Last updated March 2017

March 2017

Upcoming Exhibitions

Hepworth’s RIM Moulding Division will be attending the Made In The Midlands, Automechanika Birmingham, Subcon and Advanced Engineering Exhibitions this year.

Made In The Midlands
Ricoh Arena Coventry, 25th May - Stand Number: TBA
The Ricoh Arena in Coventry provides a fantastic space for the Midlands supply chain, from automotive to aerospace, rail, defence and medical to showcase their business capabilities. The exhibition will host some of the biggest names in the sector, such as: Jaguar Land Rover, Ricoh PLC, Mahle Powertrain, GKN, Sertec, Gestamp, Autins Group, Cab Automotive plus hundreds of others.

Automechanika Birmingham

6-8 June, NEC - Stand Number: 6E135
Automechanika Birmingham is the UK's leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain. 
Bringing the very best of the automotive industry together, the 2017 event will be 70% bigger than 2016 with over 800 quality exhibitors, including 250 new companies exhibiting at the show for the first time. The event provides a one stop shop to meeting the who's who of the industry, discovering new technologies and seeing a packed programme of seminars and live technical demonstrations from industry experts.


6-8 June, NEC - Stand Number: F47
Subcon is the UK’s premier manufacturing supply chain show dedicated to subcontract and outsourced engineering services. This is the must attend event for subcontract manufacturing buyers from all industry sectors, to source suppliers, benchmark capabilities, and secure contracts in order to remain competitive in a global market.

Advanced Engineering

1-2 November, NEC - Stand Number: O180
Advanced engineering supply chain meets face-to-face with engineering management spanning R & D, design, test, production & procurement from OEMs, integrators and top tier industry players. Advanced Engineering will once again host multiple co-located show zones, providing the largest collection of supply chain opportunities, technology case studies and innovation partnerships under one roof. A ‘must-attend’ for engineers, product designers, buyers, specifiers & manufacturing professionals from UK & International OEMs, primes, and component parts & structures SME’s.

February 2017

Hepworth has a handle on GRYPiT®

Grypit ergonomic handlesHepworth Mouldings, a division of the Hepworth Group has entered into a long-term manufacturing partnership with Grypit Ltd, a Derbyshire based company who were looking for a new source of supply for their ergonomically designed gym equipment handles.

GRYPiT®’s development team have spent the last couple of years perfecting a selection of gym handles to suit every requirement of pulley systems.  A world away from traditional steel bars and handles, the GRYPiT® robust, polymer moulded range reshapes thinking about role and function.  The handle designs ensure that hands are correctly aligned in the ‘neutral’ position when training to help reduce risk of stress-induced conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome, lessen likelihood of grip fatigue and promote improved performance.

Reaction Injection Moulding (RIM) in PU resin, Hepworth Mouldings utilised specialised tooling methods to manufacture the wide range of equipment handles in GRYPiT®’s range, which can be seen on their website,

Tom Dunkley, Technical Sales Manager at Hepworth Mouldings said "we undertook an intensive sampling process, perfecting both the moulding and finishing processes. The moulding aspect of the project is extremely technical and we could not have taken this on without our extremely experienced team. We are delighted to have been nominated by GRYPiT® as their long-term production supplier. The handles are a fantastic, revolutionary product and I'm sure they will take the fitness industry by storm".


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