Telestack leads the international bulk handling market
Leading the international mobile bulk material handling market, Telestack supply some of the largest blue-chip companies in the aggregates world. Telestack have recently extended their capacity by building a phase one 45,000sqft factory on a green field site (Doogary facility), close to its current Bankmore facility (120,000sqft), which incorporates state of the art manufacturing premises, a dedicated Research and Innovative Development Centre and modern office suite - all of which is central to their continued growth strategy.
The engineering acumen within Northern Ireland is renowned globally and the expertise within Telestack has grown and developed significantly over their 35+ year tenure. In addition to Telestack Aggregates and Telestack Mining Groups, they have naturally matured within another material handling niche in the Ports and Inlands Terminals sector, designing and manufacturing equipment to manage stockyards as well as to load and unload dry bulk onto vessels up to Panamax/ post-Panamax. Their equipment is involved in some of the most ground-breaking, exciting and forward thinking projects across the globe with the company gaining serious traction in other industries such as the rail, power, cement and steel plants.
Telestack have invested heavily in their premises over the last 5 years having spent over £4million in their current Bankmore site. This included a 12,000 sq ft shed to house the automated saw-drill line, a state-of-the-art shot-blast facility, 2 paint booths and additional manufacturing facilities. The further £5million investment in the Doogary facility has also been matched by investment in the talent required to drive further growth and ensure that the factory operates at optimum level.
Director of Operations, David O’ Neill, comments “this has been an exciting yet somewhat tumultuous time for Telestack as we navigate the challenges of Brexit and Covid. We like every other manufacturer have had to remain agile whilst still remaining committed to being totally customer centric in every aspect of operational excellence and we continue to reinforce this message! Our new facility has provided us with a blank canvas allowing us to strive towards world class manufacturing standards throughout our operation and I am happy to say that we, and our customers, are reaping the benefits.”
The Telestack range caters for all needs and requirements within the bulk material handling industry from smaller producers seeking market entry equipment right through to demand for high performance conveying systems from the larger industry player. Telestack are unique in terms of being a “one stop shop” for aggregate producers globally offering a range of conveying systems from pit to port, pit to plant and port to plant for load and haul, shiploading and unloading, stacking and reclaiming and rail loading and unloading applications.
Malachy Gribben, Commercial Director, explains “At Telestack’s core is our emphasis on trust and integrity. This has been the driving force that has allowed us to develop strong partnerships with our global dealer network who share these values. We have a proven track record with many returning global blue chip producers including CEMEX, CRH, Heidelberg, Lafarge, and well as regional and local producers. Telestack have consistently demonstrated that we are a trusted advisor and partner which is evident throughout our relationships with dealers, customers and EPC alike. Our Voice of the Customer program holds us all to account. The marketplace is inundated with companies who can manufacture any amount of equipment – that’s the easy bit. We have been in the game long enough to know that it’s not enough to pay lip-service to the Customer. Without our Customer, all of us cease to exist and our investment in people and facilities are to ensure that every process – operational and otherwise – results in a customer who is pleased with their product and ultimately pleased to recommend Telestack as a true partner.”
Telestack’s international portfolio is vast and varied, and with over three decades of experience, they certainly are not afraid to use their experience to design truly innovative solutions. The quarrying and aggregate industry, like many others, is driven by required reduction in the cost per tonne processed. The mobility of the Telestack mobile bulk material equipment offers a much more cost effective solution for moving material from A to B when compared to the more traditional method of wheeled loader and/or haul truck. By using a mix of mobile conveying systems, the cost of moving material is significantly lower whether it is stacking aggregate, stockyard management or loading or unloading ships or barges. Further benefits are the reduced need for planning permission, a lower Capex investment, reduced labour requirements and improved environmental and safety metrics.
Telestack have also experienced a huge rise in producers moving bulk material by the coastal network, rivers and rail and the mobility and flexibility means that the mobile equipment can be used as and when required along the full length of the logistics chain. The Telestack global portfolio has reference sites across the world to demonstrate the breadth of their product range from ship loading aggregates in the UK, barge unloading in the Philippines, extensive stockyard management in Russia and stacking sand in North America – and everything in between! The size, features, throughput and expenditure is determined by the Customer, their application, their commodity and conditions specific to their operation.
Telestack mobile bulk material handling systems are available direct from Telestack or from their network of global dealers and agents. They also collaborate with many OEMs to offer complete solutions for their end-user clients. Telestack can offer resale support after a client has finished their project if they wish to sell the equipment on, as the global resale market for mobile bulk material handling systems is very strong and Telestack have the worldwide contacts to enable this.
In response to continuous engagement with their Customers, and the challenges that they face in their daily operations, Telestack look forward to launching a range of exciting new products in 2021 to better serve our customers, long-standing and new, from the crushed aggregate, sand and gravel and cement product industries. Telestack are committed to continuing to lead the market through innovation and intelligent bespoke designs backed up with a strong infrastructure to support the customer from concept to the field.