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Success Story - Dust Extraction Systems to Across Europe

Trelleborg Success Story


  • Donaldson Torit DFO 4/24/R Twin Cell Dust Extraction Unit (x2)
  • Dust Control Systems Ltd C/L1/7x 7 Dust Extraction Unit
  • Dust Control Systems Ltd C/L1/7x 4 Dust Extraction Unit (x2)

Origins of the Machinery

Global manufacturer Trelleborg was restructuring their UK production facilities including closing their site in near Manchester.
These large dust extractors were surplus to requirements and were not being relocated for reuse within the group.
Previously used for the manufacturing of syntactic foams for deep sea buoyancy in the military & marine industries, the heavy-duty capabilities would be suitable across industries.

Forging Partnership

Trelleborg’s chosen on site partner approached Riley Surface World having seen our track of selling large dust control plant. Direct Mach specialise in metal working equipment so were looking for a partner to maximise revenue.
Rileys ran a marketing and sales campaign using our Direct From Site channel with professional photography, machinery descriptions, social media activity, email marketing and good old fashioned networking.

Full Clearance & Export

All five dust extractor systems were sold to new industries, and all exported off the UK mainland.
Two have found a new home in Northern Ireland to a surface preparation company known for shot blasting steel and stone.
A third also went to Northern Ireland for an engineering company and long term customer.
One went to Slovenia to a surface treatment company to used on their production line. They have 10 robotic cells for grinding and polishing with the DF0 4/24/R lending itself to their extraction needs.
The fifth extractor went to one of Poland’s leading waste management companies. The Donaldson Torit’s feature of a lower pressure drop for greater energy savings was in line with the company’s mission of sustaining & protecting the environment.

More Than Just a Successful Sales Platform

Each of these dust extractors offers a handling and distribution challenge to the inexperienced because of their size and height, before you even consider shipping them across Europe.
Riley’s very experienced team managed professional decommissioning and dismantling of the plant, including loading and transport. Customs paperwork was managed with our trusted partners ensuring safe delivery.
In addition, Rileys was able to support reinstallation by connecting buyers in each country with our network of contractor and partners.
Overall, the success of this Direct From Site event is a great example of what the service can offer. This event alone benefitting four separate companies across Europe with no additional effort required from the original owners.

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