THE MIRAGE STORY


Born from a passion for motorcycling, Mirage has grown from a family business to a successful global company.

1972

THE BEGINNING

George Silk establishes Silk Engineering - manufacturer of the Silk range of motorcycles.


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1975

OIL & GAS

Driven to take things further, George and the team take the bold step of applying their proven engineering expertise to the oil, gas and energy sectors. The outcome is the Silk range of portable machine tools.


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1981

NEW OWNERSHIP

The success of the Silk machines draws the attention of international group ‘Furmanite’, who buy the company.


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1993

MIRAGE IS FOUNDED

The Silk team’s desire to innovate continues and ‘Mirage Machines’ is established as a separate entity.


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1994

MANUFACTURING COMMENCES

The first Mirage flange facing machines hit the production line. These improve on previous designs through patented ‘power-feed’ tool posts, and the ability to machine internal bores.


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1995

MORE NEW PRODUCTS

Innovation continues with the launch of portable machines for milling, drilling and pipe cutting.


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2000

ORBITAL MILLING

Mirage develops a unique range of orbital milling machines designed for the wind power and shipbuilding industries.


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2005

HOT TAPPING MACHINES

Launch of a pioneering range of Hot Tapping machines robust enough for high pressure applications.


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2006

ACTEON BUYS MIRAGE

Mirage joins subsea services group ‘Acteon’ To support global expansion. In the following years, Mirage opens facilities in the USA, Singapore and Australia.


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2007

NEW SITE AIDS EXPANSION

To meet the increased demand for products, Mirage relocates to a bigger site in Derby. The expansion continues in 2014 with an additional building used for administration office and warehousing.


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2017

A NEW BEGINNING

Mirage joins Actuant Corporation - a $1.2bn industrial company and leaders in a broad range of niche industrial markets.


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TODAY


Our journey as an innovative manufacturer continues. Under new owners Actuant and as an Enerpac brand, our products are now set to reach even more users worldwide through Actuant's 'Enerpac' Tools and Services Network , with investment in new product development and process enhancement initiatives.


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