Derbyshire, UK-based AutoRIM is one of the smaller machinery makers on the world stage. It has its own range of low pressure machinery and is the UK agent for Hennecke. Simon Robinson went to investigate.
AutoRIM is a small polyurethane machinery maker based in Whaley Bridge, in a picturesque area which nestles in the folds of the UK’s Pennine Chain between the Roman spa town of Buxton and Macclesfield, a silk town on the way to Manchester.
The company was founded by Philip Hindson in 2005, and it very shortly afterwards became the exclusive Hennecke agent in the UK and Ireland.
Hindson, managing director, explains: “I visited every polyurethane exhibition and looked at the Hennecke stand. I thought the machinery looked good. I got on well with Volker Brueninghaus who came along when we were independent and said ‘can’t we make this work?’ and within three months we were signing contracts.”
What is Hennecke like to work with? “Hennecke is straightforward to deal with, you ask them for X, they deliver, you pay them, everybody smiles,” said Hindson.
Working with principals
AutoRIM acts as the UK service arm of Hennecke and supports the installed base of Hennecke equipment in the UK and Ireland including CSM, high-pressure resin transfer moulding, dual hardness cushion production, and slab stock, metal face production continuous lines as well as flexible faced insulation board.
Hindson’s firm also produces its own low-pressure foam and elastomer…