13 July 2017

Gough Engineering moves bucket manufacturing to UK

Materials handling expert Gough Engineering has invested in high quality, high pressure injection moulds to manufacture components for its Swinglink range of bucket conveyors in the UK.

The decision allows the Staffordshire-based company to improve moulds using the latest technology, protect future supplies and secure UK manufacturing costs given the varying exchange rates.

The buckets are produced by local sub-contractors, who use injection moulding techniques to produce moulded buckets that fit into Gough Engineering’s patented bucket elevators. These parts were previously produced by Gough Econ Inc in Charlotte, USA.

Says managing director Stephen Harding: “The currency fluctuations following Brexit made it economically unfeasible for us to continue importing the 24” buckets for our elevators from the USA.

“However, the demand for new bucket elevators and the need to support our significant installed and operation plant base with parts and service meant that we were able to increase our UK investment.”

Bucket elevators are used to transport products around a factory without damage, keeping them still and contained without risk of degradation during movement.

Plant managers looking to find out more about Gough Engineering’s bucket elevator systems can contact the company on 01782 567770.

Adam Offord

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