From left are Richard Housechild; Wayne Crossland; Aaron Bartram, and Dave Harasym, field sales manager
, among the leaders in bulk material handling solutions, has expanded its UK and Scandinavian operations.
This will allow it to offer wider service, faster equipment delivery and extensive employee training to customers.
The company’s new facility near Mansfield, county Nottinghamshire, central England, includes a new office, training centre, production area and warehouse.
With its expanded team of knowledgeable industry professionals, the company says it will partner with UK and Scandinavian customers to offer solutions to common material handling problems, while at the same time improving the work environment with safer equipment and detailed training seminars.
Martin Engineering says the result is a highly responsive unit committed to improving efficiency and compliance, while minimising customer operating costs.
Martin Engineering’s team will be on stand RA17 at the Hillhead 2018 Quarrying, Construction and Recycling Exhibition at the Hillhead Quarry in county Derbyshire (26-28 June 2018), which it says is the UK’s number one show for bulk material handling.
“The UK and Scandinavia are centres of excellence when it comes to bulk material handling and processing,” says Robert Whetstone, Martin Engineering’s European vice president.
“It’s exactly the kind of market that benefits from the innovations in products and services for which Martin Engineering is known.”
Martin ENgineering has had offices and manufacturing in the region for more than 30 years, and says it has established a reputation for premium quality equipment and expert service throughout Northern Europe in a wide range of industries, including heavy building products, mining, cement, steel production, fertiliser, 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.
Belt cleaners are among the products that 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 to keep customer plants running efficiently and safely, while reducing expensive downtime.
Martin Engineering’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 fourth edition, company experts train customer employees on the function, maintenance and safe operation of conveyor systems.
In addition, the company’s Foundations for Conveyor Safety presents more detailed concepts specifically focused on safety regulations and procedures.
The company says the entire programme 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 is a UK native who has been part of Martin Engineering’s recent launch of the Mr Blade programme, a service which ensures clean conveyor belts at all times.
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.
“The expanded Martin team is already working with a number of customers in the region,” says Whetstone.
“Now that we’ve bolstered our staff and opened the new facility, we’re geared up to achieve our ambitious growth plans.”