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Snorkel Uk Welcomes The Access Alliance To Vigo Centre

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Washington, Tyne & Wear, U.K. (22nd March 2018) On Thursday 15th March, Snorkel UK welcomed the Access Alliance to Snorkel’s U.K. manufacturing facility, Vigo Centre, in Washington, Tyne & Wear.

As the host of the Access Alliance Winter Meeting, Snorkel UK provided conference facilities for the group at the Hilton Gateshead Quays, as well as providing a manufacturing facility tour.

Commencing at 9:30am, the tour was led by John Gill, President of the Snorkel’s Vigo Centre, and Andrew Fishburn, Managing Director of Snorkel UK, who showcased lean manufacturing techniques in use at the factory, as well as the industry-leading dual-coat powder paint facility.

After the tour and the Access Alliance Winter Meeting, that was held in private, Snorkel UK hosted a dinner at River Beat restaurant on Gateshead Quayside.

Andrew Fishburn, Managing Director of Snorkel UK said, “We are very grateful for the opportunity to host the Access Alliance winter meeting, and for the time they afforded us for the facility tour and dinner.”

Tony Crawford, Access Alliance Chairman and Director at Mr Plant Hire said, “We would like to thank Snorkel for their generous hospitality.  All members found the manufacturing facility tour of great interest, and it was fantastic to see such a quality product being built right here in the UK.”

The Access Alliance is a collaboration of some of the UK and Ireland’s strongest independently owned regional powered access sales and rental companies, who offer a consistent level of service and quality of equipment across the UK. 

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