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New Feather in A&J Scott's Cap

Posted: 28th May 2012

Feather-edge boards stacked in readiness for treatment and dispatchA major boost to production capacity of feather-edge fence boards is set to create further growth for a leading independent home grown sawmill.

Northumberland based A&J Scott supply sawn home grown timber to customers in the fencing and outdoor products sectors. During 2011 the company’s long term investments in increased production capacity helped it to achieve its best ever sales output.

Now the company has installed state of the art System TM Opti-Feed and Opti-Stacking systems to provide a massive boost to its production of feather-edge and thin fence boarding through its 7-headed Stenner multi-rip saw. The new system automates the in-feed of timber into the saw as well as the stacking of the finished product.

The company stands to benefit from a significantly faster throughput than it could previously achieve with manual feeding of the saw, allowing it to supply new additional volumes of feather-edge boarding to the UK market at competitive pricing levels.

Managing Director, Robert Scott, said, “We are delighted with the performance of the system so far and excited at the extra capacity this will provide. We are determined to strengthen our product range to further support our expanding customer base”.

Timber is loaded onto the saw as more feather-edge is taken off