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Oldbury UK Ltd. celebrates its 150th Anniversary

Oldbury UK Ltd. celebrates its 150th Anniversary

Press Release For immediate release:
Tuesday, 12th April 2011
Oldbury UK celebrates its 150th Anniversary
Commercial Vehicle Show: 12-14 April 2011
NEC Birmingham: Hall 5, Stand 5J70
Oldbury UK participates in the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC this week – as the start of the company’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Today, Oldbury UK is a diversified specialist trailer, transport equipment and engineering company – all a long way from the company’s beginnings in Wednesbury in 1861, when Isaiah Oldbury founded the business, manufacturing springs, axles and components for horse drawn carriages and carts.
Now part of Skan Group Holdings and based in Wolverhampton, the company serves sectors including road transport, construction, extraction, waste management, defence and aerospace. Its fully accredited TUV ISO 9001 engineering capabilities include the design, development, manufacture, integration and supply of trailers, transportable systems, ruggedised ancillary equipment and carrier platforms from lightweight applications through to maximum weight special types.
Oldbury Managing Director, Richard Skan says, “We are very proud of Oldbury’s heritage, not least as one of the few privately owned British transport engineering companies to have survived in a range of extremely competitive market sectors. We are fortunate to have a highly skilled workforce – and reaching this anniversary is in no small way an acknowledgement of their dedication and loyalty to the firm”.
Oldbury’s facility covers a 2.5 acre site, of which 30,000 sq. ft. is enclosed and includes overhead craneage; extensive fabrication, erecting and fitting bays; a two booth 4,000 sq. ft. paint shop; a dedicated axle shop and advanced CAD and design engineering capabilities.
Low loaders, stepframes & extendables

Oldbury is the sole importer and agent for the UK and Ireland for Portugal-based Fabrequipa’s ARB range of low loader, stepframe and extendable trailers, which covers capacities up to 95 tonnes gtw. In addition to standard specification units, a wide range of specialist equipment options is available including ramps, outriggers, neck arrangements, air suspension, axle lift, tracking and self-steer configurations. Oldbury also offers a comprehensive applications engineering capability.
Hydraulic chain- & hook-loaders

Oldbury is an importer & distributor of Cayvol hydraulic chain- and hook-loaders. Cayvol is the predominant market leading manufacturer of hydraulic loader equipment in Spain. The equipment features in Oldbury’s articulated trailer-mounted, heavy-duty roll-on-off waste container system. Cayvol’s ‘Multivol’ system features a sliding hydraulic column which enables a range of different sized containers to be transported and its ‘Multicontainer’ chain-lift skip loader system features telescopic arms.
Notes to Editors:
A range of digital images is available on request by bona-fide media outlets For further information contact:
Media & Corporate Affairs:
Adrian Graves Adrian Graves Organisation Limited 1 Diomed Drive, Great Barton, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2TF United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0) 1284 787438 Mobile: +44 (0) 7860 311858 E-mail: adriangraves@pressandpr.com Website: www.pressandpr.com
Managing Director:
Richard Skan Oldbury UK Limited Balliol Business Park Wobaston Road Wolverhampton, WV9 5EU United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0) 1902 397216 E-mail: r.skan@oldburyuk.co.uk Website: www.oldburyuk.co.uk