New TANALITH treatment facility at GE Robinson

12 February 2020

GE Robinson, part of the Haldane Shiells group, one of the largest independent merchants in the UK and Ireland, has invested over £350,000 in a new high-pressure timber treatment facility at its Walsall site.

The treatment facility will use Lonza’s latest TANALITH wood preservative with its built-in BARamine technologies.

The 2m diameter x 12.5m long treatment vessel will allow GE Robinson to increase and extend its stocks of green and brown preservative treated sawn and machined timbers for its customers in the construction, agricultural, garden buildings, landscaping and fencing sectors.

“It is a very exciting time for Robinson’s,” said John Leach, branch manager. “Over the past six months the site has undergone a major refurbishment in its milling facilities, creating extra capacity for machining, re-sawing and cross-cutting work. The treatment plant is the last piece in the jigsaw and will be a game changer for the business, allowing us to offer excellent quality treated timber to our customers.

“We will be ramping up our stocks of treated sleepers, fencing, purlins and shed/stable timbers to service our existing and new customers. We will also be offering a very competitive treatment service for our customers’ own timbers when required. This service can include collection and delivery when required throughout the Midlands region.

This is the fourth TANALITH plant to be installed into the Haldane Shiells Group, with other plants at its Salford, Garstang and Newry sites.

The new treatment facility