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Walker Filtration Student Chemist Flourishes During University Placement

PUBLISHED Thursday, April 12 2018

In September Walker Filtration welcomed Leeds University Chemistry student, Thomas Brown, to our Head Office in Washington, Tyne and Wear to complete a one-year industry placement. Thomas’ placement is within the technical department, working on several projects which involve various areas of the business. As Thomas approaches the last quarter of his placement, we caught up with him to discuss his progress.

‘I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Walker Filtration, it has been invaluable to put into practise the theory based learning I have acquired from university. The company has allowed me to work with other teams outside of the technical department on cross functional tasks, as well as leading my own project on microfibre technologies and the chemistry involved in filtration media. I was delighted to contribute to the research and development of one of the core components of Walker Filtration’s product base, and feel that I have made a real impact within the company.”

“I felt the Walker Filtration ‘family’ culture as soon as I arrived on my first day. As there is a graduate scheme here, it was great to connect with people of a similar age and to help me settle in. Throughout the business, help is always available if needed, and I have regular meeting updates with my senior co-workers who aid in keeping my projects focused and provide support to ensure I can produce successful conclusive results. After university I would like to complete my Master’s Degree in Chemistry and either take up a graduate position in a Research and Development role, or quite possibly a PhD in Chemistry.”

Group General Manager, Lianne Walker MBE (MBA), commented “Thomas is testament to how valuable it is to integrate work placements into university studies. He has developed his skillset and has been a real asset to the company, bringing in fresh ideas and theory to the technical department. I know he’ll be successful as he returns to university to complete his degree and as he begins his professional career.”

Walker Filtration would like to wish Thomas the very best of luck in the success of his placement year, university studies and future career.

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Walker Filtration Celebrates 15 Years of BCAS Membership

PUBLISHED Wednesday, April 11 2018

Walker Filtration were pleased to collect our British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) Continuous Membership Award yesterday, marking 15 years of membership. The award reflects our commitment to excellence and the position we hold as a center for design, manufacture, export and distribution within the industry.The British Compressed Air Society is the only UK technical trade association open to manufacturers, distributors and end users of compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic tools and allied products. This fantastic partnership offers unbiased advice on compressed air and vacuum legislation, technical standards, education, compliance, safety and matters. Walker Filtration look forward to many more succesful years as BCAS members.

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Storm Emma Causes Disruption

PUBLISHED Friday, March 2 2018

Due to adverse weather conditions affecting many areas of the UK, there has been some disruptions to service and deliveries.

Our teams at Walker Filtration are making every effort to ensure your normal service level is maintained as quickly as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our valued customers, please contact your Account Manager if you have questions or queries.

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Walker Filtration Announce New Owners

PUBLISHED Thursday, March 1 2018

We are pleased to announce that on March 1st, 2018, the Atlas Copco Group signed a contract with the Walker Family for the acquisition of the Walker Filtration Group. Walker Filtration will continue to act as a separate and independent business within the Atlas Copco family of companies as part of the Medical Gas division, there are no planned changes in trading details.

Together with our new shareholders we have a single vision, to continue to focus on our valued customers and ensure that we provide world class filtration products on a global scale.   Our aim is to remain at the forefront of the industry and the new Group will allow us to invest further in developing technologies, process and engineering solutions to assure you of optimal performance.

We look forward to taking advantage of the opportunities for growth available to us. This new partnership will enable us to take our next step in operational excellence. 

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