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MHEA Announces Changes

Following a review of the activities of the association the MHEA announces changes to the Secretariat and the Vice-Presidency. The Materials Handling Engineers Association has appointed a new Vice-President, James Bullock, who will hold the post for the next two years. James, who has been a member of the MHEA’s Executive Committee for several years, took up the role following the announcement of changes to the secretariat. He takes over the reins from outgoing Vice-President, Linda White, who has held…

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June visit to the Port of Tilbury: sign up now

The MHEA has its next site visit on Thursday 13 June. Visiting the Port of Tilbury (London), the event will provide a fascinating insight into the workings of London’s major port. To reserve your place, please contact or by calling her on 01787 226995. MHEA site visits provide invaluable access for members to the inside story of some of the UK’s most hard to access facilities.  The visit to Tilbury, which is one of eight ports owned by Forth…

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Meet the MHEA in Northern Ireland success bodes well for BULKEX 2019

The Materials Handling Engineers Association has held a successful Meet the MHEA for bulk handling companies in Northern Ireland.  Exhibitors and guests alike had a profitable and interesting morning, networking, discussing business and sharing ideas; all said it created an exciting preliminary before BULKEX in October. Northern Ireland is the epicentre of the world’s manufacturers of crushing, screening, washing and concrete batching technologies. The MHEA organised the free networking event to meet local businesses and professionals involved in the industry. …

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Roy Dobson 1954-2019

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Roy Dobson passed away suddenly on Tuesday the 30th of April while working at his desk at home. Roy was extremely well known throughout the many industries we work in but in particular the mining and quarrying sectors having obtained a BSc. (Hons) in Minerals Engineering from the University of Birmingham and then going on to work for Matthew Hall Ortech, Kennedy and Donkin and since 1995 Fairport Engineering. Roy…

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MHEA welcomed to Viridor for site visit

On Wednesday 14 November, 23 members of the MHEA met at the Park & Ride in Bicester and enjoyed a car share to Viridor’s energy recovery site at Ardley ERF, in Oxfordshire, where they were met by Jessica Baker-Pike, the Learning and Visitor Centre Manager. Ardley ERF began operation in 2014, treating 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year. It diverts at least 95% of Oxfordshire’s residual municipal waste away from landfill and generates enough electricity to power around 38,000 homes. …

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QUERÉTARO, QUERÉTARO, MÉXICO – Vortex is pleased to announce the appointment of Efrén Shayd Carmona Loya as Regional Sales Manager for Mexico. Shayd has joined the team at Vortex Latinoamérica, a division of Salina Vortex Corporation located in Querétaro. In this role, Shayd is responsible for working directly with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), end users, and industry specialists to further expand Vortex sales throughout Latin America. Shayd brings with him more than 12 years of industrial sales experience. Previously, he…

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Vortex is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kasa Fab, a leading custom metal fabrication and manufacturing company. Located at 304 East Avenue B in Salina, Kansas, Kasa Fab was a division of Kasa Companies, which includes Kasa Controls & Automation, IntelliFinishing, and Kasa Anlagen. “This acquisition allows Vortex to expand upon our fabrication capabilities, including lasers, robotic welders, blasting booths, and liquid and powder paint systems, among others,” explained Travis Young, executive vice president at Vortex. “Over the past…

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Eurotech International FZ, LLC is a network of mechanical engineering product manufacturers and service providers, located in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Eurotech services the cement, steel, mining, paper, chemical, and food industries through their manufacturing and engineering expertise. For the past year, Eurotech has been committed to serving quality products and services. By partnering with only ISO-certified original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Eurotech assures thorough internal and external quality checks to reinforce their motto: “Deliver excellence to all clients.”…

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ConSpare launches ‘Make it better’ brand as it celebrates 40th anniversary

Concrete production process improvement specialist ConSpare is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is marking the occasion with the launch of a new brand aimed at helping concrete producers to ‘Make it better’. The Nottinghamshire family firm was established in 1978 by Jim and Hilary Bullock, to sell spare parts to concrete producers. It has evolved to become one of the leading suppliers to the UK concrete industry, offering a comprehensive range of concrete production equipment, specialist spare parts and industry-leading…

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