2 minute read - 17th August 2022
Marshalls increases production with investment at Falkirk plant
Construction and landscaping products manufacturer Marshalls is set to increase production, improve efficiency, and save over 450 tonnes of carbon a year, following an investment at its Falkirk site.
In a joint venture with UK-based Forest Press Hydraulics, the two companies have built an innovative concrete wet press machine at the Marshalls site. The new wet press machine, which is now fully operational, will significantly transform output at the site and is anticipated to save hundreds of tonnes of carbon a year by dramatically reducing transportation.
Marshalls creates bespoke solutions and tailor-made processes to build all its wet press manufacturing machinery in-house. As a specialist in concrete wet press machinery, Forest Press Hydraulics supplies wet press machinery around the world of various types and specifications, along with all associated equipment such as tooling, handling systems and bespoke solutions.
Simon Bourne, chief operating officer at Marshalls, said: “Whilst we’re investing £24m in a new dual block plant in the south, we’re innovating in the very north of the UK, at Falkirk. Our in-house technicians are talented at what they do, and it’s great to bring a specialist like Forest Press in to deliver something truly unique.”
Peter Bullock, owner of Forest Press Hydraulics, added: “As a supplier to Marshalls since 1984, various projects have been undertaken over the years, but to be given this opportunity to work with Marshalls and its in-house engineers on such a project was really quite special. The equipment design is pushing the boundaries of wet press technology and, in turn, allowing both of our companies to push forward into the future. We are grateful to be given such an opportunity and achieve such positive results.”