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Straaltechniek UK Ltd refurbish & install roller conveyor shot blaster for Hall & Pickles

For two centuries Hall & Pickles have supplied Steel throughout the UK and today they hold a comprehensive range of general steel and strip mill products with full stock coverage of popular sizes in all major product groups. Through seven generations of the Hall family, Hall & Pickles has evolved through consistent investment and innovation into the market leader they are today.

This year, Hall & Pickles consistent investment has continued and included the requirement to add a new roller conveyor shot blast machine at their Monkhouse & Brown site in Gateshead. By providing fantastic customer service as well as a quality product being supplied the site has thrived and received a high demand by their customers which triggered a requirement to increase production by investing in a 2nd roller conveyor shot blast machine.

As a valued customer of Straaltechniek UK, who have been servicing and supplying spares on the existing shot blast machine Monkhouse & Brown made contact with them and invited James Lees (UK Sales Manager, Straaltechniek UK) to visit the site in Gateshead and meet with Stephen Paul (Group Operations Director) to discuss the potential for supplying a machine suitable for their production requirements.

The timing was perfect as Straaltechniek UK had recently acquired a 2nd hand machine very similar to the one currently being used at Monkhouse & Brown and after an inspection of the machine an offer was made by quotation to refurbish the equipment, supply and install on site mirroring the existing process and therefore enabling productivity to double.

An order was placed and the machine was refurbished at Straaltechniek UK’s workshop in Sheffield. The machine has since been delivered, installed and is in full production.










James Lees, UK Sales Manager at Straaltechniek UK said;

 “This was an amazing refurbishment job to see from start to finish. The transformation of the machine is remarkable, and the finished product looks great. Stephen and the team have been a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole project and so we are very pleased to have supplied a machine they are happy with” 

 Stephen Paul, Group Operations Director at Hall and Pickles said;

 “Investing in a high quality and reliable product has always been vital to Hall and Pickles to ensure our customers receive their products on time and shot blasted to the highest possible standard, and adding this second machine will no doubt prove to be a long term investment that will continue to service our customers in the same way as our existing machine”      



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