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Morris Site Machinery recognised as trusted supplier

Equipment manufacturer Morris Site Machinery has been awarded ‘Trusted Supplier’ status in recognition of its quality and commitment to best practice.

The Hire Industry Trusted Suppliers accreditation from The Hire Association of Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) is a hallmark of quality in training, safety, environmental issues, research and development, production processes and data security.

The supply chain scheme links in supportively with the SafeHire Certification for the tool, plant and equipment sector and is designed to promote excellence in the hire industry.

Phil Winnington (pictured below), international business director at Morris Site Machinery (pictured), said: “Our business is built on delivering excellence in products and service. We’re proud to achieve this recognition as an excellent hire industry supplier after passing the online assessment and due diligence process.

“The scheme highlights suppliers committed to best practice and high standards, and gives businesses purchasing goods and services the reassurance that they have found trustworthy suppliers.”

Winnington, a member of the HAE Supply Chain Board, added: “It is important for the industry to promote the highest level of quality, competence and safety. I would encourage other manufacturers and suppliers to aim for this accreditation to raise standards.”

Morris Site Machinery supplies a range of top-class construction site machinery and site equipment including SMC mobile lighting towers, ArcGen welders, Denyo generators and Hilta pressure washers and pumps. Its products serve sectors from equipment hire to construction and mining, rail, events, film and TV.

Employing more than 60 people, it is part of fifth-generation family business group Morris & Company, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.


Charles Wilson Engineers commit to renewable

Charles Wilson Engineers have created a programme for late 2018 and early 2019, which will see the installation of solar photovoltaic systems to 11 feasible branches of 18 nationwide.

The company is installing 1082 PV panels across our 11 branches, with the size range dependent on the roof capacity and energy consumption rate of the branch. The range is from 48 panels to 174 panels at either end of the scale – each individual panel generates 285w.

Altogether, once all of the solar panels have been installed, they will be able to generate 307kWp at maximum capacity. For reference, that would power 3070 standard light bulbs for an hour, or 1228 large LCD TVs for an hour, or charge 61400 mobile phones for an hour. The maximum energy generated by the solar panels installed throughout our depots at the end of this stage of our programme will be up to enough to make 7675 cups of tea, per hour.

Once the first stage is complete, the company plans to install solar photovoltaic systems on each of the new sites that it acquires moving forward, subject to suitability.