During the year, Skan Group Holdings, the private family group which owns the company, has restructured its engineering businesses – with Boughton Engineering becoming established as the lead brand and Oldbury UK becoming a specialist engineering and military products division within Boughton.
Group sales and marketing director Steve Price says: “The Power-Reach PR18 skip loader continues to gain share in the market, based on a reputation now earned and proven in operation – and with growing repeat order business pushing increased production. The range has now also expanded, notably with the PR12 – and whilst numbers remain small, customers recognise the advantage of product and inventory commonality across their fleets. The Boughton close coupled trailer now carries full type approval”
Inside the RWM 2017 exhibition hall, the company will display one of its standard Power-Reach PR18 skip loader units, part of a major order for north London waste operator Powerday.
Outside the main entrance piazza, Boughton will display the first production front end loader to be built as a result of the strategic partnership between Boughton Engineering and McNeilus of the US.
During 2017, Boughton has rolled out a new cross company advanced IT system which now fully integrates all production and business processes, including linkage between the group’s expanding fabrication, manufacturing and production facilities – as well as aftermarket service and parts. The company has also expanded its facilities in North Devon and the West Midlands by over 10,000 ft2 and the workforce and staff levels have grown by over 20% over the period.