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New PDI Bodyshop, Sandtoft, Gefco (UK) ltd
One of Gefcos traditional activities is to ship vehicles from assembly plants to storage centres and distribute them to dealers and leasing companies. They are also involved in pre-delivery car preparation for dealers, vehicle refurbishment and repair. This development involved the design and construction of a new PDI Bodyshop with associated office areas, to assist with these operations at the Sandtoft storage centre. The Bodyshop consists of a building 72m x 52m in size with a 12m x 15m single storey plant room and dewax area. David Sykes Electrical provided the M&E package for the scheme.

Black Sheep Brewery, Masham
The Black Sheep Brewery was started in the 1990s in a listed building that had fallen into disrepair. The building was saved and brewing plant and equipment introduced to start beer production. The brewery was later expanded over a two and a half year period, with work being completed in October 2006. This major brewery development involved extensions and alterations to provide an extra brew house, new fermenting vessels, conditioning tanks and cask racking plant, together with ancillary offices and amenities. This development increased brewery capacity by 65%. Electrical work involved installation of mains distribution, small power, luminaries and emergency lighting within the new extension to the FE building and installing the security systems within the Malt House.

Bowmans Flour Mill, Whitley Bridge
Bowmans are a family owned company with a strong commitment to innovation and investment in plant and applications. They are regarded as one the UKs leading flour millers, and have a number of processes producing a wide range of flours, which have applications in numerous food sectors. David Sykes electrical have worked for Bowmans at the Whitley Bridge production plant since the early 1960s carrying out general maintenance and new installation works as required and have gained considerable experience of working in a high hygiene work environment. Wiring systems is generally cable tray and steel wired armoured cables. The majority of the work is 400v 3 phase and neutral. Electrical panels on site vary in age and range from systems with control circuits via relays to controlled circuits controlled by Printed Logic Circuits (PLCs). Motors on site range from 0.95kw to 110kw and are maintained by David Sykes Electrical and rewound, if required by Barlby Electrics. Motors are controlled by a variety of ways including DOL starters, star-delta starters, soft starters and inverters.

Factory Extension, Rigid Containers Ltd, Selby
Rigid Containers Ltd is one of the UKs largest independent box and container manufacturers. Products range from high volume transit cases to retail ready packaging and box design. David Sykes Electrical has been involved in the extension to their Selby factory. This project involves the construction of three new sections onto the existing factory in order to expand production. The three extensions form a Roll Store, Production Area and Finished Goods area. The electrical works consisted of the installation of the mains distribution, mains switchgear, small power, lighting, emergency lighting and fire alarms within the extension.

Biomass Storage Facility, Ferrybridge C Power Station
As part of its on-going commitment to move towards renewable sources of energy a new 300MW biomass burning system was constructed at Ferrybridge C Power Station. In addition to this development, a new biomass storage facility was constructed adjacent to the existing burning system. David Sykes electrical was responsible for the installation of luminaires and emergency lighting to the warehouse and mess room.

BOCM Pauls, Selby Mill
BOCM Pauls came into being in 1992, being formed by the amalgamation of two businesses operating in the animal feed industry. The Selby Port Mill is involved in the crushing of oilseeds to produce vegetable oils for the human food industries and for soap manufacturers. The by-product of this process, the oilseed cake, rapidly became a rich source of protein for feeding animals. David Sykes Electrical has worked at the mill since the 1970s carrying out electrical design, installation and maintenance work. This included the major upgrades in the mill in the late 1980s and smaller subsequent projects in recent years.

Carrot Production Plant, MH Poskitt Ltd, Kellington
HH Poskitt Ltd is a family owned Yorkshire based farming company with 50 years experience of carrot growing and packing. They run the business 364 days of the year, processing over 100 tons of carrots per day. It is a major employer in the community and maintains a workforce of over 100 people in the growing and processing of organic and conventional carrots and parsnips. The Company supplies direct to major multiples, wholesalers and vegetable preparers throughout the UK on a daily basis. To improve and guarantee supply and high standards, MH Poskitt Ltd have adopted a policy of continuous investment in research and plant making it one of the most innovative companies in the industry. David Sykes Electrical has provided general electrical maintenance and new electrical installations for the carrot production plant, packing areas and ancillary office accommodation since the 1960s. Work is carried out throughout the factory and farms including high hygiene areas. Electrical installation voltages: 230v and 400v.

Workshop and Ancillary Offices, Knowsley
CB Transport Refrigeration Ltd is a specialist in the supply, installation and maintenance of refrigeration equipment of all commercial vehicles. They are based at Knowsley Business Park in new build premises consisting of 5,000 sq ft of workshops and 3,000 sq ft of storage facilities with ancillary office accommodation. David Sykes Electrical was responsible for the design and installation of all the M&E services on the project.

Block Paving Plants, Plasmor Group
Plasmor is a privately owned concrete block and block paving manufacturer supplying a range of over 1,000 concrete products to the building industry throughout the UK. Established in 1959, the Plasmor Group of companies has grown to one of Britains largest independent concrete manufactures with state of the art production plants in Yorkshire, County Durham and Nottinghamshire, together with rail connected distribution depots in the South-East of England. David Sykes Electrical has worked for Plasmor since their inception and has carried out electrical installation work at all of their production plants over the years. Work involves the electrical design; installation and testing of electrical work on new plant, machinery, conveyors, silos, industrial buildings and ancillary office accommodation including small power, lighting, and fire alarms.

Albion Chemical Group, Cleckheaton and Widnes Sites
Part of the Brenntag Group, the worlds leading chemical distributor, Albion Chemicals is the predominant chemicals sales and marketing organisation in the UK. David Sykes Electrical has carried out projects at two of their chemical distribution sites. Work has included the installation fire alarms and emergency throughout the industrial sites. In addition, we have also installed the mains distribution, small power, office lighting, emergency lighting systems, fire alarms and electrics associated with mechanical services within new office accommodation at the Cleckheaton site.

Westmill Foods Ltd, Selby
Westmill Foods is one of the largest producers of flour, rice, spices, sauces, edible oils, and noodles in the UK and European ethnic wholesaler market, food service, industrial sectors and the grocery multiples. David Sykes Electrical has installed luminaires, emergency lighting, external lighting, small power and power to conveyor systems in the large-scale factory expansion within the Mill complex at Selby. In addition, we carry out electrical maintenance work on their behalf.

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