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Happy New Year from Principle Engineering

Once again another busy year draws to a close. Principle Engineering is now looking forward to an exciting 2014.

In February we will exhibit at the Southern Manufacturing exhibition, celebrating the company’s expansion with a larger stand and a new principal company from Germany which we will be representing in the UK and Ireland; SycoTec.

The SycoTec range of products include high speed spindles for drilling and routing, custom motor elements and custom motors, and have been developed from the company’s prestigious roots of the Kavo organisation.

Of course our existing GRW precision ball bearings and British Encoder products will also be on display along with some interesting applications.

We hope that you will visit us on stand Q54. Just come to the exhibition, turn right and you will find us in the second block on the right hand side.

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Principle Engineering announces partnership with Industrial Drives manufacturer, SycoTec

We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership which will add world leading industrial drives and drive solutions to our product portfolio. Principle Engineering has joined forces with innovative German drive and device solutions manufacturers, SycoTec and will now operate as their sole Agent in the UK and Ireland.


This pragmatic partnership enables us to use our sales and engineering experience to market and distribute SycoTec’s technically advanced range of Industrial Drives products:

High frequency precision spindles with optimised inverters and power supplies
Customised precision motors
Customised motor elements

SycoTec have a very proud heritage going back to 1909 when the company was formed by Mr Kaltenbach and Mr Voigt. Dental hand pieces of high repute were the foundations of the very highest quality spindles they produce today.

We look forward to working closely with SycoTec, leveraging our combined strengths to continue to exceed our customers’ needs.

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Principle Engineering agree long-term partnership agreement with German ball bearing suppliers GRW

As the UK’s only authorised agent of GRW ball bearings and ball bearing assemblies we are pleased to announce a continued long-term partnership agreement. For our customers this means we can continue to supply the very best in precision ball bearings and ball bearing assemblies.

GRW have an extensive knowledge of precision ball bearings, skilfully producing consistently high quality products. Paired with Principle Engineering’s focus on delivering customer satisfaction ensures the very best design outcomes – a big win for our valued customers.

This partnership enables us to continue to take ownership of your requirements and challenges throughout our relationship, allowing us to offer you the best possible service we can.

Come and see us at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition 2013

Following the great success of last year’s event, Principle Engineering will once more be displaying our great selection of high quality ball bearings, ball bearing assemblies and Optical Shaft encoders at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition on the 13th & 14th February in Farnborough Five Exhibition Centre.

Contact us if you’d like to arrange a one-to-one meeting while we’re there or just pop over to stand G18 on the day to have a chat with one of our technical experts. More details to follow…

The Principle Engineering Team

We are a family operated business with a combined experience of over 70 years in Engineering. David Pillar (Managing Director) started the company in 2008 with the clear goal of, above all else, putting people first. We believe that only the highest quality of service will do and that communication with our customers is key. We call our customers back when we say we will and always inform them of anything that may affect their order.

We were thrilled when John Goacher joined us in 2011. John’s main role is as Business Development Manager, a role in which he excels. Whether its new customers, new markets or new products, he is constantly exploring the benefits for all parties.

John and Dave are both ‘time-served’ Engineers, having come through the apprenticeship route. This adds a down to earth, analytical approach to solving technical challenges. Having worked in a wide range of roles throughout their careers, they have the ability to communicate with people at all levels of their business.