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80th anniversary for the Materials Handling Engineers Association

Peter Webster, former President (2001) and then Secretary (until December 2017), gives his thoughts on the Materials Handling Engineers Association’s purpose and future and reflects on his own relationship with the association. “The MHEA was formed in the late 1930s by a group of like-minded businessmen to tie together their commercial interests and to enable buyers to see them all together.  During the war years, the effects of the Blitz inevitably brought about plenty of building work and a raft…

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Excellence Awards 2018

Wednesday 18 October will see another glittering celebration of the industry’s finest achievements at Eastwood Hall, during the two-day BULKEX18 event. 2018 is the Government’s Year of the Engineer and the MHEA is supporting this occasion by launching a new award, Engineer of the Year. Celebrating our 80th year, members interested in entering any of the awards categories, which includes Supplier of the Year; Apprentice of the Year; Project of the Year; should put together their entries and submit them…

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BULKEX 2018 launches

BULKEX18, the Materials Handling Engineers Association’s annual exhibition, conference and awards ceremony has launched for 2018.  With a pronounced technical emphasis, focusing on current and imminent industry opportunities, BULKEX18 is a must-attend event for 2018 – taking place in the MHEA’s 80th year.  

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First site visit of 2018: Tunstead Quarry, Buxton

MHEA members are invited to an exclusive visit of Tarmac’s Tunstead Quarry on Wednesday 9 May, with a guided tour by Quarry Manager Phillip Shimmell. Visits are organised to provide unique access to member sites to give fresh insight about the requirements of a particular sector.  Tunstead Quarry is one of the largest in the UK, extracting approximately six million tonnes of limestone each year.  It is the largest supplier of lime and lime-based products and also produces aggregates as…

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UK Industrial Strategy: A leading destination to invest and grow

Published on 17 December 2017, the document, UK Industrial Strategy: A leading destination to invest and grow is the Government’s new strategy document, outlining how ‘the UK will remain one of the best places in the world to innovate, do business, invest and create jobs’.  The full document can be downloaded here and we would encourage members to read through the strategy to identify local and market opportunities outlined within.

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80th Anniversary Year

2018 is the 80th anniversary of the Materials Handling Engineers Association and we will be marking the occasion with activities and commemorations throughout the year.  As an industry association started in 1938, our association has seen many of the major industrial inventions and political events of the 20th and 21st centuries.   We are gathering stories and memories of the past 80 years and inviting anyone who has photographs and anecdotes to share them with us.  Please contact Julie Claus at…

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BULKEX 2018 launches

BULKEX18, the Materials Handling Engineers Association’s annual exhibition, conference and awards ceremony has launched for 2018.  With a pronounced technical emphasis, focusing on current and imminent industry opportunities, BULKEX18 is a must-attend event for 2018 – taking place in the MHEA’s 80th year.  

Read More

Excellence Awards 2018

Wednesday 18 October will see another glittering celebration of the industry’s finest achievements at Eastwood Hall, during the two-day BULKEX18 event.  2018 is the Government’s Year of the Engineer and the MHEA is supporting this occasion by launching a new award, Engineer of the Year. 

Read More

80th anniversary for the Materials Handling Engineers Association

Peter Webster, former President (2001) and then Secretary (until December 2017), gives his thoughts on the Materials Handling Engineers Association’s purpose and future and reflects on his own relationship with the association. “The MHEA was formed in the late 1930s by a group of like-minded businessmen to tie together their commercial interests and to enable buyers to see them all together.  During the war years, the effects of the Blitz inevitably brought about plenty of building work and a raft…

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