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13 October 2015

Miller scoops supplier innovation award

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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Keith Moody and Chris Bradley
Keith Moody, product development manager, and Chris Bradley, senior design engineer, who accepted the award on behalf of Miller's design team and all those involved in the project company-wide
Earthmoving attachments solutions provider, Miller UK, has been recognised by Hewden for its continual product development and innovative design solutions.

Miller picked up the Supplier Innovation Award at Hewden’s second annual charity golf day at Mottram Hall in County Cheshire, England, after developing a number of impressive solutions for its hydraulic breaker for the leading rental solution provider.

These developments included an automated lubrication system and bespoke head bracket, which is designed to allow the mounting of Miller breakers to both Caterpillar and JCB machines across Hewden’s excavator fleet.

Miller has also developed a tracker device to be fitted to new breakers, which has already proved its worth to Hewden with stolen breakers being quickly recovered as a direct result.

In addition, Miller has invested time in training Hewden’s sales and service teams at all 21 UK depots, during the initial launch phase as part of its partnership with Hewden.  

Brendan Quill, sales and marketing director at Miller, said: “This is the culmination of many months of work and marks a real team effort for us: from design to purchasing, production to dispatch and sales. Everyone has played their part, making sure we hit the tightest of deadlines. We’re tremendously proud of this achievement and we’ll continue to push boundaries and deliver innovative solutions for our clients.”

Miller UK is among the world leaders in quick coupler design and manufacture, supplying innovative, high quality products to the world’s leading earthmoving manufacturers and their dealer networks, as well as an established independent global distributor network and numerous end-user customers.

Miller manufactures a range of buckets, quick couplers, hydraulic breakers and other attachments for the global earthmoving industry from its sites at Cramlington in north-east England and Northern China. It also provides a bespoke custom build service offering specialised and ‘one off’ products, tailor-made to suit specific applications, machines and environments and is dedicated to offering the finest in customer service by providing comprehensive solutions to the growing and changing needs of the industry.

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