75 Pints and Still Standing!

Last month Sharon Ibbotson received a very prestigious award from the Blood Donation Service. Since starting at the age of 18 Sharon has donated a grant total of 75 pints of blood and has received a certificate and badge in recognition of her service. Sharon was encouraged to start donating by her sisters and she strongly believes… Continue Reading …

How to Become an Engineer

Engineering is a fascinating and rewarding career, one that can affect everybody’s daily life by helping to create solutions to everyday problems, improve technology and much, much more. Everything we produce, from torsion springs to wire forms, has required the services of an engineer many times along the way to perfect its design. In the… Continue Reading …

Springs in Architecture

Springs are usually one of those invaluable components that only become conspicuous by their absence, and while they are performing their designated jobs there is very little reason to spare them much thought. One area that you might not have considered the worth of springs within is the science of architecture, but actually springs are… Continue Reading …

How Springs Revolutionised Bicycles

Yorkshire was privileged this year to host “The Tour de France Grand Depart”. The two stages from Leeds to Harrogate via the Yorkshire Dales and York to Sheffield via the Pennines were a great advert for Yorkshire showing the beauty of region to the world. On Sunday 6th July after much preparation and anticipation the… Continue Reading …

Spring and wire form trends of 2014

With the world of technology constantly changing and developing it is vital that industries adapt to these changes in order to ensure that they are effectively meeting customer needs. The world of springs is no different and the onus is on manufacturers to make sure that they are aware of recent developments and trends. As… Continue Reading …

Another member of our 25 year club!

Airedale Springs recognises the achievements of its staff. The ultimate recognition is becoming a member of our 25 year club. This is awarded to an employee who reaches 25 years of continuous service with the Company, so far, 44 employees have achieved this milestone of whom over half are still employed! In April this year,… Continue Reading …

Award Hat-Trick for Airedale Springs

At a glittering awards ceremony on the 16th May the finalists of the 2014 Keighley Business Awards were announced. This year, the awards ceremony was a glamorous black-tie affair for 220 guests, held at the Victoria Hall and hosted by BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration. Out of 10 award categories Airedale Springs were awarded… Continue Reading …

Surprising Places to Find Springs

Every day, springs are all around us – more than you might think. You might be aware of the springs in your mattress, in your biro and in your watch, but some of their uses might surprise you. Foundations Many of the world’s largest cities sit in earthquake-prone areas, including San Francisco, Istanbul, Mexico City… Continue Reading …