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Background & Capabilities

Ashton Bulk provide bespoke medium to heavy engineering solutions for the Mechanical Handling and Bulk Materials Handling Industry.


Since inception in 2010, our engineers, project managers and administrative staff, a team with over 300 years experience in this industry, have provided designs and equipment to a broad range of clients in worldwide locations.


Concentrating primarily on materials handling equipment and specialising in the field of Wagon Tippler Train Unloading Systems following decades of experience designing such equipment for Strachan & Henshaw (UK) Ltd and thereafter for Metso Minerals. Our expertise in this field is second to none with several international original equipment manufacturers incorporating Ashton Bulk designs into their turn key projects. All the designs Ashton Bulk offer, whether supplied directly for client’s to manufacture, or if incorporated into our own manufactured product, are engineered to the most stringent international standards and do not compromise on quality, reliability, availability or service life.


Ashton Bulk designs are original and our experience and knowledge extends to the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of equipment design, manufacture through to installation and commissioning. Ashton Bulk provide a full range of design and consultancy services to enable our clients, and their clients, to make the right choices at the right time at the right cost. We specify only industry recognised high quality suppliers.


Flexibility is important to all our clients and Ashton Bulk excel in adapting to meet clients range of requirements. Ashton Bulk can provide:


  • Engineering and design packages for our clients to manufacture and install.

  • Full turn key solutions including manufacture, supply and installation.

  • Any variant of the above including full supervisory and back up services​

  • Consultancy Services.


Our adaptive approach is designed to provide the highest levels of expertise whilst maintaining a low long term cost base in the fields we specialise in. Early involvement is key to early decision making cost saving.


In addition to new equipment supply, Ashton Bulk are available to consider client’s aftermarket needs including equipment surveying and audits, replacement and spare parts, refurbishment supervision and inspection.


We invite to you to explore our website and contact us directly with any enquiry.


Origins & Experience

Introductions to Train Unloading Systems

Train Unloading System Portfolio

Train Unloading System Project Summaries


Letters of Recommendation

Our Goals

Performance | Availability | Reliability | Longevity

These objectives are outlined in our engineering and management section. To ensure we meet our own standards and client expectations, our designs are continually updated and improved in accordance with increasing industry expectations and to incorporate the developments of sub-supplier systems.

Wagon Tippler
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