Wednesday 24th October 2018

Webster-Wilkinson Ltd hosted a seminar covering a wide range of topics related to the manufacture and theory behind the necessity for Bushings. The seminar was held at the Holiday Inn Telford TF3 4EH and lunch, was served at the Hotel, followed by a tour of Webster Wilkinson Factory in Telford

This free event, was supported by the Association, in order to help inform and educate members of the Association as well as engineers, quality (QC/QA) personnel and asset managers from our Industry.

kA Testing

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

kA Testing Ltd held an Open Day at their premises in New Basford Nottingham on Wednesday 23rd May
During the Open Day EIA Members and their CUSTOMERS visited a well-equipped, UKAS accredited test facility, to see first hand the specific testing which kA Testing Ltd, an EIA Member, can offer including:

Electrical – Particle Discharge, Lightning Impulse & Power Frequency.
Mechanical – Tensile, Compression, Flexural, Impact, Charpy, Izod, Static Load, Torsional, Shock Load
Environmental – Salt Spray, Accelerated Aging, Climatic, Ingress Protection.
Flammability – Flame and Glow Wire.
Demonstrations of several of the tests, felt most relevant to our industry, were demonstrated during the tour.
The seminar was followed by lunch at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Nottingham.


13 OCTOBER 2017



The 2017 social event was held in the vibrant city of Liverpool at the centrally positioned Hard Days Night Hotel, a Beatles themed hotel renowned for its quality. Members enjoyed a complimentary champagne reception in Hari’ s bar followed by a presentation by leading authority Joseph Sharples on the history of Liverpool through its architecture, before  enjoying dining in the Hard Days Night Suite.

Accommodation was provided in the hotels Luxury rooms including breakfast.





The EIA Autumn Social Event was held in the 4* Bailbrook House, a Grade II listed property, set within 20 acres of private grounds, with commanding views towards central Bath and the countryside.
As usual, by a free bar for guests, was available from 6 pm and 7 pm, the guests were entertained by a talk on Bath by an enthusiastic representative of ‘Tailored Walking Tours’. Dinner, preceded by champagne was served in the Lansdowne room. Up to two couples were given complimentary entry from each Member company and 39 people attended.
On the Saturday morning, many of the guests took advantage of one of those walking tours, although those who left it later in the day took a soaking for their troubles and had to take refuge in a local hostelry

CWIEME – 2016

The CWIEME was held in Berlin during second week of May 2016. To break the intensity of the exhibition, the EIA delegates liked to have some fun and let off steam. They also organised a guided bike tour of former Soviet East Berlin to include Alexanderplatz, Karl Marx Allee, Café Moskau, Friedrichshain and Berlin Wall’s East Side Gallery, ending up with a stein or two in a bierkeller.

Langtec receive the Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2012

The presentation took place on 21 September at the Langtec premises in Accrington. There were guests from the USA, France & Ireland for a couple of days of celebration, culminating in the presentation and a party at a nearby hotel for our guests, all our staff and their partners.

A very full but very enjoyable and incredibly proud couple of days for all the employees at Langtec Ltd.
The photograph shows (from the left) Bob Berry, Lord Shuttleworth (Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire), who made the presentation on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, Andrew Turner and the Worshipful Mayor of Hyndburn, Cllr John Broadley, who represented Accrington.

Bob and Andrew met the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 13 November.



26 September 2018 at 10.30 am


The meeting will take place in the Prince of Wales Room at the National Coal Mining Museum, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH.   Refreshments will be available from 10 am onwards.  A hot lunch will be served followed by desert and tea or coffee, from 12.30 pm. 
After lunch members will listen to a talk given by one of the mining engineers followed by an underground tour in two groups, lasting approximately one hour, as well as surface exhibitions.


24 January 2018 at 10.30 am

The meeting will take place in the Hexagon Room The Lowry, Pier 8 Salford Quays, M50 3AZ.
Refreshments will be available from 10 am onwards.  A hot fork buffet lunch will be served followed by desert and tea or coffee, from 12.30 pm.
Members can spend time in the afternoon exploring the Lowry Arts and Entertainment Centre


Holiday Inn and Veolia

27 September 2017


On 27th Septemeber 2017 the EIA held their Autumn meeting in the Salmon Suite of the Holiday Inn Birmingham North, Cannock, followed by a hot buffet lunch served in the hotel restaurant.  The meeting was well attended and there was good participation in a full agenda.

Following the meeting, members transferred to the Veolia waste recycling power plant for what proved to be a very interesting and informative meeting.


Veolia Environmental Services opened this 26 MW waste to energy facility in May 2014.  It will process around 300,000 tonnes of residual waste each year in Staffordshire.  The facility was developed as a part of Staffordshire County Council’s target of sending zero waste to landfill, while maximising recycling.