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Goldstar invests in Sennebogen Material Handlers supplied by the Molson Group
Based at Floods Farm, near March, Goldstar Metal Traders are one of the fastest growing recycling companies in the UK.
Operating from three sites, March, Wereham and Kings Lynn, Goldstar are specialists in servicing factory premises, demolition sites and waste transfer facilities. They have currently 400 skips and containers in service, throughout the Midlands and East Anglia.
The company export metal to worldwide destinations which is shipped out at their transfer facility at Kings Lynn where they have the capability to load shipping containers for bulk export.
Although a relatively young company the team have over 50 years combined experience in the Waste and Recycling Industry.
Recently the company have made a £2.3 million investment in four Sennebogen 830E and three 835E Material Handlers, which have all been supplied by Molson Green who are part of the Molson Group.
The machines have been put to work at all three sites, with four located in March, two in Kings Lynn which have banana booms and forward extending cabs and one machine in Wereham. The investment follows the purchase of another Sennebogen Material Handler in 2017 from the Molson Group which was made following the dissatisfaction in spares availability in another manufacturer.
Neil Bowers – MD, commented, “We were previously operating another make of Material Handler but had issues with spare part supply and service which left our machine out of service for unacceptable lengths of time.
“We therefore switched our allegiance to Sennebogen and purchased our first two years ago off Molson Green, who have proved to us that their support and service back-up is very reliable, hence the further investment in seven more machines for our three sites which have also been supplied by Molson Green.”
It’s a very busy operation at March where the scrap metal is handled by three 830E and one 835E material handlers. All fitted with orange peel grabs they easily move over 300,000 tonnes/annum of recycled metals. Most of this material is then transported to the Kings Lynn operation where it is either loaded into the ship or sent by containers to destinations around the world.
Neil, continued, “We have big contracts with the whole of Network Rail, Mick George and Wye Valley. We also deal with almost all of the local skip companies and have a good relationship with all the merchants in the area.
“When we started, we had two lorries, one skip lorry and an artic. Today we have twelve trucks and employ 50 people who are all passionate about the business. We don’t employ huge numbers but staff who bring something to the table and maintain efficiency by working smarter. It’s very important that we have very efficient equipment and the confidence in the supplier and Molson have given us that!”
SENNEBOGEN 830E material handler:
Three of the machines at the March operation are the Sennebogen 830E wheeled material handlers – an extremely popular model in the scrap metal application thanks to its high capacity and 17m working range.
Sennebogen have been long established as a manufacturer of the highest quality material handlers and the 830E is certainly a flagship product within the range. Boasting a 220Hp Cummins QSB 6.7 engine, this Bavarian green giant has
a host of features that make it easy to maintain, a pleasure to operate and cost effective to run.
Day to day maintenance can all be carried out safely at ground level thanks to centralised undercarriage greasing points, with the upper carriage serviced by a factory fitted auto lube system. A feature that has been made a standard option following customer feedback to the factory. Furthermore, these Sennebogen 830E’s have been fitted with the manufacturers own Hydroclean system that provides additional protection against contamination in the hydraulic system, improving reliability and reducing down-time.
Operator comfort is a clear focus in this machine thanks to Sennebogen’s high-rise maXcab, which has clearly designed with comfort and visibility in mind. The cab offers a large clean and clear space for the operator to control the machine without obstruction. The high-rise cab allows operators to reach a maximum viewing height of 5.6m while the joystick steering option allows an uninterrupted view of the working area as there is no steering wheel.
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