Boughton Engineering has formed a strategic partnership with McNeilus, the Minnesota, US based specialist body manufacturer, to sell, mount and finish its Front End Loader range for the UK market. Boughton will also provide aftermarket support for parts and service. Initial units have been scheduled for early next year.
Announcing the agreement, Boughton Group Managing Director, Richard Skan said, “We are delighted to have concluded this agreement with McNeilus and we look forward to developing our close commercial collaboration. When Skan Group Holdings acquired the Boughton business now five years ago, we made a commitment to the industry that it would remain at the forefront of the waste handling sector and that we would invest in the future development of the business. The McNeilus Front End Loader (FEL) product has strong synergy and perfect strategic fit with our established waste handling products and will enable our companies together to support our customers with a significantly stronger offering”.
Boughton Group Sales and Marketing Director, Steve Price said, “The Front End Loader meets some special requirements and has a particular place in the fleets of some of our major customers. Personally, I am very pleased to be renewing my previous involvement with the product and we know that operators in the sector will welcome the return of the McNeilus FEL unit to the UK market … the machine is well liked and proven in service both here and in other world markets. Bringing Boughton and McNeilus together to fulfil this market requirement not only makes a compelling business case but gives our customer base the knowledge and confidence that two leading players in the industry will be working together to deliver it”.
Boughton will reveal more detailed plans and information on the arrangement on the Boughton Stand 5V50 at the RWM Exhibition, the recycling and waste management event, at the NEC, Birmingham in September 2016.
About Boughton Engineering
Boughton Engineering is Britain’s longest established designer and manufacturer of hook-loaders, skip-loaders and close-coupled trailers. The business is widely respected in the industry for its tradition and concentration on function and durability — which today is still the guiding principle in its designs and developments. It has a long standing reputation for cutting edge innovation in waste transportation and collection equipment technology, which has often led the sector with original ideas and solutions.
The company has been involved in engineering since 1897, when its early ventures were connected with agricultural equipment, farm implements, contracting, forestry and transport. Over the decades, it has been responsible for many ground-breaking innovations and developments – including a successful range of hook-loaders and dry waste ejection trailers. Its defence sector products include specialist wheeled trailers. Its Kwikcova and Intacova automatic sheeting systems for hook-loader and skip loader applications respectively, incorporates a number of design features widely regarded across the industry as best practice.
The company became part of Skan Group Holdings in May 2011. It is co-located alongside Skan Group’s Oldbury UK operation in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. It also operates a fabrication facility in Devon.