David Brown Santasalo to build new gearbox test facility

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David Brown Santasalo has committed US$2m to construct a 5,400ft2 warehouse at its headquarters site in Huddersfield, UK. Triton Construction has been handed the contract to build the facility for the global gear manufacturer.

Purpose built for testing new and refurbished gearboxes, the warehouse will feature special measures for anti-vibration and sound proofing. The building design is 9m high to allow installation of overhead traveling cranes for moving the gear boxes and equipment.

Steve Watson, global defense director and managing director UK at David Brown Santasalo, said, “David Brown Santasalo has won a number of long-term major defense projects during recent years which have required significant infrastructure improvements to the Huddersfield site.

“Triton Construction has previously built the facilities for the assembly, integration and test of marine gearboxes and has now been selected to build the new land defense gearbox test facility.”

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