Forbes Technologies Ltd, UK’s leading manufacturer of tanks, scrubbers & other chemical plant in thermoplastics & glass fibre composites opened the latest automated KRAH production plant for large capacity tanks in thermoplastics in August 2013.
On 6th August Michael Moore MP, the Secretary of State for Scotland opened the new production facility at Forbes Technologies Ltd in Kelso in The Scottish Borders.
The facility enable the automated production of tanks & towers up to 4 meters diameter and up to 100,000 liters in thermoplastics. It is sited on 1.7 acre site alongside their already large production facility & incorporates lifting capacity for the production process of 32 tons
Forbes Technologies have already taken a number of substantial orders for their new helix spirally wound thermoplastic tanks, known as their HVT range.
First major order
The Forbes have received their first major order for the supply of six off 80,000 liter nominal capacity tanks from world-leading electronics firm NXP Semiconductors for their Manchester production facility.
The six tanks will be used for the storage of filtered water used during the manufacture of a wide variety of semi-conductor solutions for products as diverse as mobile phones & tablet computers to car immobilizers and set top boxes.
The new tanks are manufactured using PE100 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) material and are designed to meet the requirements of both BS EN 12573 & the more stringent German DVS 2205 standards. Each of the tanks, being 4M diameter and over 7M tall are fitted with full peripheral hand railing with built in kick plates, access ladders and walkways to connect the tanks.
From their Kelso tank production facility Forbes can produce thermoplastic tanks of up to 100,000 liters capacity using the latest Krah automated equipment to produce high quality tanks at competitive prices.