Shindaiwa Welder-Generator News
Since the launch of Shindaiwa Welder-Generators we have made rapid progress in the industry. Below you will find details of some of our recent activity.
GROWING DEMAND FOR THE ECO300
Another 50 Welder-Generators for Adlington
We have been supplying our ECO300 welder-generators to Adlington Welding Supplies of Chorley for over 18 months and due to the high levels of customer acceptance, the company recently placed an order for an additional 50 units to meet a growing demand.
The machines will be available for hire at each of Adlington’s six strategically placed depots located across the UK, the success of which have all contributed to make Adlington one of the leading independent welding hire suppliers in the country.
Commenting on the decision to add a significant number of Shindaiwa machines to the fleet, Adlington’s director Howard Turner said: “We really like the specification of the Shindaiwa product and we continue to receive very favourable reports from our customers about the ECO300’s low noise levels, compact size, fuel economy and choice of multi-voltage outlets.”
The ECO300 model chosen by Adlington is currently the best-selling model in our range of welder-generators and is powered by a Kubota diesel engine with an advanced auto-idle system. This system automatically sets optimum engine speed for the job in hand without first running-up to maximum rpm, hence helping to reduce fuel consumption, noise and engine wear.
SHINDAIWA IN DOCK !?
Sitting on the dock of the bay in Newlyn......
is our ECO 300/UK Welder-Generator recently supplied to W. Stevenson & Sons where it is involved in trawler repairs at Newlyn Dock. This is just one of a number of our machines recently sold to our new distributor Armada Marine & Hydraulics Ltd, based in Cornwall who are currently distributing our range throughout the South West of England.
W. Stevenson & Sons were very impressed with the welding performance and features on this popular 300 Amp Unit.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our customers and suppliers for supporting us during 2012.
We look forward to continuing our relationships into 2013.
From all at Shindaiwa Limited
NOT FAR TO GO!
Our closest delivery yet......
was to drop off a fleet of Shindaiwa Eco 300/UK Welder-Generators for use on the huge Energy Recovery Facility currently under construction at their Four Ashes site, just down the road from our warehouse.
The machines were supplied to specialist pipe fabricator MEAC Construction and are being used there on a variety of projects, having been extremely well received due to the unit's performance, reliability and super-silent operation.
SHINDAIWA'S NORTHERN LIGHTS!
LATEST ORDERS PUT SHINDAIWA WELDER-GENERATORS AT THE MOST NORTHERN POINT OF UK
Ocean Kinetics Ltd of Lerwick in the Shetland Isles have placed orders for ECO300 and ECO500 Welder/Generators. Ocean Kinetics are engineering experts in the field of marine repair & corrosion prevention, metal works & fabrication, welding and pipework & design.
They have premises in Lerwick and Aberdeen. John Henderson from Ocean Kinetics told us he found the performance of the Shindaiwa machines to be exceptional which proved a major factor in them placing these orders.
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITION
At the successful Scotplant Exhibition recently where a significant number of orders were placed by new and existing customers, Andy Munford can be seen here confirming another substantial order for more machines to add to their hire fleet from Billy Anderson of J.G. Martin Plant Hire, our agents for Central Scotland.
Join us in Edinburgh: 27th & 28th April
This month at the Ingliston Scotplant Exhibition we will not only be showing off our best selling Welder-Generators, but we'll also be presenting the Towerlight brand of lighting towers where we'll have a unit set up on our stand.
Biggest and Best Show Yet
Many thanks to all our visitors at the recent Executive Hire Show, making it our most successful to date.
As usual there was a huge amount of interest shown in our range of welder-generators, especially with the introduction of our newest and biggest member, the ECO500/UK.
EXECUTIVE HIRE SHOW 2012
Visit us at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry between 8th & 9th February.
We look forward to welcoming both new and existing customers to our stand No. A22 at the Executive Hire Show where we’ll be discussing the latest exciting developments for Shindaiwa Welder-Generators.
Merry Xmas & Happy New Year To All
We wish all our customers and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and a most Prosperous 2012.
Thank you all for your support over the past year.
From everyone at Shindaiwa.
BIGGER AND BETTER
INTRODUCING THE ECO 500/UK
The first of our newly introduced ECO 500 range of Shindaiwa Welder-Generators is ready for despatch to a major rental company for them to trial.
We expect good results.
CONTINUED GROWTH IN SALES
Significant Welding Equipment Hire Company Choose Shindaiwa.
Receiving excellent feedback from it's customers after a long-term trial of the Shindaiwa Eco 300/UK Welder-Generator, Scunthorpe based leading welding supplier Adlington Welding Supplies signed up for a long-term supply of our best-selling unit starting with their first order for ten machines.
Adlington's director Howard Turner commented on the fuel economy and choice of multi-voltage outlets as being two of the deciding factors when considering this purchase.
Other benefits to this unit and others in the range are the low levels of noise and the ease of transportation.
NEW SERVICE OFFERED
Part exchange deals now available on our top selling range.
We will take your old machines (subject to inspection) and offer a part exchange deal on our top-selling range of new machines.
We are now also supplying fully refurbished machines of various makes and models.
Please contact us for further information.
SEEING THE LIGHT
We have recently joined forces with Towerlight, ...
the UK'S largest supplier of lighting towers, to offer their award winning range to our customers throughout the rental industry in the UK. The VB9 (pictured) offers huge savings of up to 75% on fuel economy, and runs up to 350 hours between refuels.
Contact us now to arrange a demonstration.
FURTHER ORDER FROM MAJOR RENTAL COMPANY
Our top-selling Welder-Generator is favoured by top rental company.
Following the initial order in June from one of UK's Premier Rental Companies, we have received their second substantial order for our top of the range ECO 300UK Welder-Generator.
The success of the first machines to arrive on-site has resulted in increased rental demand so the customer had no hesitation in placing this subsequent order.
AT YOUR SERVICE
There has been growing demand for service work to be carried out on other models of welder-generators, generators and lighting towers.
To accommodate this area of business, we have opened up a dedicated Shindaiwa Service Station and we now welcome enquiries from new and existing customers who need assistance with a service or repair on any brand of this type of equipment.
First batch of ECO 300UK welders ready for shipment to a major UK rental company.
Today saw a large order leaving the factory destined for one of the UK's premier rental companies. We have modified our basic machine to suit the client's specific requirements and supplied the machines in their colours. The next batch is scheduled for the end of the month whilst at the same time ensuring that orders for smaller quantities receive the same level of commitment and quality.
Apprentices Matthew and Ricky join Shindaiwa.
After our first 12 months in business, May is looking to be our best month so far.
We have recently been working with the UK Apprentice Board and Mercia Management Ltd to interview applicants for an Apprenticeship. From them we received responses from a number of very good quality applicants. So much so that we decided to take on two Apprentices who showed good skills and enthusiasm for the industry. We are only sorry we couldn’t take on more. Both Ricky & Matthew will be attending college to achieve Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3 in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering. We wish them well and hope you get to meet them soon.
Welding Specialist Chooses Shindaiwa
UK Site Welding of Brownhills, a specialist provider of coded welding repairs and fabrications, has taken delivery of a Shindaiwa ECO300UK welder generator from Wolverhampton based Shindaiwa Ltd.
UK Site Welding was established in 2008 by Steve Goalby who is now applying more than 20 years welding experience to offering a nationwide, fast response repair service, particularly to users of construction, mining and quarry plant.
When Mr. Goalby took the decision to up-grade his equipment he took great pains to fully research the market in order to track down the most reliable and efficient welder generator. This research eventually led him to place an order for the Shindaiwa unit – a Japanese built machine new to the UK market.
Commenting on his choice, Mr. Goalby said: “As I offer a round-the-clock service I am really fussy about equipment I buy and the Shindaiwa was the only welder generator set that offered all the bells and whistles I needed as well as my favoured Kubota engine.”
The super-quiet 300 amp output ECO300UK unit chosen by Mr. Goalby for fitment inside his mobile workshop has an extra large capacity fuel tank able to provide up to three days use and features a 3-phase 415 v, 8 kVA supply for operating a wide variety of power equipment in addition to its standard, single-phase 110 v CTE, 3 kVA output.
In addition, this model is equipped with an advanced system of auto-idle which sets the optimum engine speed for the welding job in hand to reduce fuel consumption, noise and engine wear.
NEWS FROM THE SHOW
Shindaiwa's debut appearance at the Executive Hire Show has been a tremendous success.
It was superb to see so many people and we are grateful to the customers and friends who visited our stand and showed interest in our range of machines.
Come and visit us at Stand A22 of the Executive Hire Show, Ricoh Arena in Coventry on February 9th and 10th.
We'll have our full range proudly on display.
Don't miss this debut public appearance of the Shindaiwa range of Welder-Generators in the UK.
The Shindaiwa range of welder-generators is perfect for the rental market and includes our three best-selling models with welding outputs of 165, 200 and 300 amp which are claimed to be the quietest, most reliable and powerful units currently available on the market.
The ECO165UK and ECO300UK models both feature an advanced system of auto-idle which automatically sets the optimum engine speed for the job in hand without first running at maximum rpm, hence reducing fuel consumption, noise and engine wear.
An example of the Shindaiwa welder-generator’s quiet operation is with the trailer-mounted ECO300UK unit, which has a noise level of just 88 dB (LWA) thanks to the design of the soundproofed canopy around its fuel-efficient Kubota diesel engine.
This top-of-the-range model is equipped with an extra large, 37 litre capacity fuel tank which is able to provide up to 3 days use. Also, the ECO300UK features a 3-phase 415 v, 8 kVA supply for operating a wide variety of power equipment in addition to its standard, single phase 110 v CTE, 3 kVA output.
Despite being a relative newcomer to the UK welder-generator market, the Shindaiwa range has already been extremely well received by customers across the UK and our team of experienced hire industry professionals is being kept very busy by the high level of interest in the products.
We wish you all a Happy and Successful New Year.
We wish you all a Happy and Successful New Year and we look forward to seeing you on our stand at the Executive Hire Show.
We'd like to say a very big Thank You to all our customers and suppliers.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to continuing our friendships in the New Year.
Shindaiwa powers up - Alan Guthrie of Executive Hire News reports on newly established Shindaiwa Ltd, which has introduced its initial range of welder generators tailored for the UK market.
While Shindaiwa welder generators may be new to the UK, the Japanese group’s products are well established in other countries. Beyond its home market, its sister company Shindaiwa Australia supplies customers in Australia, Singapore and Asian countries withwelder generators and generators selected from the manufacturer’s extensive range. The Japanese manufacturer also supplies items such as cut-off saws, pumps and lighting towers, as well as garden machinery brands like Echo and Kioritz, which have separate specialist distribution channels.
“In establishing Shindaiwa UK, it was logical for the group to draw on the Australian operation’s experience of selecting and tailoring products to suit different markets,” said Director Andy Munford, who previously worked for ArcGen Hilta. “Shindaiwa Australia began eight years ago by Keith Lucas.
“He originally imported Shindaiwa welder generators for the hire fleet of a company he founded based in Perth. Their popularity led him to create Shindaiwa Australia as a separate, dedicated sales operation. Keith is a Co-Director of Shindaiwa Ltd, along with Mark Stansfield.”
In July, Shindaiwa Ltd opened its offices near Wolverhampton, which give 6,500ft2 of office and factory space. Its central location close to the M6 motorway enables the business to supply customers nationwide.
The initial product line-up includes three compact welder generators, each selected for UK market requirements. The petrol engined ECO 165UK offers a welding range of 40-165A and single-phase 110V CTE output of 2.5kVA. The single-phase 3kVA-output model ECO 200UK has a diesel engine and gives a 5-200A welding range, while the diesel 300UK has a welding output of 35-300A and can provide a three-phase 415V supply at 8kVA, as well as single-phase 110V CTE 3kVA output. The ECO 300UK can also be fitted with options such as a Chalwyn valve and spark arrestor silencer. All machines have auto-idle, digital displays of voltage and operating hours, and are designed for very low noise levels. They can also be supplied in any colour, regardless of quantity.
“The 165UK and 300UK also incorporate an ECO mode, which is an enhanced form of auto-idle,” said Andy. “When the user re-starts a connected power tool after a period of inactivity, the engine will automatically sense the correct speed to provide the necessary power required, rather than immediately running at maximum revs before throttling back. This further reduces noise, and also gives lower fuel consumption, which are increasingly important environmental considerations.”
The initial product trio represents only the first stage of Shindaiwa Ltd’s plans for the UK and Eire market. “The second phase will be the introduction of larger welder generators, which will again be tailored for this market. These will be followed by a range of super-silent generators suitable for use in hire, construction, events and other markets. We will be talking to hirers and users to determine exactly what will best meet their needs, and we expect to have more new equipment to unveil on our stand at the Executive Hire Show in February.
“We began supplying our first welder generators in August, chiefly to hirers at locations the length and breadth of the country. The feedback has been extremely positive. Some orders have been from hirers that are deciding to target this market segment for the first time, detecting a new opportunity. General economic conditions might be challenging, but key industries such as petrochemicals and utilities that have large-scale temporary power equipment requirements for use during refurbishment shutdowns should remain strong. Hirers in the north east of Scotland also tell us that their order books for supplying equipment relating to oil rig maintenance are healthy. Business is essentially what you make it, and we are very confident about the future prospects for both our current range and our subsequent launches.”
It's been just three months since delivery of our first shipment of Welder Generators.
We've received a very warm welcome from within the industry and would like to thank our customers for their positive feedback and loyalty. Your custom is very much appreciated.
Don't forget, our second and bigger shipment is due in October. Read all about us in the October issue of Executive Hire News.
We've been busy this month.
The premises are finished and we've moved in, and our thanks go to Future UK for a job well done. The Welder Generators are here and ready for action.
We have just taken delivery of our first shipment of Shindaiwa Welder Generators.