Shap Beck Quarry

The installation at Shap Beck Quarry is complete. Robin Gillespie the Unit Manager is delighted with the service and product provided from Atherton Material Handling Ltd. Please read his testimonial.


Shap Quarry is a 1 million tonne a year site producing high quality limestone predominately for the steel industry. We have a supply contact that leaves very little margin for error hence availability of the fixed plant is absolutely critical.

After a detailed analysis of the areas of weakness it was decided to replace two of the obsolete drive systems that convey material some 900 meters from the primary crusher to the secondary operation.

The job was put out to tender and Atherton Material Handling Ltd were appointed as the successful contractor. Their ability to offer a competitive turnkey design and build package was key in the decision making process. The installation has been very successful both in terms of budget cost, conveyor performance but more importantly the health and safety arrangements during fitting and commissioning.

Both drives were fitted outside of normal production hours with no downtime or any other detrimental effects on production volume.

The works have been managed on behalf of Atherton Material Handling Ltd from start to finish by Managing Director Dean Atherton and it is the attention to detail that Dean has given this job that has resulted in its success.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Atherton Material Handling Ltd for any similar works”.

Robin Gillespie
Unit Manager
Shap Beck Quarry