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Ecogate Cuts Costs at West Midlands Merchant Trading

Updated: Mar 9, 2022

West Midlands Merchant Trading is one of the UK’s foremost timber merchants, and stocks both timber and sheet material at its Walsall, West Midlands base.

The company was acquired by GE Robinson in 2014, and has consequently seen significant investment into new equipment. Recently, Ecogate dealer Dust Control Systems Ltd. installed a state-of-the-art Ecogate intelligent ventilation system in the 170,000 sq. ft. Walsall facility.


General manager Pete Willmett reviews energy-saving readings with mill manager Neil Fletcher at the Ecogate installation at West Midlands Trading.

The system is controlled by the Ecogate greenBOX controller, and includes two Ecogate Power Master variable frequency drives that continually modulate the fan speed to match real-time demand, leading to significant electricity savings.

“Everyone at our Walsall branch is pleased with the performance of the new system,” says Paul Kavanagh, Operations Director at GE Robinson.

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