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Do You Have The UK's Oldest Working Danfoss Drive?

This year Danfoss Drives is celebrating two outstanding anniversaries for its’ VLT® and Vacon® brands. It’s 50 years since the Danfoss VLT® 5 Drive was launched, being the Worlds’ first mass-produced AC Drive and 25 years since VACON® was founded, originally under the name of Vaasa Control Ltd.

To celebrate this remarkable double event and to highlight the reliability and longevity of its products, Danfoss is running a competition to find the oldest VLT® and VACON® drives still in service. The Company owning the oldest working product of each brand entered in the competition, will be awarded a £500 gift voucher for a popular on-line retailer.

Awards will also be made for the oldest drives in specific product ranges such as VLT® 3000, 5000, 6000 and VACON® V10, CX, NXL, etc. to find the oldest in each class! Entries must be submitted by the 4th March, 2019 and the winners will be announced on the 18th March, 2019 “We are a true pioneer of variable speed drive technology,” said Alan Baird, Danfoss Drives UK & Ireland Country Manager, “and it’s remarkable to look around and see how this technology has revolutionised industry over the 50 years since we first made it practical and readily available. With this in mind, we think our dual anniversary is great cause for celebration and we’ve organised this competition so that our loyal customers have a chance to share in that celebration with us.”

To enter the competition and find the oldest Danfoss drives, please e-mail [email protected] and give brief details of the drive you think has the best chance of winning including the model of the drive and how long it’s been in service. If it looks like your drive could be a winner, Danfoss will contact you for further information.


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Digicon's New Purpose-Built Head Office

Digicon have recently moved into a new purpose-built Head Office in Hinckley enabling us to use our existing premises to increase our already vast stock holding and increase our service capabilities. The new state of the art facility houses our main HQ staff, includes a training and demonstration area, large meeting room and space for more expansion.

We pride ourselves on going beyond the ordinary in exceeding customer expectations in low voltage drives systems.

"We had been looking for a bigger building for a couple years as we started to focus on increasing our stock levels and training/service capabilities.  I stumbled across some plans for a new purpose built office facility 50 yards away from our current premises. It was a no brainer. Our training and demonstration area has already proven invaluable in training new and existing staff and demonstrating our Danfoss and Vacon product ranges to potential new customers.”
- Karl Jones, Managing Director

At Digicon, we know that our most valuable asset is our team of staff. When designing our new HQ, we had our employees at the front of our mind. Our offices are filled with light, we have stand-up desks and breakout areas. Our kitchen provides an environment in which our team can switch off during their breaks.

"Employee wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we do here at Digicon HQ and we hope our new Head Office reflects this."
- Molly Jones, Director.