Plenty of Action in Women’s MX

After 4 rounds, the BWMA 2019 series is gaining momentum on the track. With the new format this year there are more chances of prizes for all the girls competing.

Louise Power Icelanic MX Champion Gyoa
Louise Powell lends Icelandic MX champion her KTM! A great honour.

Round 5 of the 2019 series will take place on 14th July at Ollerton (a change of fixture) but we have witnessed ups and down both on and off the track.

Charlotte Hall in the 3rd round after a tense time on the start line was loaned a replacement bike. In the first lap came off and has fractured her shoulder. We wish her a speedy recovery. Her disappointment in not finishing the season was massive.

What a great photo of the top 5 Adults in the 4th Round

Proladies group pic
Durston, Saunders, Gowland, King and Garrood (l-r)

This season has seen some great racing throughout the field in all classes, The BWMA has encouraged one little 65cc rider, 9 year old Poppy Banning to register this year. Here she is with Chelsea, who is just one of the women riders Poppy aspires too.

Unfortunately the numbers are down for the 2019 British Women’s Motocross despite the success of the championship last year and of the history making efforts of our Great Britain team in Europe. This is due to a number of factors, injury being the biggest with great riders like Leonni Tighe, Ciara Robertson, Ellie Sleightholme, Elisha Elliott to name a few out for the season. However that is giving the other riders a chance to compete for a top spot on the podium.

Jaysi and Grace dominating the Youth Class Holeshot

Adult Ladies Championship
1st Chelsea Gowland 160pts
2nd Marni Saunders 152pts
3rd Catherine King 147pts
4th Kayleigh Durston 144pts
5th Jaymee Garrood 133pts
6th Bethany Allison 131pts
7th Esme King 123pts
8th Louise Powell 105pts
9th Vicky Marriott 103pts
10th Grace Bates 103pts

Exhausted Ellie sleeping with her trophy after FatCats

Youth Girls Championship
1st Jaysi Austin 180pts
2nd Grace Packman 162pts
3rd Katie Morgan 150pts
4th Beanie Reece 141pts
5th Autumn Jenkinson 135pts
6th Sophie Jones 125pts

Rising Stars 65cc
1st Poppy Banning 123pts
2nd Ellie Davidson 121pts

You can read the all race reports of the BWMA Westermans International British Womens MX Championship 2019 in Dirt Hub magazine

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Used Column and Boom improves skill levels

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Why you should seriously consider buying used machines…

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2019 BWMA Championship

Westermans International Ltd, for the 3rd year in a row, have sponsored The British Women’s Motocross Championship 2019

28th April is the first round at North Nibley when British girls will race in both Senior and Youth classes for the 2019 season.

Last year’s champion, Chelsea Gowland riding a new Redline Honda on loan from one of her sponsors will be defending her title and the chance to win £1500 top prize money.

As a dangerous sport there are a number of girls who cannot compete this year due to injuries sustained through motocross. We wish them all a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming them back next season.

Chelsea Gowland with Craig Westerman

To find out more about the championship, fixtures, prize money and results you can sign up to the WMXraceronline

You can also follow BWMA on Facebook

Thank you to all families, friends, Vicky and Howard Marriott for committing time and energy so that these dedicated girls now have a chance of entering the European Championships.

Vicky, Chelsea and Howard

If you are interested in sponsoring an individual rider or the part of the BWMA please get in touch. There are some great advertising benefits to be had around the country.

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Abbott Pressure Vessels Enhanced

Henry Price, Managing Director of Nottinghamshire-based Abbott & Co. (Newark) Ltd., is clear about the value of the refurbished welding and machining equipment available from Westermans International.

“Our work with Westermans International enables us to integrate new technology into the manufacture of our full range of pressure vessels in a very cost effective way – enhancing the performance and value of our service to customers.”

Henry Price, Abbott & Co (Newark) Ltd

Abbott & Co, which can trace its origins back to 1836, has worked closely with Westermans International since the Leicester-based company started offering refurbished equipment in the early 1960’s. Throughout this time, the organisation has grown its range of pressure vessels – including air receivers and surge vessels alongside other equipment such as heat exchangers – and prides itself on its British-made heritage, the quality of each unit and its ability to match solutions to exact customer needs.

“Importantly, Westermans is able to supply equipment that is central to our range of manufacturing processes and which not only fulfils specific operational needs, but does so at a fraction of the cost of new equipment,” continues Henry Price. “This means that we can continuously look to utilise advanced technology while maintaining a level of service and competitiveness that is at the heart of our success.”

Henry Price highlights two specific examples of equipment at Abbott & Co’s premises as good examples of these points in practice. The company operates an Esprit H2500 CNC plasma cutter which enables the efficient cutting out of pressure vessel shells to meet the varying design codes specified by customers. The company also operates a boom circle cutter system to create holes in pressure vessels that meet the requirements of a range of key industry standards including EN13445, PD5500 and ASME design codes.

At the same time, he highlights other purchases including a horizontal band saw and manipulator that have all helped Abbott & Co to expand both its capabilities and capacities – and all of which, he says, have been underscored by excellent service and support from Westermans.

Having built our own success on sourcing, refurbishing and supplying equipment that ranges from welding systems to a long list of associated units such as cutting and positioning stations our worldwide contacts underpin our ability to procure proven, good quality equipment – which typically becomes available as organisations look to expand or enhance their own capabilities. Once refurbished, we either supply immediately to meet a particular customer’s bespoke specification or place into stock to accommodate future demand, carrying out the refurbishment once ordered. With over 400 units available for immediate delivery both throughout the UK and overseas – this is key to our business.

Abbott & Co is an excellent example of a customer that is not only gaining from our services and approach but which also benefits from the building of a long term, trusted relationship that can meet its ongoing requirements over time.

We are delighted to be able to contribute to Abbott & Co’s long term and ongoing success.

Visit the website for more information on Abbott & Co. (Newark) Ltd and Pressure Vessels

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ProArc Distributorship Agreement UK + Ireland

New Westermans ProArc Distribution Agreement broadens UK and Ireland Opportunities

We are enhancing our services to customers in both the home and international markets with a sole UK and Ireland distributorship agreement for the ProArc range of cutting, welding and associated systems. Although a supplier into worldwide markets of equipment from the Taiwanese manufacturer for some 25 years, this latest move is set to strengthen availability and choice to our customers in the UK and Ireland, while also providing support where needed for the company’s European sales activity.

“ProArc has a well-established reputation in its field for high quality and value for money solutions – including welding systems, CNC drilling machines, CNC cutting machines and welding automation units – that are of note for many small and medium sized operations such as those involved in sheet metal applications,” says Mark Reaney, Westermans’ Technical Director who is pictured above at the ProArc facility.

“Because we are now able to underline our ability to provide solutions in this sector, we will not only enhance services to our own customers, but also strengthen ProArc’s own sales, especially in the UK and Ireland,” he adds. For some years we have focused on seam welding applications which, he believes, will help ProArc achieve greater success in these key markets.

We have built a leading reputation worldwide for the supply of carefully sourced and refurbished welding and associated equipment alongside sales of selected new systems. Although ProArc has long been part of the Westermans’ offer, the new distributorship agreement means a greater choice will be available – we will also now hold smaller ProArc units in stock while providing rapid access to machinery that fulfils larger installation needs. In all cases, Westermans’ proven support capability, from the ability to tailor installations to meet exact needs, to the supply of spare parts, is fully available to support the range.

We stock a broad range of ProArc products – from CNC plasma and gas cutting systems, longitudinal seam welding machines and bench-type lathe welding designs to welding positioners and pipe rotators, a number of units will be set-up for viewing and demonstration at our Leicester premises.

While the greater availability of ProArc equipment will be of relevance across manufacturing and engineering, there are a number of key markets where the development will be of particular note. These include automotive exhaust, vacuum component and cryogenic vessel manufacturing as well as water tank, aircraft component, flexible metal hose and sheet metal fabrication.

With more than 50 years’ experience to call on and with successful installations in over 60 countries, the name of ProArc is both well-established and highly respected – not least because of an ongoing commitment to research and development. We have been delighted to have had an excellent working relationship with the company for a significant part of its history, and now look forward to working more closely to achieve even greater success in a broad range of installations particularly in the UK and Irish markets.

Hunter Tseng, ProArc’s Regional Sales Manager, endorses these points. “ProArc has built a good reputation in the European market with the cooperation of Westermans who are always our best partner in the UK, with the company’s professionalism and excellent service important factors in building customer confidence,” he says. “Westermans has built a powerful sales network and operates a good on and offline sales system that we find very impressive.
“Now ProArc and Westermans are moving further together with the company becoming the exclusive distributor for the ProArc brand name for CNC cutting machines and welding equipment in the UK and Ireland. It is both an important milestone for Westermans and an historic moment for ProArc as it expands its business in the European market,” he continues.
“I am convinced that through open conversation and by sharing the same philosophy and goals, we can create a new page for our cooperation and we are looking forward to working with Westermans to expand more business together,” he concl

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