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S. Norton & Co Ltd has been at the forefront of British metal recycling since the early 1960’s with the company going from strength to strength with the award of two Queens Awards in 2004 and 2009.
With their HQ in Liverpool the family-run company operate a further three sites. These new acquisitions in material handling power at their Barking site are part of a £15 million investment programme in efficiency with similar investments planned across their Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton operations.
The four sites turn over approximately 1.5 million tonnes of recycled metal per annum across the world.
When the HUB team visited the Barking site the two new machines were hard at work handling the scrap recycled
The changing face of the Barking site:
Michael Duke – Site Manager, takes up the story, “The company acquired the 6.5-acre site at Barking in 2013
from an existing exporter who at that time was processing approximately 70,000 tonnes/annum utilising
a couple of Sennebogen 835 material handlers along with other plant and machinery. Six years on and the
throughput has nearly doubled. The majority of the product produced at Barking is normally trans-shipped
to our deep-sea terminal at Southampton where it is destined for export. It’s all loaded here from our
wharf which is the reason why we have invested in the two machines.”
In 2017 the company invested in the two Sennebogen 870 machines which have literally
transformed the site. Investing in new handling equipment has enabled the company to increase
throughput and reduce ship loading time.
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