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The Granville operation:
A short trip brought us to the newest facility – the Granville factory - where we met Dominic McKenna – Operations Director who took us on a factory tour.
Dominic has been in the industry 15 years with 11 of them at McCloskey and he told us about the new operation.
Dominic, commented, “We opened the new installation last March and phased it all in over a period of six months, getting each section up and running before moving our final assemblies to Granville. We now have complete production lines, for crushers, screeners and wash plants on an increased footprint of 60%. When we had completed the installation here at Granville we turned Killyman into a fabrication and R&D centre. The whole project cost £17 million including very large 32-ton cranes.”
“The building was designed with a high roof space which enables us to assemble complete wash plants, which often require more height than crushing and screening machines. This is critical as we run and test every single piece of equipment before disassembling and packing for transport, making site assembly of the equipment a much more efficient task.”
“We can also configure the production in the sheds to suit demand, it’s a very flexible operation which has enabled us to increase our crusher production by 100% and our screen production by 30%.”
“One of the biggest advantages for us is that previously all the sub-assemblies were divided and made separately, but now all under one roof with one supervisor, it is simple to tie it all together under a single management system.”
“With 70% of our sub-assemblies done in-house, the remainder is sourced through a network of trusted local sub-
contractors which allows us to work very efficiently, while maintaining the high levels of quality we expect.”
We then sat down with Sean Loughran – Director of the Washing Systems Division - who with MWS’ expanding product lines is enjoying the company’s rapid growth as well.
“We originally started manufacturing our full range of Washing equipment here in Clonoe, Co. Tyrone. Last March, when we opened the new 120,000 sq. ft. facility at Granville, we were able to take advantage of the large assembly bays which handle the production for the S-line screens, the R-line screens, the crusher line and the washing line. Fitted with 28 overhead cranes, the Granville site is a final assembly and test facility and our fabrication is now completed between two of our other factories, all within a 10-mile radius.”
The McCloskey Washing division officially launched in 2016 and it’s been a busy few years for the team at McCloskey with incredible sales growth. The new assembly facility is at full capacity coupled with a strong order book and a host of new products in various stages of design, test and manufacture.
“North America has been a significant market for McCloskey Washing Division, with the Frac Sand market being particularly buoyant over the past 18 months. We now have 13 SandStorm TM wash plants working in this industry with many more on the books for 2019”.
Sean gave us more detail, “We also have a lot of equipment sold in the UK, in particular C&D and Waste Recovery Plants. This year we have installed three very large static & modular plants and currently installing a further four which will all be showpieces. These plants, which include full waste recovery & water treatment systems, have been demonstrated to many of our European clients, leading to successful deals across this region.”
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