PRESS RELEASE: The company's new facility located near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire includes a new office, training centre, production area and warehouse. With its expanded team of knowledgeable industry professionals, the company 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 stated that the result is a highly responsive unit committed to improving efficiency and compliance, while minimising customer operating costs.
Robert Whetstone, European vice president at Martin Engineering, 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."
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 to keep customer plants running efficiently and safely, while reducing expensive downtime.
Martin Engineering stated that its 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, the company's Foundations for Conveyor Safety presents more detailed concepts specifically focused on safety regulations and procedures. 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 unique service which ensures clean conveyor belts at all times. Martin Engineering stated that Bartram's 30 years of experience running major production operations in the heavy building products sector will be invaluable to the success of the new endeavour.
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."