Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Exporter of the Year - Shortlisted

Once again Sizer has been shortlisted for another award, this time the 'Made in Sheffield' Exporter of the Year 2012. This is a fantastic achievement, and it recognises the huge developments that Sizer has made in gaining new markets around the world for their quality-engineered pelleting equipment.

"This year our export sales have doubled outside of Europe, and we now have major sales to our international partners in Japan, Canada, Korea & Australia. Plus having recently exhibited at Victam Asia 2012, we have picked several good contacts in Thailand and Vietnam, which are huge pelleting markets." explains Suzanne Birley, commercial manager.

"I believe that it's our customer service, pelleting expertise & attention to quality engineered equipment that gains us business around the world, and this can be all encapsulated within the 'Made in Sheffield' brand."

Sizer Ltd, based in South Yotkshire, manufacture and supply pelleting presses and equipment for a variety of industries including Animal Feed, Malting by-products, Biomass, Wood and many more. Visit our website for more details:

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Brand new Orbit-70 pellet press delivered

British manufacturing has been on the agenda for a number of years now; the notion that it's declining, not exciting anymore and all that. Well at Sizer Ltd, here's a good news story to buck all those myths: A brand new British-made Orbit-70 Pellet Press being delivered to a multinational customer this week.

Sizer have manufactured the new pellet press and provided pelleting expertise to a Scottish maltings company who pelletise the waste maltings product which then goes off to become either animal feed or biomass fuel.
"This is the first pellet press to be delivered into this industry for a number of years, explains Nick Finch, Sizer's technical director, and its great that they have choosen Sizer to supply new equipment, primarily because of high quality manufacturing and British-based technical support unit."
Sizer has been manufacturing Pellet Presses for 100 years, and is celebrating the centenary of the first patented pellet press by Albert Sizer in 1912. The early presses were used purely for compounding animal feed, but now the modern Orbit pellet presses are installed in various industries including Biomass, Waste & Recycling, Plastics, and specialist pet feed.

For further information visit our website or call +44(0)1709 724279.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Sheffield Business Person of the Year 2011 - Winner

Local businessman, Roger Pearson, is celebrating his prestigious win as Sheffield’s Business Person of the Year, awarded to him last week.

Roger, 31, who is managing director of Sizer Ltd, won the coveted award at the Annual Sheffield Business Awards, held at Ponds Forge on 19 January.

The award, sponsored by Lupton Fawcett LLC, was awarded to Roger for driving significant growth for Sizer even in tough global economic conditions. In 2011 the company had an excellent year increasing sales of its pelleting equipment by 20% and in particular non-EU export sales by a staggering 85%.

In addition Roger set a strategy to pursue the biomass and recycling markets, promoting the concept of pelleting materials for energy purposes, improved handling and reduced transportation costs.

“It’s fantastic to be recognised by the Sheffield business community in this way, and it’s a privilege to have won this award”, Roger explains.

“We’ve created a company that people want to buy from, want to work for and want to be generally associated with which is great. What’s more is that it’s all wrapped around manufacturing quality engineered equipment from Sheffield and having a passion for pellets!”

Roger was also recognised for his continued contribution to promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in local schools, as well as being an active member of JCI Sheffield.

He was shortlisted alongside James Hinchcliffe of VOICE Group, and Louisa Harrison-Walker of Benchmark Recruit.

Sizer Ltd manufactures the Orbit pellet presses and associated spare parts at its facility in Rotherham. The company has roots back to the original pellet press patent from Richard Sizer Ltd in 1912 and now supplies equipment across the globe to various sectors including animal feed, biomass, food & drink and recycled materials.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Work-wise apprentice scheme success

A NEW initiative to prepare pupils from South Yorkshire schools for a career in engineering has been paying dividends. The Work-wise initiative has been hailed as “the ultimate job interview”.

It aims to give pupils a taste of working life and a better understanding of the skills they will need, while also showing them that apprenticeships could offer a far cheaper route to university qualifications.

Managing director Vince Middleton, who is a co founder of Work-wise, says manufacturers needed one route to enable them to engage with schools, provide meaningful work experience, assess the future employability of young people, and provide guidance where needed.

“The ‘hands on’ approach also helps equip young individuals with the skills and attitude necessary to get a job straight from school, living up to the Work-wise description as the ultimate interview,” said Mr Middleton.

Newburgh’s Work-wise successes include Ryan Froggatt and Adam Flood.

Adam (pictured above) now works for Newburgh’s Sizer Pelleting Solutions business and is currently studying for qualifications in mechanical maintenance. He said: “The Work-wise programme gave me hands on experience at the job and made me feel comfortable within the working environment.”

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