Walford Timber install Wadkin high speed moulder

Walford Timber Limited are essentially a family business originally established in 1945 by Herbert Smith on an ancient sawmill site close to Ross-on-Wye.

During the early part of 2011 current MD George Smith, grandson of the founder, took the decision to replace an ageing Robinson Planing and Moulding Machine thereby providing their production facility with higher performance, updated technology, reductions in set up time, ease of operation and above all a heavy duty feed works which would cope with both wet and dry timber.

All in all the requirement was for a strong and very capable machine which would meet the company’s requirements for years to come.

This is where Daltons Wadkin came in. Sales Director Andy Walsh initially received the enquiry from George Smith and was able to source a Wadkin 6-Head XE Through-Feed High Speed Moulder which fully met Walford Timber’s criteria. The machine which had been previously used was subsequently refurbished in the Daltons Wadkin engineering facility in Nottingham and after expert attention from their experienced engineering and electrical personnel was finally delivered, installed and commissioned by Daltons Wadkin at the Herefordshire site last November.

Walford Timber Ltd provide numerous services to their customers throughout many parts of the UK which include the machining and manufacturing of a wide range of timber products. The company hold large stocks of timber sections, garden products and fencing materials and manufacture an extensive range of gates, decking, foot bridges, styles and many other bespoke timber products. George Smith commented “We are delighted with the Wadkin machine which meets or even exceeds our specification and is already enabling us to speed up our production and provide an improved product. When the machine was delivered it was hardly recognizable from when we first saw it during its period of use, the attention to detail and overall service provided by Daltons Wadkin has been top class.”

Francis Dalton said “We were very pleased to have the opportunity of meeting Walford Timber’s requirements. They are a family run company similar to our own and we like to think we can play a small part in their success.”


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