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Major Recruitment Drive At AGM Batteries, ThursoThumbnail for article : Major Recruitment Drive At AGM Batteries, Thurso
Recent news of electric cars and energy storage has made life a lot more exciting for AGM Batteries Ltd.   Since acquiring the business in 2014 the management has significantly grown the business and this is set to accelerate on the back of 2 major automotive projects with more exciting Government and commercial projects in the pipeline.  
Enterprise Engineering Services Gains Prestigious Welding AccreditationThumbnail for article : Enterprise Engineering Services Gains Prestigious Welding Accreditation
International engineering firm Enterprise Engineering Services (EES), which has a base in Caithness, is one of the first fabrication companies to achieve the Welding Fabricator Certification Scheme accreditation, BS EN ISO 3834.   This demonstrates EES' capabilities for high integrity welding.  
Caithness firm sets sights on space with NASA orderThumbnail for article : Caithness firm sets sights on space with NASA order
An award-winning Caithness company which develops cutting edge scientific equipment used across the globe has received a significant new order from the US Government space agency.  â€‹ KP Technology Ltd, based in Wick, has received an order from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for its Kelvin Probe system.  
New investment in Caithness battery powerThumbnail for article : New investment in Caithness battery power
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Chief Executive Alex Paterson has been visiting a Thurso factory where two battery manufacturing firms are powering ahead under new ownership.   HIE has supported the smooth change-over for new investors at AGM Batteries and ABSL Power Solutions, which were previously owned by US-based multinational Enersys Inc.  
Scottish Parliament Mention For Wick firm K P Technology
Highlands & Islands businesses noted in Queens Awards.   Highland and Islands Labour MSP David Stewart has congratulated the Highlands and Islands businesses who have been given the Queens Award designed to recognise outstanding business practice.  
Caithness company wins second Queen's Award for Enterprise
Small, medium and large companies from across the UK are today celebrating winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise - the UK’s highest accolade for business success.   The success of 152 businesses has been recognised this year: 116 exporting companies have won ‘Awards for International Trade’; 27 for ‘Innovation’, and nine for ‘Sustainable Development’ benefitting the environment, society and the economy.  
North Companies take to Global Stage at All-Energy Exhibition
A number of ambitious Caithness companies are heading to Aberdeen this week to target new business at the UK's largest renewable energy event.   The All-Energy Exhibition & Conference this year has attracted over 500 exhibitors from 20 countries across the world.  
Gibson Welcomes Battery Acquisition
Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has warmly welcomed news that an energy giant has acquired Thurso based ABSL Solutions.   Commenting on the news that Thurso based battery ABSL Solutions has been bought by the worlds largest industrial battery manufacturer EnerSys, Mr Gibson said...  
KP Technology wins National Innovation Award
Prof Iain Baikie, Director of KP Technology in Wick, picked up a John Logie Baird Award - one of the major innovation awards open to Scottish businesses- last week.  At a reception for over 300 people in the Glasgow Science Centre, KP Technology won in the "Impact in Innovation" category.  
KP Technology Ltd wins Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2008Thumbnail for article : KP Technology Ltd wins Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2008
KP Technology Ltd, a high-tech company, located in Wick in the far north of Scotland, has been awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation for research, design and manufacture of specialist Scientific Equipment called Kelvin; Probes.  The Queens Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for businesses and other organisations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development.  
ABSL POWER SOLUTIONS AND ULTRACELL(r) Portable Fuel Cell system
ABSL POWER SOLUTIONS AND ULTRACELL(r) PARTNER TO MARKET PORTABLE FUEL CELL SYSTEMS ACROSS EUROPE ABSL Power Solutions Ltd (ABSL), a leading UK portable power developer and manufacturer, and UltraCell Corporation, a leading producer of reformed methanol fuel cells (RMFCs) for mobile power applications, today signed a partnership agreement to deliver solutions based on UltraCell's groundbreaking fuel cell system, the XX25(tm), in the UK and throughout Europe.   Under the terms of the new agreement, ABSL will market the XX25 system in the UK and across Europe.  
KP Technology Wins Highland and Islands' Business AwardThumbnail for article : KP Technology Wins Highland and Islands' Business Award
Wick-based KP Technology has been recognised at the Highland and Islands' leading business awards ceremony for developing and exporting new measurement systems.   KP Technology collected the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Award for Excellence in Research and Development at the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) Highlands and Islands Dinner and Awards ceremony which took place on Friday at the Highland Conference Centre in Nairn.  
ABSL Helps NASA Return to the MoonThumbnail for article : ABSL Helps NASA Return to the Moon
ABSL has been selected by NASA to provide batteries to power its Lunar Reconnaissance (LRO) spacecraft.   This spacecraft will be launched in 2008 and will survey the moon looking for new landing sites that can be used to set-up bases on the moon that will be used for further exploration of the solar system.  
ABSL & QinetiQ Win MOD Portable Power Systems Development ProgrammeThumbnail for article : ABSL & QinetiQ Win MOD Portable Power Systems Development Programme
The MOD has just awarded ABSL Power Solutions Ltd (ABSL) and QinetiQ Ltd (QinetiQ) a contract to mature technology for the next generation of portable power systems.   The contract, worth up to £5 million was awarded for up to three years, follows an open competition under the UK MOD's Technology in the Supplier Base (Output 6) research programme and will be managed within the Dismounted Close Combat Integrated Project Team (DCC IPT).  
CASE Invests £2.6 million In AEAT Battery Systems
AEAT Battery Systems Limited (ABSL) in Thurso has embarked on an ambitious development project, with help from Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE) and supported by the Scottish Executive - which could ultimately result in additional jobs at the company's Thurso plant, Denchi House.   The new development will safeguard ABSL's existing 150 employees in Thurso and once technology from the latest research and development projects is proven and commercialised, the company expect the workforce to increase significantly.  
HIE Network Welcomes Contract Boost For Caithness
The news that AGM Batteries in Thurso is to be involved in supplying high-tech batteries for a multi-million pound military radio system has been warmly welcomed by the north's development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).   The announcement secures the 120 jobs at the plant, and provides real potential for future expansion.