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Bott & Penny Hydraulics: 25-years of turn-key fleet solutions

Bott & Penny Hydraulics: 25-years of turn-key fleet solutions

Award winning lifting equipment manufacturer Penny Hydraulics Ltd and Bott Ltd, the leading commercial vehicle conversion company in the UK celebrate 25 years of partnership this year. Penny Hydraulics are a Bott ‘expert partner’, supplying bespoke cranes and hydraulic loading platforms for some of the UK’s largest commercial fleets, including Severn Trent Water and Scottish Water.

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Loader Cranes for Trailers: A Growing Trend

Loader Cranes for Trailers: A Growing Trend

Who doesn’t need a trailer? Whether for domestic or commercial use, trailers can be incredibly handy pieces of kit when you need move items from A to B. It’s not then surprising that more of us that ever before are investing in trailers to help to move our goods quickly and safely. Business is thriving for UK trailer manufacturers - Brian James now offer the largest range of plant and equipment trailers available across the European market. In addition, it was recently announced that top trailer firm Ifor Williams were set to open a new £5m factory in Flintshire to support their existing manufacturing activities in Corwen, Ruthin and Deeside.

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Thinking outside the box: Bespoke goods lift solves handling dilemma for Rigid Containers

Thinking outside the box: Bespoke goods lift solves handling dilemma for Rigid Containers

​In 1907, a 24-year-old Howard Burditt founded a business fabricating wicker and wooden boxes, which were used to transport products on the railway. Starting out in two rented rooms in his former employer’s premises, Mr Burditt founded the business after saving 50 shillings and using £100 borrowed from family. Since then Rigid Containers has come a long way – success which is somewhat remarkable considering Mr Burditt and many of his staff served in both World Wars.

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Powering the fleet: PH180 hydraulic crane assists Powertec’s manned response team

Powering the fleet: PH180 hydraulic crane assists Powertec’s manned response team

​Operating from their headquarters in the UK, Powertec specialise in the supply, maintenance, service and re-manufacture of rotating equipment including pumps, motors, valves, generators and diesel engines. Customers span a wide range of industry sectors, including; fire protection, heating, cooling, flood protection, raw water, sewerage, water treatment, and petro-chemical.

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MEET THE TEAM: Steve Brackstone, Area Sales Manager - Lorry Loaders

MEET THE TEAM: Steve Brackstone, Area Sales Manager - Lorry Loaders

What does a job role in engineering and manufacturing involve today? Sadly, there are still a number of myths and misconceptions surrounding our industry, with the most common being; manufacturing and engineering jobs are just for men, jobs within our industry are low paid, manufacturing work is repetitive and manual, prospects for graduates aren’t so good as in other sectors, manufacturing doesn’t have a future in the digital age.

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Autosmart: Investing in smarter handling processes

Autosmart: Investing in smarter handling processes

Leading commercial vehicle bodybuilder in Ireland Drumack Coachworks and award-winning lifting equipment manufacturer Penny Hydraulics Ltd, have partnered on a bespoke loader crane project for Autosmart franchisees to enable them to handle drums of cleaning products safely and efficiently on and off their vehicles.

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Let there be light! NEW counterbalance chandelier winch system lights up Manchester Cathedral

Let there be light! NEW counterbalance chandelier winch system lights up Manchester Cathedral

Two leading British manufacturers have united to complete a historical lighting project at Manchester Cathedral. Lighting manufacturer Great British Lighting and lighting winch specialists Penny Hydraulics Ltd partnered to install two bespoke candelabras and an accompanying counterbalance system which enables the luminaires to be lifted and lowered quickly and simply for regular maintenance. The chandelier counterbalance system supplied by Penny Hydraulics Ltd is the first of its kind to be designed and manufactured in the UK.

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MEET THE TEAM: Paul Marshall - Lorry Loader Installation & Training Co-ordinator

MEET THE TEAM: Paul Marshall - Lorry Loader Installation & Training Co-ordinator

What does a job role in engineering and manufacturing involve today? Sadly, there are still a number of myths and misconceptions surrounding our industry, with the most common being; manufacturing and engineering jobs are just for men, jobs within our industry are low paid, manufacturing work is repetitive and manual, prospects for graduates aren’t so good as in other sectors, manufacturing doesn’t have a future in the digital age.

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Novel lifting: New CellarLift installed at the Novello Theatre

Novel lifting: New CellarLift installed at the Novello Theatre

The landmark Novello Theatre building in London’s West End was originally opened in 1905 as the Waldorf Theatre. Since then, the building was renamed multiple times, as the ‘Strand Theatre’ in 1909 and the ‘Whitney Theatre’ in 1911. It was only in¬¬ 2005 that the venue was given its current name - the theatre is named after the famous composer and actor Ivor Novello who lived in one of the flats above the theatre during his heyday.

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The Birmingham bin collection crisis – how can we keep pace with our society’s growing demands?

The Birmingham bin collection crisis – how can we keep pace with our society’s growing demands?

Redundancies, council leader walk-outs, and rats filmed gorging on rubbish: just some of the things most commonly associated with the recent bin collection crisis in Birmingham. The crisis cast a dark shadow of unfavourable publicity over Birmingham City Council, but is there perhaps more to the story than first meets the eye and are there things we can learn from the local authority on the back of the situation?

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Morrison Plant Services: Investing in employee safety with new innovative lifting equipment

Morrison Plant Services: Investing in employee safety with new innovative lifting equipment

Morrison Plant Services (Morrison), the UK’s leading utility service provider is the latest customer to see significant improvements in productivity and employee safety thanks to the installation of a range of vehicle mounted cranes on their fleet of commercial vehicles, along with the introduction of a heavy-duty goods lift in their workshop – equipment designed, manufactured and installed by Penny Hydraulics Ltd.

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