Craven Fawcett of Wakefield secures china clay equipment project.

21 May 2018

Craven Fawcett, based in Wakefield, has recently designed, manufactured and installed a new Extruder for global materials company Sibelco at its plant in Devon.

The new Extruder was required to replace an existing machine, in a bid to increase the output rate of clay pellets.  The project took only 26 weeks from order receipt to delivery.

Glynn Dixon, Contracts Manager at Craven Fawcett, part of Group Rhodes, said: “Sibelco was looking to increase its output and the new Extruder will enable them to efficiently achieve their production targets.  This project involved the removal of the old machine and supply of the new machine, including delivery, installation and commissioning.  We were successful in winning this project due to our expertise in the china clay industry.”

Craven Fawcett has supplied extruders and other machinery to the China Clay industry for over 30 years and is at the forefront of technology in the field of extruded pelletisation. 

The company manufactures a range of special equipment including Box Feeders, Grinding Mills, Mixers & Extruders sold globally for the heavy clay and ceramics industry, as well as the mining and quarrying industries.

Alongside high quality Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) products and services, Craven Fawcett offers guidance on material selection, component finish and supply of spare parts, in order to optimise production efficiency and reduce the frequency of machinery repair. This is backed by a team of highly trained and experienced service engineers dedicated to clay preparation machinery, who repair and maintain Craven Fawcett equipment at customers’ sites.