19 January 2022

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Sibbald Training is recognised as one of the top training companies in Scotland, providing a vast array of specialised training and assessment solutions to a wide range of industry sectors such as construction, civil engineering, utilities, local authorities, emergency services, warehousing and logistics.

When it came time to add a new 14t excavator to their fleet of construction equipment training machines, Sibbald Training reviewed what was available on the market and decided on a new SANY SY135C.

Sibbald Training purchased the machine through SANY’s new direct sales and support route in Scotland and the excavator was supplied with a Miller PowerLatch quick coupler.

“We want to ensure our customers receive industry leading training and in order to do so we need to invest in new equipment which will be reliable and robust” commented John Sibbald, Managing Director, Sibbald Training. “There’s an increasing population of SANY excavators in the Scottish market and after gathering positive feedback from other users, we felt it was the right choice for our business” continued John.

When it came to purchasing attachments for the machine, John was keen to specify Miller. He commented, “It’s really important to have the right attachments for our machines, so we can provide the best possible experience for our future operators. Miller’s products are well-known for being at the forefront of safety standards and efficiency and that along with SANY makes a powerful combination.”

The Miller PowerLatch coupler is a proven design manufactured by the world’s leading authority on pin grabber quick coupler technology. The patented and exclusive automatic blocking system (ABS) prevents the accidental release of an attachment. Cast from high tensile steel, it’s light and exceptionally strong, with removed surplus weight from non-load bearing areas and a reduced top section of the coupler for a more compact, aesthetic product.

“I’d like to thank John and David Sibbald for their business and believe the SANY SY135C will be a great addition to the fleet” said Stewart Smith, Scotland Sales Manager, SANY UK & Ireland. “We are excited about having future operators learn on a SANY which will help us to show the marketplace how well built and powerful our excavators are” continued Stewart.

Miller UK is the world leader in quick coupler design and manufacture, supplying innovative, high quality products to the world’s leading earthmoving manufacturers and their dealer networks, as well as an established independent global distributor network and numerous end-user customers.

Miller manufactures a range of buckets, quick couplers, hydraulic breakers and other attachments for the global earthmoving industry from its sites at Cramlington in North East England and Northern China. It also provides a bespoke custom build service offering specialised and ‘one off’ products, tailor-made to suit specific applications, machines and environments and is dedicated to offering the finest in customer service by providing comprehensive solutions to the growing and changing needs of the industry.

About SANY

SANY Group started in 1989 as a small welding supply company founded by four young men who wanted to offer better products to the world. Over the last three decades, SANY Group has grown and evolved into a global brand with a sales turnover of $15 billion, manufacturing and supplying a diversified range of products including construction and industrial equipment, renewable energy solutions, finance & insurance services, precast concrete housing, heavy duty mining equipment and industrial communications. One of the most successful products in the SANY range is their hydraulic excavator, having cumulatively sold 250,000 units worldwide over the past 18 years including a new sales record of 98,705 units sold in 2020. SANY truly is an international company with three listed companies and a presence in 140 countries around the world, including global R&D and manufacturing facilities in India, Brazil, Germany and USA

SANY UK & Ireland is the latest addition to SANY’s global network of companies and is in the process of setting up a direct sales route in Scotland and building a new dealer network across England and Wales. SANY will continue to sell and support excavators in Northern Ireland and the Rep. of Ireland with partner, Sleator Plant.