ACORN® Insight

Keep up-to-date on the latest product and company news, along with useful information for the maintenance, repair and overhaul industry.

Clive Reviews SKF Maintenance Catalogue

Clive Reviews New SKF Maintenance Product Catalogue

SKF's highly popular Maintenance and Lubrication Products Catalogue is now available, with 192 pages of the latest and updated SKF mapro products.

SKF preferred partner for linear and actuation technology logo

Acorn appointed as SKF's preferred partner for linear products

ACORN® awarded new honour by SKF as their specialist Linear Motion Distributor, and preferred linear motion technology partner.


Out of hours service praise for our Regional Distribution Centre in Fife

We would just like to take the time to thank yourself and the team for the service that was supplied during our main outage.

ROCOL Products

ROCOL Greases The Way To A Strong Relationship With Leading UK Engineering Component Distributor

The appointment of Acorn Industrial Services Ltd, by ROCOL®, to distribute its range of specialised industrial lubricants and associated products, adds another dimension to ACORN’s growing portfolio of engineering products.

Troubleshooting roller chain wear

Top causes of premature roller chain wear

Misalignment of both the shafts and sprockets has the potential to cause premature chain wear, by causing uneven loading across the chain width. These types of misalignment can lead to roller linkplate and sprocket tooth wear.


Excellent customer service

Although my failed gas struts were more than 25 years old you managed to identify a substitute


Service superior to competitors

There's no better advertising than a customer’s recommendation - David Stockhill, TK Air Conditioning

Harley Gray

June 2017’s Employee Of The Month Award Presented To Harley Gray

After joining the business in May 2017, Harley has made an immediate impact with her positive attitude to her work. Harley received nominations from both branches and directors – an outstanding achievement for someone so new to the business. Congratulations, Harley!

When Harsh Conditions Call For Extreme Solutions: Housed Bearing Units For The Aggregates Industry

The mining and quarrying industry is faced with the harshest of conditions. Extreme temperatures, contamination, and dangerous working conditions are just some of the unforgiving conditions faced in the industry. Applications commonly found within the industry such as conveyors, crushers and vibration screens suffer at the hands of shock loads and vibration.

Janet English Presented With May's Employee Of The Month Award

In her nominations, Janet is described as having a real talent for sales, as well as having an impeccable record with customers and suppliers alike. She has proven her dedication and determination in her role as a sales advisor at the Deeside branch.