WINGET, a UK manufacturer of concrete machinery, is celebrating its 115th anniversary this year.
Founded in 1908, the company explained that the journey began when British engineer John Faulder Burn acquired the UK rights to a ‘groundbreaking’ block moulding machine. Many notable innovations followed, including the first ever ’tilting drum mixer’ in 1915, described the forerunner of concrete mixers used on building sites across the world today.
WINGET’s commitment to manufacturing quality machinery has never wavered, believing in the old adage, ‘If you buy cheap, you buy twice’, so all the firm’s machines are built to last and backed up by parts availability. The company added that it often supplies parts for 30-year-old machines embarking on the second half of their productive life!
Today, carbon footprint, resource efficiency and sustainability are vital considerations. WINGET is employing energy saving initiatives throughout its factory, appointing local suppliers wherever possible, and manufacturing machines with ‘lifelong durability’.
Earlier this year the business launched the new 100Te, a 110V version of the Yanmar diesel powered 100T site mixer. The move followed demand from contractors working in Low Emission Zones and urban sites restricting the use of diesel equipment. The company has subsequently added 150Te – the favoured mixer size in Scotland – and 175Te versions, which are more popular in Ireland.
The company attributes its enduring success to a global presence. With over 90 years’ experience in exporting mixers to global markets in an industry where longevity and reputation are hard-fought achievements, WINGET revealed its 115th anniversary is a testament to its steadfast dedication to ‘quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction’.