With many yellow goods and green goods from the construction & agriculture sectors performing arduous tasks, some of the materials that are used are extremely hard wearing and therefore difficult to stamp. With Pressmark having presses that operate at capacities of up to 1,200 tonnes, they are well placed to support this type of work.
Although ISO 9001 is required by the supply chain in this market, some manufacturers are now stipulating that they require the automotive standard IATF 16949 from their suppliers. This means that Pressmark are in an extremely strong position to support this market.
Two separate sectors?
Although construction & agriculture are two different sectors, Pressmark define it as one, as many customers make both Construction and Agricultural (CONAG) equipment, including earth moving equipment, mobile cranes, quarrying equipment, excavators, wheel loaders, forklift trucks, tractors and harvesters.
Often called “yellow goods“, these products are used in the construction industry. Both excavators and wheel loaders come in a wide variety of sizes depending on the project they are to be used for. Although a lot of the components that we manufacture for this sector are made from regular steel, we also have to use some extremely tough materials to cope with the environments that these products work in.
The element of the sector that is covered here, is known as “green goods”, but is often included under the “yellow goods” classification. They include products such as tractors and harvesters, some of which are completely unique. Although elements of these types of products can be found in other sectors, these green goods are specialist vehicles that often require unique solutions.
Under this transport banner in this Construction & Agriculture (CONAG) sector, we would include special vehicles such as concrete mixers, tippers and trailers, which although could be included under automotive, is distinctive to the CONAG sector. Whilst much of the chassis work is similar to that used in the truck industry, albeit more heavy duty, these vehicles are unique in their own right.