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A new appointment at elastomer engineering specialists James Walker Keaflex sees Andrew Tuffield joining as managing director. Previously he was sales and marketing director at James Walker Tiflex, where he was responsible for increasing the company's penetration of polymer based products in the industrial and flooring markets.

Tuffield is a fully qualified engineer, with general management experience in a range of industries prior to joining the James Walker Group, including the automotive, mineral extraction, mass transportation, defence and aerospace sectors.

"Keaflex has an impressive breadth of expertise in complex 3D elastomer engineering," said Tuffield, "and I am looking forward to helping more customers to take advantage of it."

James Walker Keaflex's activities in the design and production of elastomer mouldings range from product design and process engineering through to prototype and full production. They are based on the company's extensive knowledge of rubber and plastics moulding and machining techniques, including rubber to metal bonding.


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Andrew Tuffield is the new managing director at James Walker Keaflex.

Note to editors:

A specialist in precision elastomer engineering, with a long history of innovation in product design and process optimisation, James Walker Keaflex is a member of the James Walker Group. This global manufacturing group, with an annual turnover in excess of GBP 125 million (180 million Euro), operates through two strategic business units: Sealing Products & Services and Rail Systems & Products. It has 50 production, engineering, distribution and customer support sites worldwide and sells in over 100 countries.

29 January 2008
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