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The MHEA at Hillhead 2024

MHEA Shines at Hillhead 24 with Over 25 Exhibitors

The Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) made a significant impact at Hillhead 24, held from June the 25th to the 27th, 2024. With the dramatic backdrop of the  Hillhead quarry set amidst the Derbyshire countryside and with the sun shining brightly, the event proved to be a resounding success.

A Record-Breaking Exhibition

This year, the MHEA showcased an impressive lineup of over 25 members exhibiting with the current President, Vice-President and several past Presidents all amongst them. Our members presented cutting-edge innovations in materials handling technology. 


Now lets take a look at the MHEA Member Exhibitors

ABB Ltd is a global technology leader serving industries, infrastructure and machine builders with world-class drives, drive systems and packages. 

Our pioneering drives, motors, generators products and integrated digital powertrain solutions are driving the low-carbon future for industries, cities, infrastructure and transportation. 

We work closely with our customers, partners and equipment manufacturers, helping them to improve energy efficiency, asset reliability, productivity, safety and performance.



 Tel: +44 (0) 808 258 2000

ATG Conveyor Components, a division of global sourcing specialists ATG, supplies high quality conveyor components to the crushing & screening, agricultural, waste recycling, mining and material processing industries. All components have been designed to operate in the most challenging of environments, in most cases running for 24 hours a day, where efficiency and long service life are critical. All product is competitively priced and is supported by exemplary after sales service and technical expertise. We supply complete conveying systems, trough rollers, disc return rollers, impact rollers, transoms, field conveyors, conveyor drums, power transmission and unit handling components. We can work with you on selecting, designing and supplying the right part for your conveyor system – a process that combines suitability, effectiveness, strength and endurance.



Tel: +44 (0) 330 417074

Bradley Pulverizer Company has been producing world leading equipment for the minerals processing industries for over 130 years.

Their Airswept mills are installed in 41 countries worldwide giving continuous production in the most arduous conditions. They can be coupled with an industry leading air classifier either directly in the mill circuit or as a standalone unit for obtaining a specific partical size or for de dusting. In addition to their industry leading pulverizing and air classification machines Bradley Pulverizer Company also supplies equipment and technology for SSP and TSP fertilizer manufacturing with the Broadfield process plants. In recent years they have also expanded their services to include site maintenance and overhaul services complete with a full range of electrical services which along with their project management team means they can provide the total engineering solution for powders production clients worldwide.



Tel +44 (0) 1322 559106

Chain + Conveyor is the largest specialist provider of conveyor chain & sprockets in the UK, delivering the best products, technical support and bespoke services to our customers across the country and throughout the world.

What started as a family run firm over 25 years ago has now evolved and as our team has grown so has our passion. At our core is one distinct principle – to provide THE very best technical support & service in the industry.

This belief runs through every Chain & Conveyor team member and it’s this conviction that ensures there is never a challenge we can’t meet or a problem that we can’t solve.

Tel: +44 (0) 1565 830747

Conveyortek design and manufacture bespoke conveyor solutions and magnetic separation technologies for light to heavy duty applications. We dedicate our time to the supply of world class conveyor components, enhancing the life and efficiency of your conveyor system.

Our Magnetic Separation Equipment; Overband Conveyor Magnets, Suspended Permanent Magnets, Head Drum Magnets, Eddy Current Separators and Electro-Magnetic Separators are a great ancillary in the recycling and crushing and screening sectors, with our growing range, we continue to move forward with our high quality products.

Conveyortek’s Site Service team remain amongst the most experienced in Europe. Services include, belt fitting, hot or cold conveyor belt vulcanising, drum lagging, chute lining, belt repairs, inserts, scraper and roller fitting, tracking, troubleshooting, if it’s a conveyor related problem, it’s our problem.



Tel: +44 (0) 2892 652666

Don Valley Engineering established 1947, reformed in 2009 as Don Valley Engineering Group, bringing together over 65 years of industrial material handling expertise, gained from working within the industries of:Minerals, Gypsum, Cement, Power, Fuels, Ports, Quarrying and Recycling, providing Total Project Management, Project delivery, CDM & Project Engineering Services, Mechanical & electrical, Process control engineering, Conceptual & feasibility design assignments, Full Turnkey projects, Process solution provider, Construction & Commissioning.

Don Valley Engineering offers expertise in the following areas of technology related to the: Screening, & Classification systems, Heavy media, gravity & magnetic separation systems, Aggregates Washing and Dewatering, Filtration & drying systems, Mechanical and Pneumatic Conveying, Bulk storage, weighing, feeding and dosing systems, Proportioning & blending systems.



Tel: +44 (0)1302 881188

pxFairport Recently acquired by px Group as one of the leading consultant/contractors for bulk material handling systems in the Mining, Aggregate, Cement, Building Products and Alternative Fuels sectors working for blue chip Clients developing projects from conceptual, feasibility and front-end studies right through to EPCM and EPC contracts.

Fairport provides a stand-alone capability to deliver complete systems and full plant solutions through to individual equipment supply.



Tel: +44 (0) 1257 484000

Flender, is a leading global supplier for mechanical drive systems and has the reputation for highest performance, innovation, quality, and reliability of mechanical components for more than 115 years. Flender offers a broad variety of gear units and couplings and associated services, with a focus on key industries such as wind power, cement, mining, oil & gas, power generation, water and wastewater, marine, conveyor and crane technology.



Tel:+44 (0) 113 385 2532

As an industry leader since 1907, Flexco understands that your belt conveyors play a critical role in your productivity. That’s why we constantly strive to make them more productive, through a combination of superior products and sound advice.

Headquartered in Downers Grove, near Chicago, Flexco supports global operations through subsidiary locations in the United Kingdom, Australia, Chile, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Singapore and South Africa with over 800 employees worldwide and distributor partners in over 100 countries.

The Flexco team of field representatives and distributors are always at your service. They can help you evaluate your system’s performance, identify opportunities for improvement, and implement complete solutions. It’s all part of our commitment to being your most valued partner on the job.



Tel: +44 (0) 1274 600942

Hoverdale is a world-class provider of hard metals & wear-resistant products, conveyor belt products and equipment. We keep waste recycling, biofuel, power generation, wastewater treatment, sea aggregates, vinyl, food, mining, tunnelling and glass plants moving, maximising the total cost of ownership of any bulk handling environment.

They take pride in exceptional customer service delivering cost effective solutions that help their clients boost profits by reducing costs & downtime. They are accredited to ISO 9001:2015.



Tel: +44 (0)2475 099836

Hydronix is the world-leading manufacturer of digital microwave moisture sensors. Thanks to our worldwide network, we have a global presence through local resellers who are experts at supporting your applications.

Our sensors were initially designed for the concrete and aggregate industries where they have been successfully installed in aggregate bins and most types of mixers.

The XT range has been developed specifically for the bulk solids industry and includes a sensor certified for installation in IECEx explosive atmospheres. These sensors are typically installed in hoppers, mixers, conveyors, and dryers.



Tel: +44 (0)1483 468900

Founded in 1926, the John King Group is a fifth-generation family-owned UK material handling turnkey solution provider: Whether you are designing new equipment, replacing consumables or repairing damaged parts, our team will be able to offer the service and technical support required for optimum chain selection whilst maintaining best commercial advantage.

The John King Group continues to enjoy unrivalled success and expansion; with operations in five locations around the globe and customers in more than 70 countries. The business has benefited from decades of continuous research, development and investment, key to which is its two UK manufacturing facilities.

The 2021 acquisition of Precision Chains further strengthened the John King Group, with over 60 years industry expertise in the manufacture of conveyor chains. Representing technical excellence with unrivalled worldwide customer support and are proud to be the only UK manufacturer of British Standard chains. Precision Chains operate in multiple industries with prestigious home region clients such as London Underground to regional facilities in Malaysia to further support SE Asia.



Tel: +44 (0) 1977 681910

Kingfisher Industrial specialises in manufacturing wear resistant process plant and equipment by offering the complete turnkey package consisting of survey, design, manufacturing including surface protection, erection and commissioning of plant and equipment.

It prides itself on supporting industries handling or processing bulk solid materials.



Tel: +44 (0) 1562 543108

The MARTIN ENGINEERING Corporation was founded 1944 in Neponset, Illinois, USA. Since then they have been manufacturing pneumatic Vibrators for the evacuation of material from large silos, bins and bunkers. In the 1970´s Martin Engineering developed and patented Air Cannons that support the flow of material and prevent material build-ups. In the 1980´s Martin Engineering concentrated more on conveyor systems and developed the first customized belt cleaners that are being continually advanced since then. Parallel to that Martin Engineering developed further products within the field of Conveyor technology. Therefore Belt Alignment Systems, solutions for Transfer Points and Dust Suppression Systems can be offered. Further Air-Supported Conveyer Systems and a wide range of Service Features, such as the MartinPlus Specialized Maintenance Services also belong to the wide range of Martin® products.  



Tel: +44 (0) 1159 464 746

A privately owned group established in 1978 by Alan Potts ably assisted by a small nucleus of committed individuals, MMD is now a worldwide organisation with sales and servicing facilities on six continents. MMD are designers and manufacturers of material processing equipment used in many types of surface and underground mining operations the world over. In particular the company has extended the technology of mineral reduction by the development of low profile, high capacity sizing machines. MMD’s philosophy can be summarised in these seven words: Precision, Performance, Progress, Price, Partnership, Position and Persistence. PRECISION in design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning.



Tel: +44 (0) 1773 835533

Martin Sprocket & Gear is a leading manufacturer of power transmission components, material handling products, heavy-duty conveyor pulleys and industrial hand tools. Martin’s newest venture in the United Kingdom services existing and new customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The facility complements the company’s global footprint, with established facilities in the USA, Mexico, Brazil and China.

With over 70 years serving the industrial sector, the family owned, privately held company has cultivated a strong brand synonymous with quality and service. Martin prides itself on large inventories, quick deliveries and providing value-added solutions across product lines and industries.



Tel: +44 (0) 1926 962161

Established 1979 Philford Design Engineers is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of bespoke materials handling, conveying & industrial equipment. Our highly skilled Engineers are experts in developing specialised solutions through innovative design, manufacture, installation and maintenance across a range of industries, and for niche applications.



Tel: +44 (0) 1709 527400

ProSpare Ltd supply high performance materials handling components to companies processing bulk raw materials and powders. Our unique products are site proven to help solve challenging process problems and improve plant efficiency.

We represent many of the world’s leading specialist materials handling equipment manufacturers as UK stocking distributor. We have a track record of introducing innovative new components which outperform conventional products. With over 50 years’ experience to draw on, our engineers have the expertise to design problems out of the process.

We stock a vast range of spare parts and components. Our after sales support is second to none and we are one of the most reliable companies you can deal with.



Tel: +44 (0) 1773 814008

Radicon believes in engineering quality relationships with our customers that strengthen what we can achieve together. With 150+ years of engineering experience, our accumulated expertise enables us to offer a wide range of products, services and solutions into a wide range of industries.

Radicon has recently expanded its traditional product range of geared motors, industrial reducers, couplings and worm gears to include drop in replacement and custom manufactured gearboxes. The expanded product range is all supplied with the product quality and engineering expertise demanded from and delivered by the Radicon business.

Although formally a division of David Brown, Radicon retains intellectual property on all Radicon products, and with the backing of Asia’s largest gear manufacturer, Elecon Engineering, Radicon is a strong, growing, global business.



Tel: +44 (0) 1484 465800

RAP Ltd are one of the largest independent stockists of conveyor belting, accessories and site services in the UK. Operating a 24/7 supply and installation service in the Midlands and Northern Regions backed by our sister companies Interbelt & Vulcan Conveyors Ltd. We also have a well established network of distributors in Scotland, SouthWest and South East regions. Backed by stock holding in three locations across the UK.



Tel:+44 (0) 1782 566440

With over 100 years’ experience, Robson is a fourth-generation family-owned UK handling technology provider. Developing innovative solutions to address customers end-to-end handling requirements across industries worldwide.

Robson Handling Technology is continually developing and extending our capabilities in all our core markets, and beyond. Applying conveying system solutions and conveyor products in a diverse range of industries.

Our flexible and solution-based approach to helping our customers, is only possible through our knowledge, experience and dedication to designing and manufacturing, well-engineered, well-built conveyors and machinery. We pride ourselves on decades of successful, on-time and on-budget project delivery. Achieving our goal for total customer satisfaction, through partnership and continuous improvement.



Tel: +44 (0)114 244422


From 1953, we have been a world leader in the manufacture of gear reducers, geared motors, and electric motors, used in the most demanding applications.

From our extensive product portfolio, we supply standard and customised solutions into a wide range of industries.

Our customers and partners value our products and service for excellence, reliability and, above all, quality.

A global network of subsidiaries and distributors ensures that Rossi are there to support our customers from design and execution through to after-sales service. Rossi is always close to you; a local, dependable, and flexible partner.



Tel: +44 (0) 24 7664 4646

With its three product brands, Rulmeca, Precismeca and Melco, Rulmeca Group is the world’s largest supplier of rollers/idlers and motorized pulleys for heavy duty belt conveyors for quarries and mining applications. 1,200 employees in more than twenty production and sales companies all around the globe serve Rulmeca Group clients in more than 85 countries. Traditionally focused on bulk materials handling applications, Rulmeca introduced its own range of unit handling rollers, motorized pulleys and components to the market in June 2013.

The Rulmeca Group’s strengths include:

Family owned company with more than 50 years experience in Manufacturing and marketing of components for Materials handling industries; 1200 employees in 9 manufacturing companies and 11 sales companies; Global approach with strong presence in Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia; Significant investment in own R&D, technologies and quality systems; Largest range of rollers and motorized pulleys of any supplier globally; Strategic focus on building up local service centres to support your business; Rulmeca UK Ltd is a wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary of the Rulmeca Group.



Tel: +44 (0) 1536 748525

Our success derives from achieving sustainable value for the client; using mobile bulk handling technology to enhance operational efficiency, minimise environmental impact and maximise product flexibility, serviceability and availability.

We believe in developing and investing in our people and are proud of our multi-skilled, multi-national workforce.

This is further enhanced with our ‘State of the art’ manufacturing facility with 8000sq metres of production space to allow many projects to be processed simultaneously. The highly experienced specialist engineering workforce ensures all Telestack equipment is manufactured to the highest quality, with each unit seen as an individual custom project to meet the needs of the application.



Tel: +44 (0) 28 8225 1100

Wright Engineering have been at the forefront of cutting edge Engineering Design, Fabrication and Installation solutions for over 30 years. Based at our Headquarters in North Nottinghamshire, Wright Engineering work around the world on complex design and engineering projects. Our philosophy of commitment to excellence and a continuing investment in the latest technologies ensure we remain a leader within our industry.


Engineering, Control Cabins, Bespoke Machinery, Conveyor Systems, Recycling Plant Machinery, Silo’s, Hoppers & Tanks, Structural Steelwork, Project Management, Design & Analysis, Site Installation, Vibratory Feeders, Power Transmission Components, Welding & Fabrication, Assembly and Testing, Turnkey Projects, Electrical Engineering, Materials Handling.



Tel: +44 (0)1909 730507

REMA TIP TOP INDUSTRY UK Limited is committed to providing top quality products and first class service. As a result, REMA TIP TOP INDUSTRY UK has become synonymous with reliability, specialist expertise and the highest quality products for Wear Protection, Corrosion Protection and Conveyor Maintenance.

REMA TIP TOP INDUSTRY UK operates as a total solution provider, developing engineered solutions for the aggregate, waste recycling, mining, materials handling, mineral processing, agricultural and general industries.



Tel: +44 (0)113 2770044

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