Tag : Conveyor

Caterpillar, Gosselies, Belgium

Caterpillar Manufacturing Plant, Gosselies, Belgium

Opening in 1965 the Caterpillar plant in Gosselies, Belgium was a huge manufacturing plant. Excavators and parts were assembled until closure in 2016.

Coalbrookdale Foundry, Ironbridge, Shropshire

Coalbrookdale Foundry – Aga Rayburn, Ironbridge, Shropshire

The Coalbrookdale Foundry mass-ironmaking was developed, leading to the Industrial Revolution. More recently, casting for Aga cookers were made there.

Goodyear Wolverhampton Works

Goodyear Mixing and Retread Plant, Wolverhampton

A tyre factory in the West Midlands that in later years specialised in mixing rubber compounds and retreading of tyres.

Chamberlin Hill Castings - Former S. Russell & Sons, Leicester

Chamberlin & Hill Castings (S. Russell & Sons), Leicester

Dating back to 1920 the iron foundry on Bonchurch Street in Leicester produced small to medium sized castings until its closure in 2016.

Spondon H Power Station, Derby

Spondon H and Derwent Power Stations, Derby

A Combined Heat and Power Plant of varying ages. The power station provided steam and electricity to the neighbouring Celanese Chemical Works.

Thamesteel Steel Works, Sheerness

Thamesteel Steel Works, Sheerness, UK

Opening in 1972 the steelworks in Sheerness incorporated steel production furnaces and a large rolling mill. The site closed in 2012.

Zeche M Heinz Bergwerk Coal Mine, Germany

Bergwerk West Friedrich-Heinrich, Germany

Zeche M / Zeche Heinz is the above-ground coal processing complex of an abandoned coal mine in Germany.

Grimsby Ice Factory

The Ice Factory, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, UK

The Grimsby Ice Factory was the largest producer of ice in the world. Compressors from the 1930s are still in place and are the oldest and largest example of such to remain.

Sanyo Electronics

Sanyo Electronics Factory, Lowestoft

The Sanyo Electronics factory focussed on the manufacture of televisions of all shapes and sizes. It closed its doors in 2010 due to a fall in demand for traditional TV’s.