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Forbes Technologies Ltd

"Tall oaks from little acorns grow" is an apt quotation to describe the steady growth of the Forbes Group from its modest beginnings in the distribution of plastics, through to the quality manufacturing company as seen today.

Not only is Forbes now the largest manufacturer in the UK of custom designed and built tanks and vessels in plastics materials, the group has also developed a significant expertise in environmental technologies, particularly in the areas of odour control and fume scrubbing.

Forbes tanks and fabrications are now used in one form or another in practically every type of industrial application.

The head office at Denver continues to handle sales, design and general administration and continuing improvements in communications have helped to facilitate the larger than usual separation between offices and production.

The main production facility located in Kelso in the Borders of Scotland has grown to encompass an area in excess of 18500 M2 and is the home to four purpose built factories each dedicated to the manufacture of high quality tanks and fabrications.

We are a company dedicated to providing our customers with high quality products at competitive prices and we aspire to do this without jeopardising the well-being of our staff, the public at large and the environment. We strive towards continual company improvement and to provide the standards of excellence, efficiency and service that have always made Forbes a comfortable organisation to deal with.


Products

Standard Dual Laminate Tanks

Standard Dual Laminate Tanks

Standard sizes from 10,000 to over 150,000 litres capacity Inner shell available in PP, PVCu, PVDF and ECTFE Approval under DWI: Regulation 31 avail...

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Static storage solution

Static storage solution

Static storage solution. Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Steel Walkway platforms

Steel Walkway platforms

Steel Walkway platforms are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Steelwork

Steelwork

SteelworkA dedicated factory producing ancillary steel fabrications mainly for use with our storage tanks and fume scrubbing equipment. Items produced...

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Storage Tanks

Storage Tanks

Storage Tanks - Minibulk® SystemsThermoplastic TanksDual Laminate TanksGRP Tanks, Vessels & SilosSalt SaturatorsSectional TanksForbes has always been ...

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Storage Tanks For Bulk Water

Storage Tanks For Bulk Water

No joints, linings, coatings, membranes or sealants to leak or corrode long term

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Storage Tanks For Grains

Storage Tanks For Grains

Depending on the application, the tanks & silos can also be made to incorporate an internal thermoplastic shell if necessary.

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Storage Tanks For Granular Fertilisers

Storage Tanks For Granular Fertilisers

Depending on the application, the tanks & silos can also be built to incorporate an internal thermoplastic shell if required.

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Storage Tanks For Plastic Pellets

Storage Tanks For Plastic Pellets

Depending on the use, the tanks & silos can also be manufactured to incorporate an internal thermoplastic shell if required.

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Stripping Towers

Stripping Towers

Stripping TowersVOCs, once in the ground, can be present for a very long time. Even when they reach an aquifer, the speed of flow is often measured in...

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Suited to ammonia applications

Suited to ammonia applications

Suited to ammonia applications are available from us, please visit the website for more information.

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Tank Farms

Tank Farms

Tank Farms can be purchased from our extensive range. Please contact us for more information on this and our other products/services.

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Tanks For Animal Feed

Tanks For Animal Feed

We manufacture bulk tanks and silos for many different granular products using GRP materials made on standard sized mandrels where possible to save co...

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Tanks For Dry Salt

Tanks For Dry Salt

Forbes construct bulk tanks and silos for many different granular products using GRP materials manufactured on standard sized mandrels where possible ...

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Thermal insulation Tanks

Thermal insulation Tanks

Thermal insulation Tanks can be provided from us, from our large product catalogue please feel free to contact us using the details provided.

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Thermoplastic Sheet Fabricated

Thermoplastic Sheet Fabricated

The VT series is commonly used for applications such as water storage, chemical storage, industrial oil storage tanks and tank farms.

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Thermoplastic Storage Tanks

Thermoplastic Storage Tanks

We are the UK’s leading manufacturer of storage tanks for the water treatment industry

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Thermoplastic Storage Tanks

Thermoplastic Storage Tanks

Thermoplastic Storage Tanks are all able to be purchased from us. Please feel free to contact us on the numbers provided, or visit our website and enq...

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Thermoplastic Tanks

Thermoplastic Tanks

Thermoplastic TanksThe acceptance of plastics materials by engineers was initially cautious but steady, yet plastics tanks are now so widely used that...

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Treated Effluent Storage Tanks

Treated Effluent Storage Tanks

APPLICATIONS: Raw Effluent Treated Effluent Final Effluent Raw Sewage Sewage Sludge

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TUF Pumpset

TUF Pumpset

TUF PumpsetThe Forbes TUF Pumpset is designed to alleviate many of the problems associated with conventional methods used for deliveries of hazardous ...

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TUF Pumpset

TUF Pumpset

TUF Pumpset are available from us, please visit the website for more information.

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Turnkey & On Site Services

Turnkey & On Site Services

Turnkey & On Site ServicesForbes offers a full range of on-site services to suit all budgets from the simple offloading and positioning of tanks and e...

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Typical Wet Scrubber

Typical Wet Scrubber

Typical Wet ScrubberPacked BedWetted packed towers are the simplest and most commonly used approaches to gas scrubbing. The principle of this type of ...

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UPVC inner shell Tanks

UPVC inner shell Tanks

UPVC inner shell Tanks are available from us, please visit the website for more information.

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Venturi Scrubber

Venturi Scrubber

Venturi Scrubber are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Venturi Scrubber

Venturi Scrubber

Venturi ScrubberVenturi scrubbing is a most effective technique for the removal of particulates from a gas stream, even down to sub-micron size. Scrub...

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Vertical Tanks (Conical base)

Vertical Tanks (Conical base)

Vertical Tanks (Conical base) are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Vertical Tanks (Flat Base)

Vertical Tanks (Flat Base)

Vertical Tanks (Flat Base) are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us if you require more information.

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Vertical Tanks (Sloping base)

Vertical Tanks (Sloping base)

Vertical Tanks (Sloping base) are available on request, please email us for more information, or visit our website.

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News

Major Investment at CPL Carbon Reactivation Facilities

Major Investment at CPL Carbon Reactivation Facilities

Forbes Plastic Tanks Used to Expand Capabilities of Lincolnshire Carbon Reactivation Plant Over the past 10 months Forbes have worked with CPL Activa...

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Forbes 3 Peaks Charity Fund Raiser

Forbes 3 Peaks Charity Fund Raiser

Back in July a team of Forbes employee’s from both our Crimplesham head office and our Kelso manufacturing facility, took on the national 3 Peaks Chal...

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BSI ISO 9001 Transition

BSI ISO 9001 Transition

Forbes Technologies Limited are proud to announce the successful transition to the new BSI standard: ISO 9001:2015, Forbes operate a Quality Managemen...

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Something New for Forbes

Something New for Forbes

Forbes are delighted to have been chosen to assist in the fabrication of a unique patented hydropower technology; the Venturi-Enhanced Turbine Technol...

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Kelso Team Also Take On 3 Peaks Challenge

Kelso Team Also Take On 3 Peaks Challenge

A team from our manufacturing facility in Kelso will also being joining the team from our Crimplesham offices, in attempting to complete the 3 Peaks C...

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Forbes take on 3 Peaks Challenge

Forbes take on 3 Peaks Challenge

In memory of a good friend and colleague a team of Forbes employees will be taking on the national 3 Peaks challenge at the end of July. Yes, this is ...

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Apprentice Awards 2018

Apprentice Awards 2018

At the beginning of March, Forbes were invited to Cambridge Regional College for the 2018 Apprenticeship Awards evening to celebrate the achievements ...

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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018

Forbes were very pleased to host local MSP Rachael Hamilton at their Kelso factory on Tuesday 9th March for Scottish Apprenticeship Week, where she me...

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UltraAnalytix™ : Tank Inspections

UltraAnalytix™ : Tank Inspections

Tank Inspections Ltd is a spin off company from Forbes Technologies Ltd, they are highly experienced in the inspection of tanks in plastics & composit...

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Forbes Commission Expansion of Automated Thermoplastic Tank Production Facility

Forbes Commission Expansion of Automated Thermoplastic Tank Production Facility

Four years ago Forbes Technologies Ltd invested £1.5 million in a brand new facility for the manufacture of large helically wound thermoplastic tanks ...

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Good Progress On Manufacturing Expansion

Good Progress On Manufacturing Expansion

Following the announcement last year of Forbes plans to expand their large thermoplastic tanks facility, work is progressing well and is scheduled to ...

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Top Safety Accreditation Acheived

Top Safety Accreditation Acheived

Forbes are proud to announce their recently awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the wor...

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Forbes sign up to Operation Clean Sweep

Forbes sign up to Operation Clean Sweep

Forbes have recently signed up to Operation Clean Sweep and have committed to ensuring that there are zero plastic pellets, flakes and powders lost fr...

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There’s a New Big Cat in Town

There’s a New Big Cat in Town

The Forbes Group is pleased to introduce the ‘Jaguar Range’;  extra-large capacity tanks approved for use within the public water supply. In 2013, Fo...

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Further Investment In Spiral Wound Tank Facility

Further Investment In Spiral Wound Tank Facility

Being one of the largest producers of custom designed & built tanks in a variety of plastic & composite materials, Forbes have announced a further maj...

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Enjoying the Benefits of 3D Design

Enjoying the Benefits of 3D Design

As Forbes continues to invest strongly in improved 3D design, both in terms of technology and staff expertise, it is timely to reflect on the advantag...

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Bright times at Forbes

Bright times at Forbes

In 2014 a large 205kW solar installation was completed at our Crimplesham site. The installation consists of 820 ground mounted solar panels generati...

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Introducing the Forbes Chemical Filling Station

Introducing the Forbes Chemical Filling Station

In direct response to customer requests, The Forbes Group is pleased to launch its new Chemical Filling Station. Our customers want to make tanker of...

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Forbes Welcomes Further Apprentices to the Team

Forbes Welcomes Further Apprentices to the Team

Reflecting its on-going commitment to the development and training of its people, The Forbes Group is pleased to announce the recruitment of two new...

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Forbes Increase Helically Wound Mandrel Range

Forbes Increase Helically Wound Mandrel Range

Further to Forbes £1.7 million investment in 2013 for the latest, state of the art machinery for producing helically wound tanks in HDPE PE-100, we ar...

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Further Investments Made In Helically Wound Production Factory

Further Investments Made In Helically Wound Production Factory

Following our major investments over the past three years in the latest automated thermoplastic helix winding process, further diameters have now been...

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Case Study – Forbes in China

Case Study – Forbes in China

Forbes Technologies Ltd, UK’s largest manufacturer of custom built tank and scrubbers in dual laminate composites and thermoplastics, manufactured and...

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The Pall Ring Company Increases Output

The Pall Ring Company Increases Output

Due to increasing demand, Forbes sister company, The Pall Ring Company, has invested in the latest moulding machine technology, to increase the output...

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Stripping ammonia from process water cuts manufacturing costs

Stripping ammonia from process water cuts manufacturing costs

A UK based food processing plant, which generates a waste water stream contaminated with ammonia can now recycle the process water, rather than dumpin...

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Forbes hellically wound polyethylene tanks now part of Thames Water framework for chemical storage tanks

Forbes hellically wound polyethylene tanks now part of Thames Water framework for chemical storage tanks

Forbes’ range of helically wound high density polyethylene (HDPE – PE 100) tanks with capacities in excess of 100 cubic metres have now been added to ...

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Forbes increase their ‘green’ credentials

Forbes increase their ‘green’ credentials

Forbes have commissioned Active Renewables of Evesham, Worcestershire to install 205kW output PV panels at their Crimplesham site. The new installati...

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Forbes manufacture something a little unusual..

Forbes manufacture something a little unusual..

Forbes have recently completed a project a little out of the ordinary, in the form of a windmill roof. The unusual request came from a customer on th...

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Forbes Complete Solar Panel Installation

Forbes Complete Solar Panel Installation

Forbes solar installation is now complete at their Crimplesham site, and has this week been switched live. The installation has taken around four week...

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Forbes take to Twitter

Forbes take to Twitter

Forbes Technologies have recently taken Twitter, in order to keep up to date with customers, suppliers and surrounding industries. Follow Forbes now @...

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New Butt Fusion Welding Machine Investment For Forbes

New Butt Fusion Welding Machine Investment For Forbes

Forbes are in the process of installing their fourth CNC automated sheet butt fusion welding machine. This is required for use with the company’s rece...

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Case Studies

Simpsons Malt protecting the environment with Forbes scrubber system

Simpsons Malt protecting the environment with Forbes scrubber system

For over 150 years Simpsons Malt has been manufacturing specialist high quality malted barley.

The company supplies to a large number of whisky distilleries throughout Scotland, as well as to the brewing and food industries at large.

The company’s largest site, Tweed Valley Maltings in Berwick on Tweed, produces an impressive 236,000 tonnes of malted barley annually.

THE PROBLEM

Chitted malt (barley) is transferred into giant stainless steel Germinating and Kilning Vessels (GKVs). Humidified air is passed through the bed of malting barley to create the perfect conditions for the barley to germinate.

After 4-6 days, the wet air is replaced with heated air. The malt is dried (White Malt) and cured to required specifications, both in terms of moisture levels and colour, where it is used to produce some of the finest single malt whisky in the world.

Some of the white malt receives a second treatment process; peat is burnt in large burners and the hot, peat-infused smoky air is drawn through the white malt to give it a distinctive peaty characteristic. This malt is then used in the production of those peat flavoured malts synonymous with the western isles of Scotland.

Previously the peaty / malty scented air, together with fine particulate, was vented straight to atmosphere. Needing to increase production Simpsons recognised their responsibility concerning discharges of odours and dust laden air generated from their process, and that cleaning before discharge to the environment was required before extra processing commenced.

THE SOLUTION

Forbes supplied a complete wet Venturi scrubber system. The scrubber fans now draw the heated air from the kiln, through the malting chamber and into the scrubber.

Inside the scrubbing vessel, the scrubbing liquor and peaty gas stream are brought together in turbulent contact, within the venturi throat, where the odour-causing particulates are forced into the atomised liquor.

The result; no more unacceptable odours discharged from the GKV and a more pleasant environment for employees and neighbours alike.

THE SYSTEM

The scrubber vessel was manufactured in polypropylene and reinforced with GRP.

With a throughput air flow rate of 23000 m3/h, the Simpsons Malt scrubber system’s duty is 97% particulate removal at 5 micron.

Along with the scrubber system itself, Forbes supplied all vents, ducting and fans, access ladders and handrails which were manufactured at our own Kelso steelworks.

Documents

Forbes Innatank Brochure

Forbes Innatank Brochure

Catalogue

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Odour Control Systems

Odour Control Systems

Catalogue

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Dual Laminate Tanks Brochure

Dual Laminate Tanks Brochure

Catalogue

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GRP Storage Tanks Brochure

GRP Storage Tanks Brochure

Catalogue

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HVT Brochure

HVT Brochure

Catalogue

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VT Thermoplastic Tank Brochure

VT Thermoplastic Tank Brochure

Catalogue

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Minibulk Product Brochure

Minibulk Product Brochure

Catalogue

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Salt Saturator Brochure

Salt Saturator Brochure

Catalogue

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Scrubber Brochure

Scrubber Brochure

Catalogue

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Stripping Towers Brochure

Stripping Towers Brochure

Catalogue

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TUF Pumpset

TUF Pumpset

Catalogue

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Turnkey

Turnkey

Catalogue

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Handling Instructions

Handling Instructions

Catalogue

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CO2 Degassers Brochure

CO2 Degassers Brochure

Catalogue

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