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Somerlap invests in new equipment for growth in renewable energy

Somerlap Forest Products have invested in the renewal of their large wood chipping machine to assist them in their objective of being as efficient and environmentally friendly as they can. By purchasing this machine, they will ensure they can maximise the recycling side of their pallet business, turning all scrap wood into valuable fuel.

Somerlap have offered a successful recycling pallet collection service for many years, with most of the pallets collected being repaired and resold. Those beyond repair are turned into woodchip, which can then be used as fuel. The new machine will increase the number and size of pallets which can be turned into this renewable energy, and will also be able to take larger items such as wooden crates.

Kevin Bond, Managing Director of Somerlap, said, “Demand for renewable energy is increasing and we need to be able to keep pace with demand, both in terms of the volume and type of wooden items which customers return to us. By investing in this new equipment we are ensuring that Somerlap is prepared for current and future demand.”

Somerlap has been producing premium timber fencing, sheds, pallets and garden products for the general public and trade customers throughout South West England for over 35 years. Somerlap garden products can be ordered online at, over the telephone or by visiting them in Mark, Somerset.

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