Morris Site Machinery Gets Seal Of Approval In Chile

At this year’s Expomin show in Chile, Morris Site Machinery proudly flew the flag for Britain by presenting some of its latest innovative lighting technologies

by Nick Avill | Monday 11 August 2014

Lighting technology on display included LED and solar which are some of the first to be seen in the South American market.

Morris Site Machinery exhibited at Latin America’s premier mining event, Expomin, which attracted around 80,000 visitors and over 1,600 exhibitors of which nine were from the UK.

Morris Site Machinery’s International Sales Director, Nick Avill said: “Expomin was a great success for us with over 100 quality leads coming from the five day show and the majority of visitors were key decision makers, different to other exhibitions we’ve attended.

“We are targeting new overseas markets including South America, in particular Chile, which has made major strides in recent years, driven by primary sector growth in mining and lately the emergence of secondary industries including production and construction.

“Innovation and sustainability were key factors as many delegates were looking for products to help businesses remain sustainable over time, competitive on a global scale as well as help to improve efficiencies.”

In light of the Chilean government’s recent urges for companies to use more eco-friendly products and the offer of rebates for those that do, it was no surprise that Morris Site Machinery reported a huge amount of interest in its SMC Solar-2 which is Britain’s first solar lighting tower. The tower provides 100% fuel saving with zero noise, zero Co2 emissions and offers over 50 hours on a single charge and up to 100 when supplemented with solar power.

Other lighting towers presented at the show were the MM-9M Mine & Metro, an ideal robust mobile lighting solution for mining with a maximum run time of 57 hours, 4x1000W metal halide lamps and a host of safety features and the TL-90 LED with 5x240W lamps giving 360° light coverage and a running time of 133 hours, both adaptations of the company’s industry leading TL-90.

Avill concluded: “Many delegates were also impressed by our British credentials which hold a lot of weight and credibility. All our lighting tower products are designed and manufactured in the UK. This allows us to create and build products fit for purpose and respond to market dynamics.”

Morris Site Machinery’s Managing Director, Phil Winnington, said: “We are currently looking for new markets to expand our product ranges into and it was a great experience to network in Chile. This year we have been very proactive in our overseas efforts and we are already experiencing good results in Australian and African territories, as they look to British companies who are leading the charge with innovative and robust quality products.”


Nick Avill
Morris Site Machinery
+44 (0) 1902 790824

Monday 11 August 2014 / file under Construction | Exhibitions | Mining