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December 21, 2022

Lovell Partnerships launches new North East headquarters

Lovell Partnerships launches new North East headquarters

LEADING developer Lovell Partnerships has opened the doors to its new North East base, following its recent expansion into the North East region.   Located at Alexandra House on Mandarin Road at Rainton Bridge Business Park in Houghton-le-Spring, the new premises spans 5,133 square foot.  Following the move from the team’s

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New Doosan Wheel Loader in Ceramic Floor Tile Industry

Trans-Tomaco is a family company based in Castellón in Spain, founded in 1950 by professionals from the world of transport, logistics management and earthmoving. Since then, the business has fulfilled all of its clients’ material transport needs. Its vehicle fleet is three years old on average and is diversified in

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December 21, 2022

Lovell Partnerships launches new North East headquarters

Lovell Partnerships launches new North East headquarters

LEADING developer Lovell Partnerships has opened the doors to its new North East base, following its recent expansion into the North East region.   Located at Alexandra House on Mandarin Road at Rainton Bridge Business Park in Houghton-le-Spring, the new premises spans 5,133 square foot.  Following the move from the team’s previous office in Gateshead, the new space will provide a much larger, modern working environment for Lovell’s North East team.   Bringing Lovell Partnerships’ total offices to 12, the new location forms an integral part of the North East region’s ambitious expansion plans. Since the region’s launch, the team has made a number of new appointments, with further recruits due over the coming months.  Situated on the A690, with easy access to main roads such as the A1 and A19, the new location offers a central base for Lovell Partnership sites across the region.  Paul Devaney, area director of Lovell Partnerships’ North East team, said: “It’s great to open the doors to our new office. The new site really establishes the North East region for Lovell Partnerships and I couldn’t be more thrilled to get the team together under one roof.   “The North East team is growing fast, with five recent additions. We have already set the foundations with multiple developments across the region too, with more still to come.”  The new office launch follows hot on the heels of a number of successes for the new region. Works have already begun at its first two sites, Sandcastles in Scarborough which has been developed in partnership with sister company, Lovell Later Living, and Northshore, a brownfield regeneration site located in Stockton-on-Tees, set to deliver 113 affordable homes to the area.   The region has also recently completed on a Homes England brownfield site in Spennymoor. The site will deliver 124 homes, offering a selection of two, three and four-bedroom properties, 71 of which will be available on the open market and the remaining 53 as affordable housing. Work commenced in December 2022, with an estimated construction completion date of February 2025.  The fit-out was completed by fellow Morgan Sindall sister company, Overbury, which offers design and build services to businesses across the UK. The leading commercial renovation designers supported the Lovell Partnerships team in creating a robust office environment to support its ongoing expansion.  Paul added: “We’d like to thank the Overbury team for all their support throughout the process. They did a great job in transforming the space and helping us create an inviting environment for all our staff to enjoy.”  Richard Walker, design and build manager at Overbury said: “It was a pleasure to support the Lovell Partnerships team on the fit-out of their new North East office. We were able to provide a quick turnaround, completing the project in just over nine weeks from start to finish.   “Over the years, we’ve supported a wide range of businesses across the UK, but this project was particularly special for us as it allowed us to support our sister company Lovell Partnerships. We wish the new North East team the very best as they embark on this exciting new chapter in their brand new office.”    To find out more about Lovell Partnerships, please visit: https://corporate.lovell.co.uk/.  Building, Design and Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals

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New Doosan Wheel Loader in Ceramic Floor Tile Industry

Trans-Tomaco is a family company based in Castellón in Spain, founded in 1950 by professionals from the world of transport, logistics management and earthmoving. Since then, the business has fulfilled all of its clients’ material transport needs. Its vehicle fleet is three years old on average and is diversified in order to meet the demand of operators with modern and state-of-the-art loader equipment. Moving Three Thousand Tonne of Raw Material Daily The latest addition to the fleet at Trans-Tomaco is the purchase of a new Doosan DL380-7 wheel loader to move raw materials used in the manufacture of porcelain stoneware flooring in the Castellón area. The ceramic sector in Spain is of vital importance at a national level, but above all in terms of exports. Spain is the benchmark in the industry and one of the main European and world exporting countries in this market, with 90% of production being concentrated in the province of Castellón. Raw materials for the industry arrive at the ports of Castellón and Valencia, or come from mines in various Spanish towns, and are transported by truck to the ceramics plant. Using the new Doosan DL380-7 loader, these materials are collected and fed into hoppers, so that the ceramic atomizer has a continuous supply for the manufacture of tiles. The dependability of the wheel loader is paramount, because production cannot be stopped once the ovens are switched on, as the process is continuous. Great Load Capacity, Speed and Lower Fuel Consumption “We need to stack a large amount of material, mainly white clay, to feed the hoppers quickly and reliably. We are talking about a movement of at least three thousand tonne of material per day, in two shifts,” comments Raúl Martínez Paula, the machine operator in charge. “The Doosan DL380-7 wheel loader provides us with a large loading capacity and it is faster and guarantees a better performance with lower fuel consumption. We now have a 4.3 m3 shovel that improves the effectiveness of the work considerably. With this greater load capacity we have made gains in efficiency.” The DL380-7 is part of the new generation DL-7 wheel loader family, which offers maximum capacities from 2.8 to 6.4 m3. In addition, the Z-bar lift arm provides high breakout forces and lifting capacities, especially for heavier materials, and a large dumping angle to efficiently unload materials. “We highly value the speed of movement, the power and the low fuel consumption – everything goes well together. This machine is very easy to operate, manoeuvres perfectly both indoors and outdoors, and performs and runs very well,” adds Raúl Martínez Paula. The Doosan DL380-7 wheel loader features a Stage V engine that primarily uses Selective Catalytic Reduction, plus a longer lasting Diesel Particulate Filter, with a fully automatic regeneration process designed to manage itself, without operator intervention. Eliminating exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) from the engine leads to much lower fuel consumption and fewer particulates in the exhaust. With no EGR needed and a new selection of power modes available – SAT2, Standard or Power – the new generation Situation Awareness Technology (SAT2) power management system automatically scans the machine’s activity and adjusts the engine’s output according to real time analysis of the boom pressure, pump pressure and output shaft. New Cab with Excellent Finish Raúl Martínez Paula added: “Previously we owned another Doosan loader, a DL300 and we were satisfied with its performance so we weren’t considering changing brands. Compared with the old machine, the new loader is more modern, sleaker and very comfortable. It is larger, the cab is very spacious, comfortable and has a better finish. It has an 8-inch touch screen that is easy to read and use, with all the functions integrated in one place. Visibility from the operator’s station is unbeatable.” Inside the cab, the DL380-7 wheel loader offers enhanced operating comfort, an enhanced steering system and advanced electronic controls. Using the new Doosan Smart Key system on the control panel in the cab, the operator can start the machine using a keyless device, helping to prevent machine theft. The Smart Key system provides remote door control, door lock and unlock, door release, searching and other functions. The control panel also includes two USB sockets. The new cab has a Grammer Actimo XXL seat with fully adjustable horizontal and vertical suspension settings, a pneumatic lumbar function and seat heating as standard. The new EMCV (Electric Main Control Valve) joystick fully integrated in the armrest is another standard feature in the cab, providing the operator with smoother and precise controllability of the lift arm and attachments on the wheel loader. Raúl Martínez Paula continued: “It is also worth noting the breakout force of this loader, as well as its high traction that facilitates the penetration of even the hardest materials. This is a very safe and robust machine and we also opted for the DL380-7 because of the confidence provided by the service of the Doosan distributor, SUMAG MOP, and the professionals in their workshop, together with that offered by Centrocar, exclusive importer of Doosan in Spain, Portugal, Angola and Mozambique, who we have been working with for many years.” Building, Design and Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals

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