Major upgrade announced for A&J ScottPosted: 12th October 2015
A&J Scott rounded off a successful showing at Timber Expo with an announcement that the company is to undertake the latest in a series of investments at the end of this year. Following recent major investment in a new bandmill facility at its Northumberland site, as well as other increases in production and pressure treatment capacity, the company is to undertake a major upgrade of its main volume production sawmill, in partnership with Soderhamn Eriksson and Milltech.
For the sawline, the company will install a new 3D system that has an MPM scanner, auto-log rotation and a side-shifting LogPos infeed. This system will then feed a factory fully-refurbished Reducer Quad Bandsaw. This equipment will replace an existing 3D system and canter/double arbor circular saw. The existing edger line will be replaced with a new Catech 400 with a 3-bladed sawbox. Besides supplying the electronic control system for the 3D sawline, Milltech will also replace the control electronics for the whole mill including tray-sorting and subfloor etc.
Robert Scott, Managing Director, said, “This new programme of works will help us to continue the growth we have achieved over recent years with investments in a new bandmill and other production facilities all completed. We have set ourselves the highest standards of customer service and product quality in order to meet the needs of our wide ranging customers, and this latest investment will increase our output of high quality fencing products to complement the increased range of railway sleepers and landscaping timbers we are also producing”.
The work, which will continue a relationship between A&J Scott and Soderhamn Eriksson spanning over 20 years, will be carried out during December, with full production returning for the new year. The company is currently building stock levels to ensure that there is no disruption to normal service during the works programme, with all other production facilities on site working as normal.