THE THOMPSONS Group, UK manufacturer of tipper bodies, has taken delivery of a Trumpf TruBend 8600-80 bending machine at its Blackburn facility. The machine, which is the largest Trumpf TruBend in the UK, is being used to form tipper side panels from 4mm thick Hardox abrasion resistant steel.
Thompsons, has UK sites in Croydon, Blackburn, Dover and Edinburgh. Since 2000, the business has expanded fivefold.
Following its inception in East London 45 years ago, Thompsons has manufactured over 30,000 tipper bodies, of which around half are still in operation today.