Bolton, UK -- After Polyurethane Progress lost its materials handling turntables in a fire at its Wakefield plant in 2010, Movetech UK "came to the rescue" by supplying two replacement floor-mounted manual turntables, the manufacturer of load-moving equipment said in a 12 April statement.
In order to get Polyurethane Progress back to work, Movetech UK said it "pulled out all the stops" to get the turntables built and delivered as quickly as possible.
"Polyurethane Progress actually supply us with covers and decks for some of our display range turntables," said Movetech UK's technical director, David Houghton, "and they've always given us excellent service. We felt it was only right and fair that we should return the compliment."
The turntables, each 1.5m in diameter with a 150kg capacity, are used to fill the moulds that make balls for hurling. The balls are then sent to India and Ireland to be wrapped in leather.
Jordan Cook, a director at Polyurethane Progress, commented, "Having to fill anything from 18 000-20 000 moulds per month we need to work 24/7 to keep on top of the game."
Polyurethane Progress, which carries out injection and cast moulding in various materials, supplies the base and top castings for Movetech UK's B200 series as well as drive wheels for the Midi, Maxi and MJ21 ranges.