Daltons Wadkin Install Second Crosscut at P Shipston

Lancashire based timber frame manufacturer P Shipston and Sons suffered a serious flood some 12 months ago causing serious damage to their production facility which included a Salvador S200 automatic crosscutting system which had been supplied and installed by Daltons Wadkin some years before.

Faced with the impact on their business and in particular the need to get his factory going again, one of Kristian Shipston’s most urgent concerns was to replace the Salvador system which had been badly damaged by the flood and was basically unusable.  Having had great success with this machine in the past and realising how it had boosted output and significantly reduced man hours he had no hesitation in talking once again to Andy Walsh, Sales Director at Daltons Wadkin, in order to obtain a replacement.  Andy was able to supply a new machine of the same type, ie a fully automatic programmable optimising S200 saw with 4200 mm infeed capacity and 3000 mm outfeed, touchscreen controls and defecting facility and the company delivered and installed the equipment at Shipston’s Burnley factory early in 2016.

Andy said, “Hopefully Shipstons have already put the problems caused by the flood behind them and the new machine is replicating all the benefits which they achieved from the first purchase.”  Kristian Shipston said, “Whilst the flood was a real set back, with the help of Daltons Wadkin we were able to get up and running again with the minimum delay.  Their engineers delivered the replacement Salvador to site, installed and commissioned it and we are now back to ‘pre-flood’ production levels.”

P Shipston and Sons, a family business, manufacture high quality timber frames for furniture and allied industries throughout the UK.

For further information on the Salvador range and other products and services from Daltons Wadkin telephone 0115 986 5201, email or visit