One of the UK’s largest bucket manufacturers – Miller UK – has achieved quality certification from a globally renowned highly specialised steel company.
Based in the North East and with operations across the globe, Miller UK, known for driving quality, safety and innovation in its bucket manufacturing, has joined Swedish steelmaker SSAB’s Hardox® In My Body brand programme.
Designed to signify quality and long-term performance of products that include genuine Hardox® – the world’s leading abrasion-resistant steel wear plate – the programme is utilised by hundreds of leading global manufacturers.
As one of the very few companies of its kind to be involved in the scheme, Miller’s mining buckets, and extreme service buckets, both comprising Hardox® 450 in its shell and wear package, will now leave the company’s premises with a Hardox® In My Body sticker to demonstrate it has been built with the finest and hardest steel.
Most recently the company has launched its very own Site Solutions division that specialises in repairs and maintenance, as well as custom design and build services. The impressive facilities extend across 16,950 sq.ft. and houses state of the art equipment, including overhead cranage and specialist line boring. With highly skilled fabricators and welders, Miller’s site solutions division manufactures its customers larger buckets, which are shipped all around the world, at this facility.
Speaking about Miller joining the Hardox® In My Body scheme, Conor Thompson, Site Solutions Manager at Miller UK said: “We are delighted to have been certified on this programme in recognition of the quality of our buckets. Using Hardox® has always been very important to Miller as it is the very best abrasion resistant steel in the market ensuring that our buckets are extremely hard wearing for even the toughest of applications.”
Miller’s buckets with the Hardox® In My Body symbol will be used to handle rock, form limestone to granite, basalt and other hostile materials. The combination of extreme wear resistance, strength and toughness of the Hardox® 450 in the buckets build significantly extends its service life and increases the performance, even when used in the most challenging environments.
Steven Haugh, Regional Sales Manager at SSAB said: “We have been greatly impressed by Miller’s manufacturing processes and its quality processes and we’re thrilled to welcome a company of that calibre to the Hardox® in my body programme joining the globe’s very best manufacturers.”
Established in 1978. Miller UK is a privately owned international company supplying its trusted products to a wide range of leading earthmoving manufacturers, including the likes of CAT, Hitachi, Volvo and JCB as well as an established independent global distributor network and end users worldwide. The company prides itself on constantly pushing technology boundaries to ensure its earthmoving attachments are at the very forefront of safety standards and efficiency.Go To Next Story