Broxap Street Furniture’s enhanced laser cutting capacity was utilised by contractors working on a high-profile improvement programme in London.
As part of the ongoing development of our manufacturing base in North Staffordshire, we have invested in fibre laser cutting technology.
Fibre lasers are more environmentally friendly than CO2 lasers, using less power and generating fewer emissions.
The investment has also increased our in-house laser cutting capacity, reducing the need to send products off-site to sub-contractors, improving efficiency and enabling speedy, high-volume production.
As part of a programme of external works in the London Borough of Newham, contractor F M Conway approached Broxap to manufacture two bespoke laser cut litter bins.
The bins are based on our Derby Contemporary Litter Bin design and feature a range of laser cut detailing.
This includes the Newham London logo with white and pink backing plate; laser cut border slots; and a series of laser cut butterflies in different sizes with yellow and blue backing plates.
The 120-litre galvanised steel litter bins are powder coated black and also feature a pyramid lid with self-closing ashtray.
Laser cut lettering beneath the four apertures informs users that litter and dog waste can be deposited.
The bins have been installed in Earlham Grove where the nearby Forest Gate Station forms part of the new Elizabeth Line, which is expected to serve up to 200 million people each year.
Other improvements in the area delivered by F M Conway include wider pavements; tree planting and traffic calming measures.
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