Pontrilas Sawmills are leading Herefordshire timber suppliers with a history going back some 70 years. The company, which has a high profile in the timber industry, are suppliers to a wide range of businesses both on local and national levels and list amongst their activities logging, transport and machining as well as being a major source of kiln dried timber.
In recent years they have invested in upgrading and expanding their mill in the village of Pontrilas and in 2013 purchased a Salvador Superpush S200 automatic crosscutting system from Daltons Wadkin.
Operations Director Brian Pugh of Pontrilas was enthusiastic about the benefits which the Salvador machine brought to their business, commenting at the time that the machine had exceeded all their targets and expectations with regard to production capacity and quality.
Four years down the line with the original Salvador still in full production, Pontrilas decided that in order to boost production even further another crosscut was required. In these circumstances Brian Pugh had no hesitation in talking once again to Daltons Wadkin Sales Director Andy Walsh in order to obtain another Salvador S200 Superpush of the same specification, resulting in a second Salvador S200 automatic optimising system being installed in April this year.
The machine once again incorporates 5200 mm infeed capacity and twin electro pneumatic aligners, gravity pre-loading system and waste trap door. Andy said, “It is particularly satisfying to supply a second machine to a high profile user such as Pontrilas Sawmills. They were more than satisfied with the first machine and an order for a second Salvador proved once again that Salvador was the right choice.”