SPAL Automotive, leading Italian owned global brand, and designer and manufacturer of high quality electric fans and blowers, is targeting the strong home delivery market in the UK with its brushless technology axial fans.

With the drive for energy efficiency to offset the rising cost of fuel and increased investment in low and zero emission vehicles, components need to contribute to the need to reduce the power load and the overall weight of a vehicle. SPAL has taken this on board with a low power high performance fan which draws considerably less power compared to a traditional fan, while reaching significantly improved electrical efficiency.
A key development in SPAL fans which will make them of value to transport and logistics in the refrigerated sector is the longevity of performance, which stands at over 30,000 hours running time and this is unmatched by any other cooling fan on the market.
SPAL axial fans owe their extended life to brushless technology. Fewer moving parts means a more dynamic performance and greater durability as there are no extraneous parts to wear away. Meanwhile adaptive smart technology allows the motor to sense optimum performance regardless of the external environment, or the location in which the component is installed. The sealed motor unit is impervious to the weather and the proximity of extremes of heat and cold. This means that a SPAL fan can operate in a confined space, cool the engine and a refrigerated unit and not be affected whether in stationery traffic or when it’s docked in a trailer park.
As more home delivery fleets take to the roads, an estimated additional 7,000 vehicles every year, the introduction of a long life fan offers a clear advantage and helps guard against the threat of refrigeration failure.
For further information about your specialist requirements, contact Kevin Aldrich at SPAL UK on (01905) 613 714 or

Chartered accountants Clement Keys has appointed Nicola Clemow to the newly-created role of marketing & business development manager.
The post has been created as part of an on-going investment in developing the firm’s position as a leading independent provider of accountancy and financial services.
Nicola has over 10 years’ experience in the accountancy profession having previously worked with two national accountancy firms in the North West and the West Midlands.
Nicola will be responsible for formulating and managing a marketing strategy that will focus on winning new business and ensuring clients receive a high level of service.
Partner Simon Atkins said: “We operate in an increasingly competitive market and Nicola’s appointment will help us differentiate ourselves from the competition and ensure that our services remain relevant and responsive to our clients needs.”

Editor’s notes:
Established in 1885, chartered accountants Clement Keys offer a range of general accountancy, auditing and business advice services. Specialist services include taxation planning, property service charges, pension schemes, charities and not for profit organisations, entertainment and sport, fully listed, AIM and PLUS Markets businesses and European and Local Authority auditing.
Accountancy Firm of the Year 2009 (6-25 partners), Medium Accountancy Firm of the Year 2008 (6-15 partners) and Accountancy firm of the Year (up to 10 partners) in 2003 and 2005 – as voted for by members of the West Midlands region of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) – Clement Keys now has 10 partners and is a member of IGAF Polaris, one of the world’s largest international accounting affiliations for independent professional accounting services.

The KBSA has welcomed the news that a degree aimed specifically at the kitchen design industry is to be launched next year.

The Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom, National Training Group, which is supported by the KBSA has been working alongside Buckinghamshire New University to shape the degree which will be open to students in September 2013.

Graham Ball KBSA CEO said, “This is great news for our industry and a landmark development in the provision of relevant and recognisable training standards for KBB professionals.

These graduates would be an asset to any company and we hope that everyone will support the degree by publicising it to potential students and consider the part time options for their own staff.”

Renee Mascari, Chief Executive, Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom, National Training Group added, “There is a real sense of excitement within the industry about this project, something well overdue. “This is a great outcome for kitchen designers, an opportunity to upskill those already working as kitchen designers as well as recruit new entrants into the KBB sector.

“The NTG has worked very hard to create a pathway for kitchen design and this totally supports our efforts to ensure the relevant NVQ’s are in place to underpin this degree course.”

The course has been developed with the support of industry leaders such as Johnny Grey (Johnny Grey Studios and joint course director of the course), The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, Hettich and Miele. Other partners include Lago and The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA).
The degree is a two-year full-time or three-year part-time qualification. It will add academic credence to a booming profession, and offers participants the chance to study across all aspects of the profession, from contextual and historical studies, through to sales and marketing, design aesthetics, ergonomics and much more.

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