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Industry News

  1. December 30, 2020

    Wind turbines create record breaking electricity following Storm Bella

    Record breaking electricity has been generated from wind turbines this Boxing Day as result of Storm Bella. Providing 50.7% of Great Britain’s electricity on the day, the 100mph winds exceeded previous records from August 21st this year. The electricity was also generated by 21.1% nuclear power and 14.6% fossil gas.

    The last decade has been described to have experienced a ‘renewables revolution’ by a Drax Electric Insights spokesperson and the news has further encouraged Government priorities for energy saving and sustainable energy.

    A Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial revolution, introduced by the Government in November, pledged for every home in the UK to be powered by offshore wind, anticipating a surge in power produced reaching 40GW by 2030. On the list we were also presented with the Green Homes Grant scheme and new and advanced nuclear power.

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  2. December 09, 2020

    Delays at Shipping Ports

    As you may be aware following recent news headlines, there are currently serious issues at UK shipping ports due to COVID-19 and Brexit stockpiling.

    This is affecting our stock flow and despite our best efforts, pre orders, special order and back order items are seeing some delays.

    This can affect any item, including those coming from our UK suppliers, where their manufacturing is based outside of the UK

    We are doing our best to keep our customers updated, however the situation is ever changing and we are given little notice of changes.

    We will email you upon despatch on your order.

    Please note, this only affects items which are out of stock at time of purchase.

    Stocked items are shipped same working day for orders received prior to 3pm.

    We thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

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  3. October 28, 2020

    Allendale joins 'Love Hoddesdon'

    Helping to improve our local area and work together with local businesses”

    We are pleased to announce that we have joined the “Love Hoddesdon” team. They raise around £100k a year from 200 businesses in the town to fund work to help local businesses prosper and attract more shoppers & visitors to the town and we cannot wait to get more involved!

    Allendale was founded in Hoddesdon and has been our headquarters home since 2003. Recently awarded with ‘Business of the Year – East Herts’ at the Herts Chamber event 2019, our company is thriving, with our own manufacturing and distribution facilities in the USA and China.

    Read more about ‘Love Hoddesdon’ and what they do here - https://www.lovehoddesdon.co.uk

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  4. October 04, 2019

    Celebrating National Manufacturing Day



    Today we celebrate those who continue to develop products and unlock new technologies, growing our economy. Manufacturing businesses create jobs through entrepreneurship, and their competitiveness revitalises Manufacturing across all four corners of the world.

    Today’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduates will power the next chapter of production and innovation for the next generation of manufacturing professionals. We are proud to supply a large number of Manufacturing businesses with precision Engineering equipment and metrology tools from leading brands from our key partners.

    Browse our Machine DRO store to see our full range of measuring tools for all precision measuring applications, alternatively, you can contact our Technical
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  5. August 23, 2019

    Out of this World - Metrology Tools that Supported the Moon Landing



    History was made on July 20th 1969 as the first man walked on the moon, all thanks to the Apollo Program which changed the world we live in now in terms of technologies and engineering. The program was a huge accomplishment for engineering and due to its success, it resulted in a massive overhaul of new technologies and products coming into the world. Off the back of the Apollo Program, they stimulated multiple areas of technology (over 1,800 products, in fact), these include; the CAT scanner, computer microchip, cordless power tools, joysticks, and satellite television.

    Here are some stats from the Saturn V rocket which went into space:

    • The Saturn V rockets that launched Apollo 11 into space was 363 feet tall, weighed 6.2 million pounds and took 7.5 million pounds of thrust to get the Armstrong and his team off of Earth.

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  6. June 25, 2019

    The Allendale Group Become Award Winners



    We're over the moon with winning Business of the Year - East Herts and coming 2nd in Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year &'Business of the Year - Small to Medium at the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2019.

    The judges said “A great, innovative business standing out from the competition. The business was very impressive, with its strong growth and future prospects, its innovative and responsible approach to its customers and in meeting and overcoming the various challenges the business has faced. Allendale is a most worthy winner!”

    We’re very proud of this achievement, as well as being named as finalists for 7 awards, and it reflects well on the hard work put in by everyone at the Allendale Group. Congratulations to all the finalists & winners, it was a fantastic evening for everyone involved.
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  7. May 20, 2019

    Celebrating World Metrology Day 2019



    May 20th 2019 marks the day of celebration for World Metrology Day – it’s an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention in 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications.

    We take Metrology seriously and this is reflected on our vast array of precision Metrology/Engineering Tools on our website, which can be found by clicking here.
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  8. January 22, 2019

    Product Training with Bowers Group on the Sylvac Bluetooth (IoT Ready) Range



    We welcomed key partners, Bowers Group to our Hertfordshire showroom for some very interesting product & technical training on the new Sylvac Bluetooth (IoT ready) metrology tool range. Pioneers of connected metrology, Sylvac are proud to launch the 2nd Bluetooth® Technology generation on its instrument ranges for more possibilities and easier connection.

    With added connection profiles come with added benefits, such as:

    - Manage the calibration date and enable a warning for overdue date of calibration.

    - Monitor the battery life.

    - Easily find the instrument with the blinking display function.

    - Personalise the functions of your instruments: button’s functions / lock or restrict some functions.

    - Save the personalised functions (pre-set, tolerances, measurement
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  9. November 05, 2018

    Beware: Fake ALFA Units in Circulation



    On behalf of the Allendale Group and ALFA products, please be aware of fake ALFA WIFI Units on the UK market place (including eBay & Amazon) and do not get caught out by these inferior replicas. We are a fully accredited authorised distributor of ALFA products and we only sell genuine ALFA products across our WIFI Antenna, GSM Antenna & CCTV Antenna stores.

    If you have recently purchased ALFA products from anywhere apart from the Allendale Group, we encourage you to check the serial number of the ALFA unit(s) and get verification that your product is genuine and not a fake.

    Please click here to browse our genuine ALFA stock, alternatively you can speak to our Product Specialist on 01992 455922.
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  10. February 19, 2018

    Interview with a Soldering Expert

    Aoyue 60W Digital Soldering Station

    Randy Rubinstein, the managing director of our US Partners, SRA Soldering, was recently interviewed by Joshua Bardwell. SRA Soldering Products have been established since 1962. With continued growth in the soldering industry, they offer a wide range of soldering products and service and their technical advice and experience is outstanding.

    Joshua hosts a popular youtube channel dedicated to Drone Racing, covering all aspects of flight including soldering. The video focuses on gleaning invaluable advice from Randy - a true soldering expert.

    During the interview, Randy gives helpful tips and guidance on the best equipment for the job. Randy and Joshua discuss types of solder, temperatures, equipment, safety and much more

    You can watch the interview here
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