Danfoss Oldest Drives Competition – Enter and Win!

It’s the 25th anniversary for both the Danfoss VLT family and the Vacon brand.

To celebrate this remarkable double milestone, Danfoss are looking for the oldest drive of theirs that’s still in service.

The Company owning the oldest working product of each brand entered in the competition will be awarded a £500 gift voucher for a popular online retailer. Awards will also be made for the oldest drives in specific product ranges such as VLT® 3000, 5000, 6000 and VACON® V10, CX, NXL, etc. to find the oldest in each class!

How to enter and win £500

To enter the competition and find the oldest Danfoss/Vacon drives, please email [email protected] and give brief details of the drive you think has the best chance of winning including the model of the drive and how long it’s been in service. If it looks like your drive could be a winner, Danfoss will contact you for further information.

Entries must be submitted by the 4th March 2019 and the winners will be announced on the 18th March 2019!

*Please note, entrants’ details will be shared with Danfoss Ltd who are running the competition

Please welcome Ryan and Martin

RyanRyan is our new IT Developer. Ryan currently lives in Manchester with his two dogs Barney and Shadow. He also has a saltwater fishtank which is home to his very own Nemo! Ryan says his best experience was when he flew solo to explore Amsterdam and says he’d love to visit again one day. His favourite film is The Greatest Showman which is often accompanied by his favourite food; nachos. His favourite celebrity is Holly Willoughby because of her and Schofield’s antics on This Morning and his favourite band is Arctic Monkeys.

MartinMartin is our new repair engineer! Before joining Northern Industrial he worked for BAE and currently lives near Preston with his dog Teddy and three guinea pigs. In his spare time he enjoys going fishing as well as gaming. Martin says his best experience was when he flew over the hills of Anglesey in a Hawk and his favourite holiday was in Tenerife. His favourite TV show is Doctor Who and his book of choice is anything by Darren Shan. He enjoys watching Marvel movies and his favourite band is I Prevail. He says his favourite animal is a dog although he also likes reptiles.  

Please Welcome David

DavidDavid has joined as our new engineer! Before starting here at Northern Industrial he worked for Rentokil Initial and currently lives near Blackpool with his fiancėe, daughter and their dog Lola. In his spare time David enjoys spending time with his daughter as well as playing the guitar and dog walking. He says one of his best experiences was when he visited Universal Studios in Florida and his favourite holiday was when he went skiing in Italy. David’s favourite TV show is ‘Breaking Bad’ even though it’s the only series he’s ever watched!

Our Northern Star

JunaidCongratulations to Junaid, our first ever Northern Star winner! Junaid works as part of our purchasing team; dealing with enquiries from sales as well as speaking with suppliers to source parts for stock.

The Northern Star award was created by Northern Industrial’s employee committee to recognise those who have gone the extra mile to help their colleagues or customers. The first vote opened in January 2019 with people from across the business nominating their choice of Northern Star. The outstanding nomination was for Junaid, who was recognised for his helpful and positive attitude as well as quick thinking to speed up deliveries.

Please Welcome Emil

EmilEmil is our new engineer! He currently lives locally with his parents and younger sister and is studying electrical engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University. When he’s not concentrating on coursework he enjoys gaming and focusing on his interest for fixing up cars. Emil says his favourite holiday was when he went sightseeing in Italy and exploring the island of Sicily. His favourite TV show is The Big Bang Theory and his favourite film is Fast and Furious. Emil also insisted that he has a pet Tiger, however we are sceptical!  

Please Welcome Kim and Candy

KimKim has joined as part of our sales team to assist with all the enquiries and look after our customer accounts. Kim currently lives in locally with her partner and studied media and TV production at university. She says her favourite thing she’s done was working at Disneyland Florida! In her spare time she enjoys gaming as well as photography and says she is a very creative person. Kim also enjoys reading fantasy books although horror is her favourite movie genre.  

CandyCandy  has also joined our sales team. Before starting at Northern Industrial she worked for Rosettes Direct and currently lives locally with her Husband; she also has 2 children who are both studying at university. In her spare time Candy enjoys long distance hiking and says her best experience was when she climbed the Yosemite Falls in California! She also enjoys going to gigs, her favourite being music from the 90s. When she’s not summiting mountains she enjoys watching her favourite film The Shining, or binging on Peaky Blinders whilst enjoying her favourite cuisine, Sushi!

Please Welcome Jack

JackJack has joined us as part of our trade counter team. He previously worked at a pharmacy and currently lives locally with his Mum and dog Magda. Jack says his favourite holiday destination is Tenerife and one of his favourite experiences was when he went to play junkyard golf! When he’s not getting a hole in one Jack enjoys a cheeky Nandos and a good horror film, or of course binge watching Game of Thrones.


Please Welcome Peter

PeterPeter is our newest delivery driver and warehouse assistant! Before joining us here at Northern Industrial, Peter worked in power maintenance for BT. Living locally with his wife, Peter enjoys fishing for carp, eating beef stew and is a proud holder of a Blackburn Rovers season ticket. He loves to travel and recommends New Zealand as a top place to visit. When not jetting off to far-flung destinations, Peter likes to relax with a crime and thriller novels and says his favourite author is Stephen King.

Please Welcome Kieran and Cori

KieranKieran has joined us as an engineering apprentice! After finishing school Kieran decided he wanted to pursue engineering and that an apprenticeship was the route for him. He currently lives locally with his family and their dog Sam as well as their pet cats! In his free time Kieran enjoys going to the gym as well as playing the drums and his favorite film to watch is ‘Den Of Thieves’. He said his best holiday experience was when he went to Orlando in America where he had plenty of opportunities to enjoy his favorite food; the good old chicken burger.

CoriCori is also a new engineering apprentice! Cori has joined us to learn from our electrical engineering team and help with repairs and testing of parts. He spends his spare time focusing on his interest for BMX and motorbikes when he’s not living it up at music festivals.  Cori said his favorite experience was Leeds fest in 2015 but after going four years in a row he’s decided to give it a miss next year! His favorite film is ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and his favorite food is perfectly cooked medium-rare steak.

The Machines Behind the Magic


Whilst one of our Engineers, Adam was wand-ering around the Harry Potter Studios in London he decided to Slytherin behind the scenes and find a few familiar parts that we have used the Reparo spell on in the past. Although Harry used an alohomora charm to open the door to the chamber of secrets he was also assisted by a Lenze inverter and gear system!

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