New Applications Engineer appointed by Craven Fawcett

Craven Fawcett, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of clay preparation machinery and part of Group Rhodes, has expanded its team with the appointment of Joe Westwood as Applications Engineer.


Prior to joining Craven Fawcett, Joe, who has 15 years’ engineering experience, spent seven years in the Royal Engineers, latterly as Lance Corporal undertaking tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.  After leaving the military, he worked at Naylor Clayware in Barnsley as a mechanical fitter and was later promoted to Engineering Manager, then Works Manager.   At Craven Fawcett, Joe’s senior role is to support the service and sales team both in-house and in the field, helping to provide technical solutions for its heavy ceramic projects. 


Glynn Dixon, Contracts Manager at Craven Fawcett, said: “Joe has a great deal of experience in engineering, as well as in the clay industry, which will be invaluable in his role.  He will work as a key member of our engineering team to help achieve our vision to be the leading clay working machinery, spare parts and service provider for the UK and overseas.”


Craven Fawcett has supplied machinery to the brick, tile and clay pipe manufacturing industries for over 175 years and is also at the forefront of technology in the field of extruded pelletisation. 


The company manufactures a range of special equipment including Box Feeders, Grinding Mills, Mixers & Extruders which are sold globally to the heavy clay sector as well as to the mining and quarrying industries.


Alongside high-quality Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) products and services, Craven Fawcett offers guidance on material selection, component finish and supply of spare parts in order to optimise production efficiency and reduce the frequency of machinery repair. This is service is backed by a team of highly trained and experienced service engineers dedicated to clay preparation machinery, who repair and maintain Craven Fawcett equipment both in the field and at the Wakefield factory.


Craven Fawcett is part of Group Rhodes, one of the largest Original Equipment Manufacturers in its field.


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