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Top North Wales Timber Company Wields Excalibur


Ruthin-based Clifford Jones Timber, the UK’s largest producer of wooden fence posts, is now stepping up production to over a million of the new breed of fence post thanks to a major investment in a new production line.

They have worked with chemical giants Lonza, who produce the chemical preservative and Carlisle-based engineering company Tweddle on the new machine to help them land major orders from top farm suppliers.

The key is the new advanced Excalibur machine which incises a network of slits into the timber fence posts as they pass along the line at a rate of up to 40 metres a minute.

Thanks to the work done by experts at Clifford Jones Timber the new fence posts have a guaranteed life of 15 years in the ground and the company is the first to have the new machines installed on their production lines at Ruthin and at Gretna on the Scottish border.