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APF 2008, the UK’s forestry and woodland exhibition reported record numbers of both exhibitors and visitors. Warm sunshine over all three days made a pleasant change from recent poor weather that many other shows have suffered from.

Exhibition Secretary, Ian Millward says “We had 16000 visitors attend over the three days, an 18% increase on 2006 and exhibitor numbers mirrored this with an increase of 20% to 250. We are absolutely delighted with the result. The whole exhibition and all our competitions were an enormous success. The sunshine over all three days was fantastic and we never dreamed we would have dust problems. APF 2008 has cemented the exhibition’s status as one leading shows in Europe for the forest and arboricultural industries”

“Many exhibitors reported that it was their best show yet and that they did a lot of business. One exhibitor sold 11 sawmills from their stand and another took orders worth nearly a £1 million pounds. APF 2008 has proved again that this is the place to be if you want to sell or buy machines in our industry”

Global Recycling Solutions is the UK and European distributor for:
Bandit Wood Chippers ranging from 6”- 24” and Shredders including the Beast 2680, 3680, 4680 and 5680 shredding machines;
Shred-tech range of Mobile Document shredders capable of processing almost any material, giving a uniform end product size;
Tana Compactors and Slow Speed Shredders
Used Shredders, Chippers, Screeners, Stump Grinders, Compost Turners and many more.
Tel 0870 770 8540

Ifor Williams Trailers flatbed, tippers and general duty trailers are used across a huge variety of industries. Their range of car transporter trailers are used by rally drivers and garage owners, while the box vans are increasingly popular with coach &bus firms, market traders, hot air balloonists, scout troops and trades people who convert the interior into mobile workshops.
Tel 01490 412527

Cheviot Trees are suppliers of native trees, (broadleaves & conifers) shrubs, reedbeds, grasses & marginal plants to the Forestry, Woodland, Landscape, Amenity and Hedging sectors. The quality of Cheviots’ Cell Grown trees is a combination of sound physical traits along with the use of appropriate seed source and provenance. Specialising in native British tree species and UK seed origins.

Duncan Ross, sales and marketing manager says “The show was very productive, in fact the most productive trade show for a number of years.
“There was a great deal of interest in our display of Christmas trees. We grow plants in modular plugs. Native broadleaves and confers including forestry and Christmas trees and we grow them all from seed “

Tel: 01289 386755

Central Spares live up to their name by supplying the widest range of equipment and machinery for the forestry, garden, landscaping, health & safety, hygiene
Sectors. Colin Gale managing director says “The was our first APF show. The quality of the visitors was very good. The stand was very busy, we were able to sell a lot of product at the show – direct from the stand. In fact, if anything, we wished we had brought more stock with us as there is no doubt we would have sold it. Our range of chain saws attracted great numbers to our stand. We have already decided to book the next show even though it is two years away”
Tel 01202 882000

Glendale is probably the largest specialist green services company in the UK and a leading provider of green service solutions to the public and
private sector.
Glendale delivers quality, value and innovation through
its extensive range of green solutions, including:

Grounds Management
Countryside Management
Green Waste Recycling
Golf Management
Tel 01257 460461

ABC-Response Training, realise that each working environment is different, so their Doctor writes a First Aid course specifically for your business, placing a core syllabus into context with the injuries that you are most likely to encounter.
Their aim is to make first aid courses as practical and relevant as possible, for example, the Outdoor Industrial course which is normally attended by people who are used to working outdoors is taught largely outside.

“We place a large emphasis on practical skills, believing that people will always remember information more effectively if they get to practice what they’ve been told, rather than have to sit and listen for hours on end, and if you get to practice in an environment that you’re familiar with then so much the better” says Stephen Johnson
Course manager.
TEl 0161-626-1364
Mob: 07860-639-479

N & J Aluminium Linings is a small family business with over 20 years’ experience in aluminium fabrication. “We pride ourselves on being the market leaders in the design and manufacture of 4 x 4 vehicle aluminium accessories, from one-piece fully welded drop-in aluminium pickup linings, to aluminium hinged top covers and bespoke aluminium storage boxes,” says Julia Buchanan sales manager. “Our research and development process begins as soon as new pickup trucks reach the forecourts. Shortly after, our range of bespoke aluminium linings and aluminium vehicle accessories are available for sale.
“Our Armadillo Roller Shutter Top Covers, our Bjerg Cap Tops and our Wheel ‘n’ Tyre Packages, together with our wide range of Stainless Steel Accessories.are proving to be very popular at the moment.
“We received a lot of positive feed back from forestry and fencing companies about all of our products We were showcasing our canopy storage unit with ladder rack. The aluminium storage space results in organised, clutter free storage and increased safety. We will return in two years – especially if they can promise the same weather”

TEl 01200 429955.

Farm Forestry has primarily acted as forestry consultants and contractors to private woodland estates but over the past 5 years developed the British Continental Fine Mesh Shelter as an alternative to tube type protection.

Continental Fine Mesh Shelters are manufactured under contract by a leading plastic mesh manufacturer in the UK, Balance Fine Mesh, and Eclipse Shelters are made under a similar arrangement with an alternative manufacturer, within the EEC.

“Quality of manufacture is foremost – all products are used ‘in-house’ and trialled extensively throughout the UK. We feel that this gives us a leading edge on our competitors”.

As foresters, we are primarily interested in growing trees and believe that the cost of protection is a necessary evil.

“We continue to be amazed at how many high-cost tree shelters are currently used, many of which give rise to excessive maintenance costs, often needing to be cut off the trees they set out to protect”.

TEl 01588 650496

Brit-Tipp’s core business area is the design and manufacture of steel tipper bodies ranging from 3.5 tonne up to 18 tonne GVW. “Our ability to be flexible to our customers’ needs allows us to build one-off bespoke designs or large batch orders. However, our product range doesn’t stop at tippers, Brit-Tipp also have the manufacturing knowledge, experience and facilities to accommodate bodywork ranging from an aluminium dropside body to a Kerbside Recycling body,” says Paul Price sales manager.
“ It’s the third time we have been at this show – it was the best ever. The visitors to the stand were good potential buyers
“The L200 Mitsibushi Pick Up with our aluminium pressed tipper body with chip hood was without doubt the star of the stand.
“We pride ourselves that, within an industry of mass standardisation, Brit-Tipp’s approach is to be able to offer a wide spectrum of choice. Our design and production team will listen and work in partnership with the customer to ensure that when the completed vehicle comes off the production line it exceeds expectations”
Tel: 01925 444330

GreenMech offers customers the advantage of high performance, easy operation, low maintenance and a competitive price structure with a complete after sales service.
Their products include wood chippers, green waste shredders and stump grinders,

Manufactured to meet all safety standards, GreenMech’s ranges are powerful, reliable and capable of handling most tasks .

Wood Chippers up to 260mm (10 inch) Tractor Mounted and Diesel Powered, Disc Blade Chipping Technology, No Stress Power Control System, Turntable Option, Noise Level Reduction System.

Tel: +44 (0) 1789-400044

Kersten offer a comprehensive product range of pedestrian hydraulic propelled equipment and sweeping attachments.
Ideal for sweeping block paving, removing moss and algae, maintaining sports surfaces, cutting grass, landscaping, snow management and much more.
Innovative professional machines for home owners through to public departments designed and manufactured with care.
The Kersten mounted equipment range allows users to utilize existing ride on power units more effectively by providing front and rear mounted sweeping machines as well as other useful attachments
“The show was very good, the weather was a major factor,” says Chris Faulkner Kersten’s managing director.
“ The machine that sparked the most interest was The Roughcutter it produces low vibration, low noise and can deal with material up 2 inches in diameter. It’s ideal for clearing forestry rides and footpaths and, it’s good value”

www.kersten-machines.co Tel 0118 9834337

Westcon Equipment provide equipment to the arboriculture industry. American built Rayco Stump Cutters were the first franchise and they soon became one of the UK market leaders.

Rayco Europe was set up in the late 80’s to establish a dealer network throughout Europe for the Rayco range of products.

Then in 1993 Westcon expanded into the composting and wood recycling industry by taking on the JENZ shredder range. With the recycling industry booming they now offer a complete range of equipment to turn compost oversize into biomass. This includes shredders, chippers, woodcrackers and Terra Select trommel screeners.

The Terra Select range also includes the Windsifter that can remove plastic and paper with the option of metal and stone removal.
Neil Bond South of England and EIRE 07931 500201

The DIG-A-CRUSHER bucket crusher produces the lowest cost per tonne processing on site. “High transport and disposal costs make the DIG-A-CRUSHER the most cost efficient jaw crusher for processing materials.” says Sean Heron sales director

“You can undertake jobs that previously proved uneconomical by using this compact high performance machine”.

DIG-A-CRUSHER bucket crushers are available in three sizes (700mm x 500mm, 900mm x 450mm, 1200mm x 450mm says Sean Heron sales director
On display was a Dig A Screener 75 SL working on a Komatsu PC 88 excavator. This was kindly on loan from H E Services. They also had a Dig A Crusher 900 on a Volvo 240 C crushing the large gravel boulders on site. Next to this was a Dig A Screener 700 R series on a Doosan 140. this machine was screening out the sand to a -6mm size making a quality product.

Tel 01606 835544,

Green-tech supply landscaping, forestry and construction products throughout the UK and Ireland. With over 1500 products in stock and an increasingly diverse range of products, they are a single source supplier. They have added a selection of new lines including; street guards, grilles, ground reinforcement products, recycled furniture, hemcore biomatt and sedum matting.

The green-tree topsoil has again continued its outstanding success and is now available from four locations in the UK, with further sites to follow in the near future. This sustainable topsoil has won the prestigious "product of the year" award at the National Recycling Awards and Highly Commended at the Horticulture Week Awards, and finalists for 2 categories at The Green Construction Awards, reflecting our commitment to the environment and organic landscaping methods.

Tel: 01423 332100
Fax: 01423 332101

Eric Hunter
0800 389 1482

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