3 July 2017 | BSW Timber invests in material handling equipment at its Newbridge sawmill in Wales

BSW Timber has kick-started a major investment programme in its material handling equipment by commissioning 8 new Bulmor side-loader vehicles for its sawmill in Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys, Wales.

In a GBP 900,000 ($1.1 million) contract with UK-based Briggs Equipment, the vehicles will be used to transport sawn timber on site.

Following an in-depth selection process, BSW chose Briggs Equipment following a proven track record of working together in other UK mills – a partnership which has delivered efficiencies and improved safety and fleet management capability as part of a company-wide drive to improve reliability in site operations.

BSW has invested more than GBP 6 million ($7.8 million) into its Newbridge-on-Wye sawmill over the past decade, making it the largest single-site sawmill in Wales, employing 148 staff.

BSW Timber currently produces over 1,200,000 cubic metres of sawn timber each year, mainly for the UK’s construction, fencing and landscaping markets.