Sheffield firm celebrates its 75th anniversary

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A Sheffield company established during the Second World War has celebrated its 75th anniversary with a specially made birthday cake for past and current staff.

A Sheffield company established during the Second World War has celebrated its 75th anniversary with a specially made birthday cake for past and current staff.

Simm Engineering, originally registered as GE Simm (Surplus in Modern Machinery) Ltd, was founded on 11 September 1941 the company originally had four divisions: air compressors, second-hand machinery and valves, conveyor belting and hydraulic mining equipment.

In 2015, the compressed air division was purchased by the Halifax-based company, Pennine Pneumatic Services (PPS), and is now run as Simm Engineering. As a division of PPS, Simm Engineering supplies air compressors and vacuum pumps, including the latest energy-efficient Atlas Copco Variable Speed Drive models, along with pneumatic systems, nitrogen generation, air receivers, dryers and filters, pipework installation, ancillary equipment, plus breakdown and service contracts.

The hydraulic mining equipment division continues to operate as Simm Mining Products.

Some interesting facts about 11th September 1941. It was the year that saw the:

  • attack on Pearl Harbour,
  • capture of the Enigma machine
  • sinking of the Ark Royal,
  • last ever execution at the Tower of London

On a lighter note, 1941 was also the year that saw:

  • the premiere of Noël Coward’s comic play Blithe Spirit,
  • box office tills ring for the release of Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon and Dumbo,
    notable births of England football captain Bobby Moore, TV chef Delia Smith and Chariots of Fire director David Puttnam

For more information on Simms Engineering, please contact Kim Martlew, Marketing Coordinator on 07432 208882.