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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

Making a splash with BBC Top Gear

Making a splash with BBC Top Gear BBC's Top Gear show brings relief to flood-stricken areas of Britain by building a van that can turn into a hovercraft. After a bumpy start, the presenters demonstrate the brilliance of their creation with an eventful journey down the River Avon.

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May recently attempted to steer a pimped up van-turned-hovercraft all the way to Tewkesbury. The purpose was to see whether this hover-van would be formidable mode of rescue transport in the event of another severe flood in the area.

Designed by Medway (UK) Ltd's client K & M Products Ltd, the hover-van used Medway timing belts and pulleys, taper lock bushes.

Designed by Ken Rigley, owner of K & M Products Ltd, the hover-van proved a great success. Ken has a long history of hovercraft racing with experience, and success, in most of the racing formula, having competed in F3, F2 and Formula 1, winning many titles along the way. In 2002 Team Eagle (racing a K & M Products Mirage Rotax 809) won the UK Formula One Title. Currently, Ken is competing in Formula 503.

K & M Products have been developing leisure and small commercial hovercraft since 1978 and have been using Medway products for almost 20 years. Many hundreds of K & M hovercraft are operated all over the world by enthusiasts, schools and clubs using our hovercraft plans, GRP hulls, components and parts service.

Ken Rigley commented: "We receive excellent product knowledge and customer service from Medway and choose their products for their high quality".

Ray Mifsud, managing director, Medway (UK) Ltd said: "We are extremely proud to be leading the way in British manufacturing and supporting our client in their success."

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