Case 521F XT in Brickworks Recycling Plant
The GDC Group, part of global heating products manu-
facturer Glendimplex, is using a new CASE 521F XT waste
configuration wheeled loader fro recycling work at their
brickworks manufacturing plant in Brierley Hill, West
Supplied by CASE dealer Warwick Ward ,the CASE
521 FXT will be used in the only plant of its type in
It produces 2 million bricks per year for use in the
Glendimplex range of electric storage heaters. During
production any bricks that are cosmetically damaged,
which equates to approximately 3% of production, are
recycled at the site and used in the production of new
The main task of the 521F XT is to load the bricks into
the plant’s crushers and move the iron ore from the
storage area into the plant, so a robust, fuel efficient
machine was required.
Replaced Expired Leased Unit
Previously, the GDC Group had always leased machines
for this task at Brierley Hill, but when their current lease
was up they decided to look into purchasing a
As part of this process they approached several well-
known construction equipment manufacturers. After
careful evaluation and testing they decided to purchase
an F Series 521 FXT wheeled loader.
“After looking at and comparing various
machines from several manufacturers we
thought the CASE wheeled loader offered the
best value for money against similar machines
in this class,”
said Paul Taylor, operations manager.
“We also really liked Warwick Ward and CASE’s
proposition, to let us trial the machine on-site
before we purchased.
“We originally went to several of the other
leading manufactures, and CASE was the only
one prepared to let us have the machine on trial.
This was a major factor for us, as we had not
used CASE machines before. One manufacturer
would only let us trial their machine if we agreed
to purchase it! “
The company was also impressed by
the aftersales service and maintenance
package offered by Warwick Ward, as
well as the extra advice they got regard-
ing buckets and teeth.
“Warwick Ward also advised us to
take a Hardox hardened bucket as
we are working with and moving
such abrasive material – broken
bricks and iron ore, so we have
decided to go with that option.”
adds Paul Taylor.
cinema and welfare facilities. The building’s ex-
isting services will be reconfigured to suit.
The fit out incorporates a new design scheme
provided by Tigg Coll Architects, which, similar
to all Chapter sites, has a unique look and feel
with a distinctive personality and character.
The building will remain operational through-
out the project programme, including its 24-hour
reception area with working areas segregated
throughout the construction period.
Project completion is expected in August
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