The slow motion switch in energy technologies continues with the UK logging its first day of electricity production without coal since the industrial revolution and an established ‘oil’ company, DONG, selling its oil assets to Ineos.
With the evolution in energy in mind, we will be looking into the future later this year with a client event at the Tesla showroom in Knutsford, Cheshire. We’ll learn about electric car lubricant usage (they don’t use much) from a member of the Tesla technical team and we’ll also be carrying out a few test drives (they do go fast). Email Anne Charmer to be kept informed of the date for this event.
On the subject of lubricants, if you’re thinking of developing your career in lubricants and chemicals, Keeley Robinson features in the latest edition of Lube Magazine, where she talks about career paths and desirable skills. You can read the article here with a free online subscription.
Looking to our Swiss operations, Research from the Swiss Institute of Commodities shows that the majority of commodities trading companies based in Switzerland are of European origin and/or the destination of their product is Europe. The most interesting part of the research is that proximity to European markets plays an important role in the decision to set up in Switzerland, not as is often assumed, tax or the regulatory environment. There are great careers to be had and the commodities market currently employs over 35,000 people in Switzerland.
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