator, meanwhile, won the Grand Prix prize for Innovation at the British Engineering Excellence Awards.

Called a SuperImpactor, it is designed to improve engine performance while cutting emissions.

Parker Racor fuel product manager Adam Pearce said: “We’re extremely pleased to have won these prestigious awards.

“Our development team is focused on providing cutting edge solutions that help reduce the impact engine emissions have.”

Andy Tuscher, EEF Regional Director North, said: “Parker Hannifin have seized the business opportunities offered by the green agenda. They are helping towards the UK’s effort to develop a low carbon economy. Congratulations to their entire team on this impressive success.”

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