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Cummins chooses LB Foster for automated engine transfer towline conveyors

Cummins chooses LB Foster for automated engine transfer towline conveyors

LB Foster Materials Handling has begun work on an automated engine transfer contract for the engine manufacturing plant of Cummins in Daventry. Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines and related technology around the world. The company serves its customer through its network of 500 company-owned and independent […]

LB Foster refurbishes assembly line conveyors for leading car manufacturer

Materials handling specialist, LB Foster, has completed a major refurbishment project at MINI Plant Oxford. The contract was awarded through Autotech, the leading control systems supplier in the European automotive market. The solution included a complete renovation of in-floor slat conveyors on three of Plant Oxford’s assembly lines. The work to uplift the mechanics and […]

LB Foster’s overhead conveyor doubles production for Investment Castings

LB Foster’s overhead conveyor doubles production for Investment Castings

LB Foster Materials Handling has recently manufactured and installed an overhead conveyor system for Investment Castings, a leading precision castings company. Designed to transport ceramic coated wax moulds during the drying process, the new conveyor has enabled Investment Castings to double its production of precision castings.      Paul Clarkson is co-director of Investment Castings, a […]

LB Foster Materials Handling completes two contracts for Lear Coventry

Leicester based LB Foster Materials Handling has completed two major contracts at the Lear Corporation seating facility located in Coventry. One contract was for a production line carousel conveyor and the second, for a dispatch conveyor system to store completed car seats in sequence on a cassette. Lear is one of the world’s leading suppliers […]

LB Foster supplies automation for Clipper’s Burton DC

LB Foster supplies automation for Clipper’s Burton DC

Materials handling specialist, LB Foster, has designed and manufactured interfloor belt conveyors together with an innovative dunnage belt and chute system for Clipper’s new Burton on Trent distribution centre (DC). The Burton DC handles the full range of multichannel distribution solutions for SuperGroup’s famous brand, Superdry. Its floor space of 350,000 sq ft is supplemented […]

LB Foster wins conveying contract with SignFab

LB Foster wins conveying contract with SignFab

Materials handling specialist, LB Foster Materials Handling, has won a substantial contract with another Leicester based company, SignFab UK. The contract, which was awarded through the third party consultant, Colour Dynamics, is for an overhead conveyor. Located in Kettering, Colour Dynamics is a nationwide distributor of wet paint, powder coatings and all related products to […]

LB Foster installation boosts storage capacity by 25% for Perry Ellis

LB Foster installation boosts storage capacity by 25% for Perry Ellis

A longspan shelving installation designed and installed by Leicester based, LB Foster Materials Handling, has increased the storage capacity of the distribution facility of Perry Ellis Europe by more than 25%. Famous for its portfolio of men’s apparel brands including Farah Classic, Farah Vintage and Original Penguin, Perry Ellis Europe is located in Witham, Essex. […]

Overhead conveyor solutions for improved productivity

Overhead conveyor solutions for improved productivity

The ideal way to move products safely through a paint facility is to install an overhead conveyor transportation system.  Overhead conveyors are typically used for both wet paint and powder coating processes. Using such systems can significantly improve productivity. Not only is there a reduction in manual handling, but overhead conveyors also allow you to […]

LB Foster teams up with ABB to deliver advanced automated solutions

LB Foster teams up with ABB to deliver advanced automated solutions

Leicester based LB Foster Materials Handling has introduced high performance ABB robots into its advanced automated solutions. ABB’s Robotics business is part of the ABB Group of companies and is the UK market leading supplier of industrial robots and robotic manufacturing systems. LB Foster specialises in the delivery of bespoke materials handling solutions which offer […]

LB Foster Materials Handling provides automated solution for NHS Supply Chain NDC

LB Foster Materials Handling provides automated solution for NHS Supply Chain NDC

LB Foster Materials Handling, has completed a twin inter floor conveyor controls system for the NHS Supply Chain National Distribution Centre (NDC) at Rugby operated by DHL. The principal contractor for the project was T J Hall Limited, a commercial construction company based in the East Midlands. Rob Oliver is one of the company’s contracts […]

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