Hose Shop, a family run business in North Yorkshire, UK recently received a second order of hydraulic hoses for a diamond mine 4600 miles away in Angola. The original order was placed two years ago, with a total spend of £137,000 from the diamond mine. The order consisted of 4.8km of high-pressure layflat hose which was supplied in 200 metre lengths, in three different sizes, and the couplings to join both hoses together.
Mike Shakespeare, the owner of Hose Shop said, “They were very impressed the first time they ordered, as we were able to meet their specific packing requirements and were impressed with both our flexibility and customer service.”
The mine put in for a second order at the end of March, consisting of 1,000m high pressure layflat hose. The type of hose chosen was due to its strength and durability, as they will be used to pump water away from the mine into natural watercourses. In addition, the hose will also be used to divert some sections of the nearby river away during the dry season, so that the team at the mine can search for diamonds.
Hose Shop supply a large range of hoses and accessories, which cover all areas of industry including engineering, horticultural, agricultural, vehicles, builders, offshore, power industry and many more.
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