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Bulk handling equipment manufacturer expands operations

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Martin Engineering has announced that it has expanded its UK and Scandinavian operations.

The company’s new facility located near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK, includes a new office, training centre, production area and warehouse. With an expanded team of knowledgeable industry professionals, the company will partner with UK and Scandinavian customers to offer solutions to common material handling problems, whilst simultaneously improving the working environment with safer equipment and detailed training seminars. Martin claims that the result is a highly responsive unit that is committed to improving efficiency and compliance, whilst minimising customer operating costs.

Robert Whetstone, Martin Engineering’s European Vice President, said: “The UK and Scandinavia are centres of excellence when it comes to bulk material handling and processing.

“It’s exactly the kind of market that benefits from the innovations in products and services for which Martin Engineering is known.”

Martin Engineering designs, engineers and manufactures heavy duty conveyor components and material flow aids with a focus on safety, efficiency and ease of service. The company has had offices and manufacturing in the region for over 30 years, and has established itself in a wide range of industries, including heavy building products, mining, cement, steel production, fertilizer, power generation, recycling, food, railheads, ports and bulk storage industries.

Working from a purpose-built production facility, products including air cannons and belt cleaners will be manufactured at the new location. Also housed there will be factory direct equipment and spares for Martin Engineering bulk handling solutions to be quickly dispatched to any area in the region.

The company’s ability to deliver operational and safety training that is specific to the region’s strict occupational and workplace regulations is an important asset to bulk handlers in the region. Using its Foundations™ reference book, now in its 4th edition, the firm’s experts train customer employees on the function, maintenance and safe operation of conveyor systems. In addition to this, the company’s Foundations for Conveyor Safety presents more detailed concepts specifically focused on safety regulations and procedures. The entire program is designed to maximise operators’ understanding of current equipment and technologies, help improve system performance, reduce downtime and minimise hazards.

Appointed as general manager to head up the team, Aaron Bartram has been part of Martin Engineering’s recent launch of the Mr. Blade® program – a service that ensures clean conveyor belts at all times. Bartram has 30 years of experience running major production operations in the heavy building products sector, which will be invaluable to the success of the new endeavor.

Also bringing their experience to the team are customer service representative Richard Housechild and service engineer Wayne Crossland. Housechild will be accommodating the growing sales demand of the UK market and Crossland will be on sites installing and servicing customer equipment.

Whetstone said: “The expanded Martin team is already working with a number of customers in the region.

“Now that we’ve bolstered our staff and opened the new facility, we’re geared up to achieve our ambitious growth plans.”

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