Welcome to the October 2023 edition of Compaction Catch Up, our monthly update on how the business is doing. We aim to show off our production capabilities as well as our superb team.
As you may have seen on our socials, Steve has had some time off, which he decided to spend walking up to Everest Base Camp.
He was part of a group of 11 people that participated in the 16-day walk. Steve said it was cold with temperatures getting as low as -17°C at night but the magnificent views more than made up for it.
We completed the building of the first one of our new mobile compactor model: The MC14BL Mobile Compactor with Bin Lift. Based on our MC14 Mobile Compactor this new model features a completely re-designed frame and skip to accommodate the heavy-duty bin lift system that can handle bins up to 1100 litres.
It took many iterations in the design stage and several more during manufacture so we say well done to the design team and the manufacturing team for their hard work.
On the 3rd of October, we were at the Big Sustainability Expo in the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. It was amazing to see all the companies creating and developing sustainable products and businesses.
We are thankful to the event organisers for our prime position in front of the main entrance, it kept our team busy all day.
- Our engineers have had another busy month servicing 160 balers and compactors.
- We increased our LOLER inspections to 7 last month.
- We completed 12 installs, including one of our new model MC14BL.
- We have had a new engineer join the manufacturing team. Aaron has a wealth of knowledge and skills ranging from welding to hydraulics and is quickly getting up to speed with our systems.
- We had a request from one of our trade customers to refurbish around 30 balers that are between 5 - 10 years old. Most of these balers were originally built by us. They arrived in late September and were picked up again at the end of October, ready to work for another decade.
- Our new branded notebooks have arrived. They are made from recycled paper, and they look and feel well-made.