Tubosider UK is now operating two production lines, greatly increasing our capacity and reducing the lead times for all our stormwater attenuation systems– whether they are conventional, Twinstore, or soakaways.
The second machine arrived last year as part of our purchase of the manufacturing equipment of Atlantic CSP, our main rival in corrugated steel drainage tanks and culverts. It has since been undergoing improvements and modifications to meet all its H&S requirements prior to commissioning.
Apart from adding to our capacity, and enabling us to grow our service in line with our plans, the purchase made us the UK and Ireland’s only supplier of corrugated steel stormwater systems.
The new line installed at our St Helens factory has been fitted close to the fabrication area, where pipe sections and other components are prefabricated and welded ready for delivery and completed installation on site.
“Having a second line gives us all sorts of advantages,” says production manager Mark Fegan, “particularly the ability to dedicate each machine to its own range of pipe sizes.
“All pipes up to 1.2 meter diameter are being manufactured on the new machine, while everything above up to 3.6 meters is still being turned out on our other machine.
“That saves us on the downtime we needed to change pipe size and corrugation, and gives us much more flexibility in how we operate between the two lines. All this will benefit customers across the board in how quickly and smoothly we supply them.”