Southwark Metals invest in more Sennebogen technology.

Southwark Metals started in 1980 in the London Borough of Southwark. As a highly reputable family run company, they offer a wide range of services from scrap metal to office clearances. It’s an intense operation that requires skill and experience with the company boasting a time served, fully trained experienced team to do clearance work and dismantling.

Recently in March the company moved from a site in Ruby Triangle in South Bermondsey, to Trundleys Road in Deptford, London.

Although the company were not required to close in lockdown it was seen as a prime opportunity to move to the new premises while they set up the new operation.

Today the company turn over in excess of 35,000 tons/annum, with scrap metal coming in from all over the South East which is dealt with by a fleet of Sennebogen machines who handle and sort the daily throughput of metals.

Reliable Material Handlers:
Scrap metal processing is highly dependent on material handling machines and previously the company had a variety of different manufacturers machines at the old site.

At the new Deptford site, the company employ an 821E and an 818E Sennebogen Material Handler and have recently invested in a Sennebogen 355E Hi-Rise Handler, all of which have been supplied by Molson Green.

Based in Bristol, Molson Green are the Recycling Industry Machinery Experts and are part of the Molson Group who are the UK’s largest independent new and used equipment dealer.

Operating from 13 locations strategically positioned throughout the UK, a team of over 70 fully trained service engineers and millions of pounds worth of parts ensure that businesses are kept running.

Nicola Pratt – Company Secretary, took up the story, “It is essential that we have reliable machines, but even more importantly is the level of service support that comes with it. In that respect Molson Green have surpassed our expectations and we can operate with a level of confidence that we previously did not have at the old site with other manufacturers machines.

The 355E Sennebogen Hi-Rise Handler:
The latest acquisition to the fleet, a 355E came about after a highly successful on-site demonstration where the machine surpassed all their expectations in performance.

“It was a machine that our team fell in love with, and it was an easy decision to invest in more Sennebogen product. We are often told what a machine can do, but usually in reality most machines fall short of that, but in the case of Sennebogen that isn’t the case at all, as all our Sennebogen machines perform as they should and the 355E was no exception, said Nicola.”

Although described as a telehandler the 355E is much more of a hybrid (a high-rise handler); which utilises  Sennebogen crane technology in the boom structure and design, thus providing improved strength and durability. Built with the operator in mind the 355E provides total comfort and control through ergonomics in every detail.

As a true power house with reliable sophisticated technology  it has an enviable performance with a 5.5t capacity and an 8.5m max lift. Running on semi-solid tyres and incorporating a 3m³ bucket with hydraulic clamp, a high-rise cab (function on foot buttons) – improves optimal visibility, is safer and increases efficiency when loading - as you can see more.

Performance is further enhanced by Z-linkage on the bucket end of the boom which assists the machines weight to push the bucket through material.

Nicola, added, “our team love the 355E is quite simply does what it says on the tin!

“Since moving to the new site we are busier than ever, which is very welcome news considering what the country is going through.

“Forty years on and our ethos stands firm, maintaining great relationships with the industry, our clients, our staff, and our suppliers.

It is all credit to our Sennebogen machines and Molson Green who have supported us throughout this transitional period!”


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