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Custom Fittings News & Blog

  • Tidal power scheme backs UK engineering

    A possibility to use the “power of the tide” to generate environmentally friendly energy in a £1bn project will give British engineering companies the opportunity to place a major role in the production of the turbines as reported by Alan Tovey, Industry Editor – The Telegraph.   The power is generated...
  • The price of Oil at $55 per barrel is here for a while

    The International Oil Agency predicts that the price of oil will stay substantially below the highs of the last three years for the foreseeable future. Ivana Kottasova from CNN Money reports the IEA's medium-term forecast sees prices averaging $55 per barrel in 2015. They should then start to recover but...
  • The Rapid Slide in Oil Prices Won’t Last Much Longer

    The rapid slide in oil prices over the last nine months won’t last much longer, but the rebound will be limited as reported by Sarah Kent in The Wall Street Journal. The International Energy Agency reported on Tuesday the rebound would be limited and won’t feature prices at the height...
  • Exports boost UK manufacturing

    UK manufacturing is playing a major role in the economic recovery of the UK economy. Andy Bruce from Reuters explains that Export sales have increased and that British factories will provide a modest contribution to the upturn. However Andy goes onto say “British manufacturing output is still around 5.3 percent...
  • UK aerospace industry calls for tax allowances

    The UK aerospace Industry is responsible for 17% of global aerospace sales and with 109,000 people directly employed in the aerospace industry and competition as fierce as ever it’s important that we remain competitive. Here is a fantastic article in the Financial Times by Peggy Hollinger, where it is explained...
  • Made to Order Fittings are all part of the Service

    Here at Custom Fittings we offer a made to order bespoke service to customers that require something non-standard. The made to order service can be referred to also as ‘specials.’ This may be something simple like a reduction in the bore of an adaptor to meet a higher working pressure, an...
  • A History of the Water Tender

    If you are looking to know more about the end use of our hose fittings and BSP Adaptors then you need look no further than modern water tenders or what they are more commonly known as fire engines. Here we discuss the water tender and how it has evolved over...
  • Introducing the Custom Fittings Aerospace Testing Division.

    As the company grows we are forever seeing opportunities to expand our product portfolio. Here at Custom Fittings, Aerospace testing is the newest division of the company. Our first Aerospace order came some 16 years ago but today now known as the Aerospace Testing division is evolving every day to...
  • Domestic Sewage Plants

    Custom Fittings supply and manufacture hydraulic hose fittings and BSP Adaptors to many different types of industry. One of which is the Sewage works and ensuring that the sewage plants hose and piping systems are leak free.   It was in the summer of 1855, Michael Faraday the great Victorian...
  • Modern Milking Production Techniques

    Continuing with industries and the end uses of our Hose fittings and adaptors, today we are focusing on milking and the modern production techniques. The use of milk as a drink probably began with the domestication of animals, in Iran and Afghanistan in about 9000 B.C., in about 7000 B.C. cattle...

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Customer Reviews

"Custom Fittings are a 1st tier supplier to GS Hydro for stainless steel high and low pressure hydraulic components. For over 20 years Custom Fittings have been our preferred supplier due to the high ..." Chris Hargreaves, Managing Director - GS Hydro UK

We have been using Custom Fittings for many years now, they offer fantastic customer service as well as top of the range products. We could not recommend them more highly and will continue to use them..." James Tidy, Director - Tidyco Ltd

"Custom Fittings have been the number one supplier for stainless steel fittings to Fluid Power Services for over 25 years now.In the early years our requirements were for standard off the shelf parts ..." Anthony Smith, Sales Director - Fluid Power Services Ltd

Custom Fittings provide us with a fast, efficient supply of top quality Stainless Steel fittings and valuable assistance with problem solving and special order parts." Colin Leonard, British Aerospace Engineer

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