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29.02.2016 UK silos exported overland to Slovakia

Barton Fabrications, Portishead, UK, has exported two silos to the Slovakian site of specialist plastic extrusion and moulding company, COBA Automotive s.r.o., part of the COBA International group. Focusing on the manufacture of automotive plastic components, the COBA plant in Slovakia occupies over 5000m² and employs some 250 people. The two installed 75t capacity silos, each 16m tall with a diameter of 3.5m, are used for polypropylene granule storage and are part of an initiative to reduce raw material manual handling and to make better use of available storage space.
Sean Hutchinson, supply chain manager at COBA Plastics UK, commented: “COBA Plastics in the UK have previously used Barton Fabrications for their silo installations and, as Barton knows our business well, it has been a natural step to adopt the company’s products and services within the group. The combined expertise of silo manufacturing skills and installation services offered by Barton Fabrications, which includes logistics management, makes them ideally suited to meet our overseas needs.” The silos were transported by road, which involved obtaining relevant permits and complying with abnormal/wide load requirements in seven countries. 
A near-completed storage vessel inside Barton’s vertical silo construction tower

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