Mikrospin are well-positioned in the UK hydraulics industry, delivering industry-leading parts and specialist systems to a range of clients. Our Technical Director, Adrian Griffin, brings a wealth of knowledge as an experienced and fully qualified hydraulics engineer, which really gives us an edge when it comes to dealing with our clients and stockists alike. How we got here is a story about Adrian's own career, highlighting relevant achievements and projects which define Mikrospin's service.
After leaving sixth form in the early 1980's, Adrian was employed as an apprentice lift engineer. Within two years he was put in charge of a team of engineers working on several sites in Leeds and the Yorkshire area, repairing and modernising goods and passenger lifts in offices and factories.
Adrian was soon offered another job at a hydraulics company in Bradford, working in the technical office. Here he was involved in many projects around the design and sale of hydraulic powerpacks and components.
At the time, he specialised in oil contamination. He worked for several prestigious companies carrying out microscopic testing of oil to troubleshoot types of contamination causing hydraulic problems. He would then implement a filtration process to control and eradicate contamination, supplying and installing the necessary hydraulic filters into the client's systems. His major clients included: British Steel, Sheffield; NCB, Doncaster; British Rail, Derby; and British Aerospace, Brough, North Humberside.
By the late 1980's, Mikrospin Ltd was established and Adrian was employed in the technical sales office. He was responsible for building a distribution network (involving on-site visits and training) to deliver products from our Italian suppliers to the UK market. Over many years this continued, and in part defined and influenced the UK hydraulics industry.
In the mid 1990’s, Mikrospin was appointed as UK import and assembly dealer for the Bosch Rexroth Oil Sistem range of hydraulic mini power units. We carry these products alongside our other ranges to this day.