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Fabricating a new management role

Container repair and refurbishment company, UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) has appointed Mark Fitzpatrick to the role of fabrication manager, tasked with improving their services and increase efficiency.

Mark, a highly experienced welding engineer, joins the company with over 25 years of relevant industry experience.

Throughout his career Mark has worked on a range of impressive projects which include the Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyers, QEC and Prince of Wales aircraft carriers and London and North Western Railways, where he restored steam engine locomotives.

Mark is now overseeing the welding team to drive even more production efficiencies whilst maintaining the exceptionally high standards, to support the increased operational capacity of UKCM as one of the largest heavy container and fabrication facilities in the UK.

This follows UKCM’s major capital investment in a new state of the art 80,000 sq ft factory with an impressive refurbishment plant including wash, shot blast, spray, fabrication and repair and modification booths, accompanied by an impressive container testing facility.

This investment has allowed the business to significantly increase repair, refurbishment and fabrication capacity particularly with an emphasis on Front End Loaders, Rear End Loaders, Skips and 4 wheeled 500-1280 litre bins.

Chief executive Emma Elston said: “We are thrilled to welcome Mark on board, his career in the industry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team, which will help us to streamline our services supporting the company and our customers.”

Established in 1998, UKCM works with waste companies, councils and other prolific organisations all over the country, helping to prolong the life of waste containers with its innovative services. It also offers mobile repairs which can be carried out at the customer’s own facility.

The process brings old, and often unwanted, waste containers back to life instead of them going to scrap. The business model – refurbishment over replacement - is simple and for a third of the price of replacing a container, UKCM can restore the unit to full working order.


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