Engineering firm E. Skinns of Woodhall Spa scooped the Lincolnshire Media Creativity Award, in recognition of its invention of a number of new products, including a log bagging product known as the Bag-Whizz and a whisky trailer with a 36 barrel capacity! Skinns specialise in machinery design, manufacture and repair as well as supplying nuts, bolts and wearing parts, motors, gearboxes, fittings and hoses.
On the very same night, their sister company Shelton SDS were not only finalists in the Lincolnshire Media Awards category for Innovation, but were thrilled to win the EDGE Award for Innovation for their Supertrencher+ 760 machine at SALTEX.
The Supertrencher+ 760 which was designed and engineered by the Shelton team in Lincolnshire, is a versatile wheel trencher, designed to install land drainage pipes & underground services on sportsfields and turfed areas and leave minimal surface damage so the facility can be back in play only 24 hours later. David Shelton said: 'This machine has transformed golf courses, football, rugby and cricket pitches, sports stadiums, gardens and polo pitches that have had problems with drainage or standing water. We are thrilled to have received the award from EDGE and look forward to going through to the European finals!'
Shelton SDS is a global business, based in Baumber, near Horncastle in Lincolnshire, with over 100 years of drainage experience in the team! Shelton's machines are sold all over the world and the overseas business is growing fast in over 20 different countries.
Shelton design and manufacture very specialist machinery which is engineered in Lincolnshire, with sportsturf in mind, so unlike some more traditional drainage methods, it will leave minimal impact on grass and get it back in play a mere 24 hours after the work has been completed!
They work to an extensive research and development program; carrying out contracting work themselves means that they know firsthand what works and what doesn't and how they can improve their products. They appreciate customer feedback and use it to ensure that with a Shelton's machine you will always get outstanding, in fact world leading performance.
For more information contact www.sheltonsdrainage.com