We start the New Year continuing to expand our growth as the UK’s only all-encompassing scaffolding repairs, reconditioning and bespoke manufacturing specialists.
As we have said many times, over the past nine months our workforce, customers and families have supported us through the most uncertain of times.
We begin 2021 with a strong start, with continued growth within scaffolding repair and reconditioning. As many have found due to national and international lockdowns and restrictions, seeking equipment to buy for service or supply has been difficult to say the least!
As a main manufacturer, repairs and reconditioning specialist we have seen high demand throughout the latter part of 2020, in customers seeking to refurbish and repair their unused equipment, to help overcome this issue.
New Gear for the New Year!
For over three decades St Helens Plant has remained the UK’s only all-encompassing repairs, reconditioning and manufacturing plant.
During that time we have adopted various types of machinery and equipment to permit large and small scale fabrications and repairs, mainly consisiting of scaffolding, ancillary products and construction equipment.[box type=”success” align=”alignleft” width=”800″ ]2021 see’s more upgrades and additions to our fabrications, repair and reconditioning facilities – which have also expanded in size, workforce and output production.[/box]
We’d like to show our customers what they don’t often get the chance to see, and showcase our newest and most prized additions to the St Helens Plant powerhouse of 2021!
New Additions to St Helens Plant Powerhouse
First up, is our new Spray Booth installed end of Dec 2020 – one of many which is located in our main plant based in St Helens.
New Spray Booth
Next up, we have the piece de resistance, an absolute mammoth of a Shot Blast Machine! This new addition, comes with excitment – as well as some sadness too!
As it’s in with the new and out with the old! We had became quite attached to our old Shot Blast Machine, she has stood us in good stead over the years – always old faithful and always reliable![box type=”info” align=”alignleft” width=”800″ ]For more details on the tonnes of steel our last Ses Pangborn Shot Blast Machine handled over 20 years, and a farewell to our old faithful – see here.[/box]
However, as times progress and the tonnes mounted up, it became time to let the old girl retire and bring in a new Shot Blast Machine ready for many years of hard graft and rapid turnover, packed full of the latest technology and incraesed output ability.
Old Shot Blast Machine
The Ses Pangborn Shot Blast Machine
(opperational from 2000 – 2020)
New Shot Blast Machine
The Pangborn 4D 1500/1000 V Blast System
The Pangborn 4D 1500/1000 V blast system is powered by 4x 15kw Acu-Strike blast wheels, this roller conveyor blast system has a blast zone of 1500mm wide x 1000mm high.
Delivery and Installation
Next, we have a smaller piece of equipment that again becomes the new cool kid on the factory floor, joining a decreasing army of older souls!
Our new Steel Worker is the first of many in the progress of being replaced, so keen to see what she can do, she’s already been put to task!
New Steel Worker
Last but not least, we have our new Welding Sets – one of many that joins the factory floor as part of our ongoing equipment upgrade programme.
New Welding Sets
2021 looks to be a year of continued growth easpecially in the area of repair and reconditioning.
As many will also know, 2020 was quite a significant year for St Helens Plant, as finally my goal for many years as an original director, and a father came to fruition.
2020 was the year St Helens Plant became successfully owned and operated by both my son’s, Christopher and Phillip Pilling.
As part of the new generation that St Helens Plant now is, we have an ongoing machinery and equipment upgrade programme to aid in our expansion and ability to provide the best of British manufacturing, repair and reconditioning to our customers.
Gordon Pilling, St Helens Plant Limited