Mild Autumn So Far In 2011

With the nights quickly drawing in and Halloween and Bonfire night behind us we thought it was about time to give an update on what we’ve been busy doing and the current salt supply situation.

Despite dire predictions of snow in October being published in some national papers, predicting the weather is really a guessing game further than a few days ahead. The autumn so far has been milder than recent years which has given a number of our larger customers chance to stock up ready for any cold spells that may be around the corner.

For the first time we have supplied many of the major supermarkets and a large number of retailers around the whole of the UK with rock salt and white de-icing salt. This hasn’t happened by accident and reflects months of work both in tendering and preparing our infrastructure so we can reliably supply the quantities required by national retailers.

We’ve upgraded the bagging robot at our Lancashire base; this was the oldest of our packing facilities and the replacement has further increased our bagging capacity. In fact, we have the fastest bagging robot in any industry in the UK at this time.

Our mobile bagging plant has been working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since the early summer and has helped us build up a huge reserve of bagged salt in various locations around the UK. Supplies of salt imported into the UK from Egypt have already been exhausted for this season; fortunately we imported a number of ships in the summer and autumn. However, salt suppliers who do not already have reserves will find it increasingly difficult to get hold of white de-icing salt.

Supplies of salt imported into the UK from Egypt have already been exhausted for this season; fortunately we imported a number of ships in the summer and autumn. However, salt suppliers who do not already have reserves will find it increasingly difficult to get hold of white de-icing salt.

​Our mobile bagging plant has been working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since the early summer and has helped us build up a huge reserve of bagged salt in various locations around the UK.

Finally, we have also expanded our supply chain into Ireland (we’re now an international supply company which is very exciting!). Full loads of rock and white salt bagged are available at very competitive prices to both southern and northern Ireland. We also supply single pallets of bagged salt as required.

As usual we will update this blog as the winter progresses. If you would like to talk to us about purchasing de-icing rock salt why not get in touch?

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