Leading cable and pipe seal manufacturer Roxtec Ltd has appointed a new power and process industries technical manager.
In his new role for the Greater Manchester-based business, Stephen Hardcastle will help to further build the Roxtec presence in a wide range of industrial sectors.
Stephen has a strong background in a number of industries, including the production and delivery of specialist chemicals and gases, in roles ranging from sales and business development to account and quality management.
Swedish owned Roxtec, which has its UK headquarters in Waterfold Business Park in Bury, continues to see growth in the power and process industries markets.
Roxtec’s cable and pipe seals are found widely in sectors ranging from mining and metals to the onshore oil, gas and petrochemical sectors as well as pulp and paper plants.
Its cable entry seals are ideal for field-based terminal boxes, electric heat trace cabinets, remote I/O cabinets, DCS/PLC cabinets and other high cable density applications in harsh environments.
Roxtec is also playing its role in energy transition, working on renewable hybrid projects as well as energy storage and balancing of transmission and distribution grids. The company is also active in the wind, solar and nuclear power sectors.
Roxtec UK managing director Clive Sharp said: “We’re really pleased to welcome Stephen to our team. He has a wide range of experience and will have a key role in helping deliver further growth for the business in the power and process industries markets, which play such a major part in our long-term growth strategy.”
Stephen said: “Roxtec’s innovation and the sheer breadth of its work make this such an attractive job. The business is known across the world for its engineering excellence and a big part of my job is getting out there to support our customers, helping them find the solutions that really work for them.”
Roxtec’s cable and pipe seals are used to protect people and assets from multiple hazards including fire, flooding, the risk of explosion and electromagnetic disturbances. Key benefits include durability, reliability and flexibility.
Another benefit of using Roxtec seals is the Roxtec Transit Designer software, which enables users to select the right sealing solution and design hundreds of cable and pipe transits in just a few minutes.
The software has more than 40,000 users worldwide helping companies reduce risk, improve safety and save engineering time.
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Roxtec was founded in Sweden in 1990. It is now the global leader in the manufacture of innovative cable and pipe transit systems, supplying many of the world’s biggest firms. It is active in more than 80 markets with a turnover of more than £173million employing more than 800 staff across 28 subsidiaries. Roxtec’s UK headcount now stands at 20.
Roxtec’s products are designed to seal openings for cables and pipes, and are used to protect people, buildings and equipment from multiple hazards.
Its key market sectors include Marine, Oil and Gas, Telecoms, Construction, Power (generation, distribution and transmission) OEM (e.g. trains, engines, motors, generators) and the Process Industries.
Roxtec has a Triple-A credit rating and is actively expanding into new areas offering innovative and safe sealing solutions to a variety of industries.