Come Experience Our Technology Open Day – 15 September
Steve Hayes with Sir Albert Bore
In response to the positive feedback we received from our open day last year, which we held to celebrate Sorion’s 25th anniversary, we are hosting a Technology Open Day where we will be providing a number of technical demonstrations.
The event will take place between 09.00 and 17.00 on Thursday 15 September at our offices . It will be a relaxed and enjoyable day where customers, suppliers and business associates will be able to drop by at a time convenient to them.
We will be providing food and drink throughout the day and we would be delighted if you and your colleagues were able to attend. So that we can verify timings and numbers, we’d be grateful if you could confirm whether you and any of your colleagues will be joining us and at roughly what time. Please contact Samantha on 0121 454 8966 / email@example.com.
We hope you can make it, as we truly believe it will be an enjoyable event.
Sorion Welcomes 7 New Team Members
We have been working hard on recruiting talented people in the first half of 2016 as we are undergoing a prolonged period of growth with new contract wins and customer gains.
Our recruitment drive has focused on strengthening in depth our management team, investing in our administration function whist also providing talented undergraduates with an opportunity to gain a 12-month work placement.
We are delighted to welcome to our team:
- Tyler Innes – Software Manager
- Steve Follett – Manufacturing Manager
- Ian Siddall – Project Manager
- Samantha Skinner – Administration Clerk
- Katy Deighton – Accounts Clerk & Receptionist
- Lina Ragauskaite – Undergraduate Software Engineer from Coventry University
- Jamie Suter – Undergraduate Software Engineer from Coventry University
Details of current vacancies can be found here.
Sorion Launch New Interface – Pyxis P20IO
We provide a range of interfacing technologies specifically designed to provide those missing functions required in the delivery of real time control and data acquisition systems.
The Pyxis P20IO is our latest USB based interface with 20 lines of real world I/O, USB and serial ports and is designed to allow a PC system to provide interface and control functions.
The Pyxis P20IO is fully supported by Sorion’s Sextans-RT control application and Orion Traceability database to allow deployment of large systems with full central management.
The Pyxis P20IO is plug-and-play with Microsoft Windows 10.
Delivery is typically 3 – 5 days when available in stock, and can be purchased directly from our online store.
Further information can be found in our Pyxis P20IO Data Sheet.
A Roller-coaster of Award Successes
Sorion win the Made in the Midland SME award 2016
On the evening of the 11th May, at the NEC Hilton hotel, the Made in the Midlands 2016 awards were held.
Sorion were shortlisted in the most contested category, SME Manufacturer of the year. It came as a great shock and extremely pleasant surprise to be announced the winner against such talented opposition.
Nick Hartt Systems Director commented: “I am very proud of the whole Sorion team and ourselves on winning the Made in the Midlands SME award. It’s nice to know that the commitment to product, customers, staff and the business is recognised and appreciated by others.”
This win meant Sorion was then shortlisted for the national award for Best Manufacturing Company of the Year, combining SMEs and large companies together which in total had a shortlist of fourteen companies.
On the night the award went to Jaguar Land Rover, a worthy winner investing heavily in product and staff development. Although we didn’t win, we feel honoured to have been shortlisted for the same award as Jaguar Land Rover.
Steve Hayes, Commercial Director commented: “I would like to congratulate the team at Sorion for getting us shortlisted for the Best Manufacturing Company of the Year Award at one of the UK’s largest national manufacturing awards ceremonies. “I couldn’t be more proud that Sorion made it to the national finals and I’m honoured to have been shortlisted for the Best Manufacturing Company of the Year Award.”
Further Capital Investment in 2016
June 2016 saw the completion of a second investment in our facilities in order to allow us to improve upon quality, lead times and to yield greater economies of scale for the direct benefit of our customers. Following-on from the work carried out in 2015 we have now further invested in an additional mezzanine floor complete with new air conditioned offices and additional new IT and telecommunications systems for the expanding design and support teams. We have also re-laid out our production areas to increase our production capacity and provide improved production flow.
Sorion’s improved production, design and support team areas
Another Successful Exhibition
Sorion’s Stand at Automechanika
We showcased our expertise in test equipment and process control solutions at Automechanika Birmingham which took place at the NEC on 7th, 8th and 9th of June.
The exhibition allowed us to meet potential new customers and catch-up with many of our current customers, suppliers and contacts.
Automechanika Birmingham was a great success for us and we are confident that we will gain new customers from the automotive industry as a direct result of our attendance.
Looking ahead, we are please to confirm that on 2nd and 3rd November we will be exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering Show which is taking place at the NEC in Birmingham.
The show is the UK’s largest annual gathering of manufacturers and supply chain engineers across every sector from OEMs and top tier manufacturing organisations.
We exhibited at Advanced Engineering in 2015 which proved to be positive and we are again hopeful for another successful show in 2016.
You can register to visit the Advanced Engineering Show for free here.