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Company History

Where We Came From

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1981
Jan 10

Foregale was formed

Foregale was formed

Foregale Ltd was established in 1981 operating from premises on Shillbank Lane, Mirfield. Following rapid expansion, the company not only relocated to the current premises on Union Road, Liversedge but also opened a second depot in Hessle, Hull in 1986.

1986
Mar 09

Foregale expands into Hull

Foregale expands into Hull

In 1986 Foregale expanded and opened up a second site over at Hull for both the roofing and reinforcement departments.

1998
Jun 06

Foreclad F250 Liversedge

Foreclad F250 Liversedge

Foregale setup our very first rolling mill! The original home built, pre-cut Foreclad 250 line. This was the foundation stone of Foreclad sheeting.

2009
Nov 15

Foreclad F250 Liversedge

Foreclad F250 Liversedge

From time to time machinery needs refurbishing in order to maintain the quality. We have invested back into our main rolling mill at our Liversedge, West Yorkshire site to ensure many more years of production to serve our fantastic customers.

2014
Nov 15

New Wagon Hull

New Wagon Hull

Out with the old and in with the new. Our Hull, East Yorkshire site have just taken delivery of a brand new 7.5T Iveco wagon. Keen to maintain our service levels we are keeping our transport up to date with fresh vehicles.

2015
Jun 26

New Fork Truck Liversedge

New Fork Truck Liversedge

Replacing our old 4T fork truck, we welcome the brand new Doosan D45S-7 to our Liversedge, West Yorkshire site. We have invested in a high quality manufacturer of fork trucks that have themselves invested heavily in their engines which means that they don’t need a stand alone DPF filter. This results in a lot less down time for the fork truck and more production time is possible. Foregale are the first in the country to take delivery of this specification of fork truck from Ability Handling.

2016
Jan 26

Brand Refresh

Brand Refresh

The brand refresh is here! We felt that our old logo and image was looking tired and so here we present our new logo and colour scheme for Foregale.

Mar 26

New Wagon Liversedge

New Wagon Liversedge

Stepping up from our previous sized wagons at our Liversedge, West Yorkshire site, we welcome a brand new DAF 12T wagon to our fleet. The wagon is capable of carrying up to 7T at once. This is double our previous wagon capacity!

Jul 26

New Folder Liversedge

New Folder Liversedge

We just couldn’t get the photo quick enough! As soon as this machine arrived at our Liversedge, West Yorkshire site it was put to work as the demand for our flashings is constantly growing! This 6.4MT Jorns Super-line replaces our old 4MT Tensol folder which not only ups our capacity but also means even more accuracy and precision can be achieved.

Jul 26

New Guillotine Hull

New Guillotine Hull

Our Hull, East Yorkshire site have upgraded their mechanical guillotine that is used for making flashings with a brand new one! This machine has the added benefit of electronic back stops which means that we can work quicker and produce more flashings than before!

2017
Mar 26

New Wagon Liversedge

New Wagon Liversedge

The biggest vehicle in our fleet yet! Our new DAF 16T wagon is capable of carrying up to 9T at once. This is perfect for the larger projects that require delivery to limited access sites as well as the large sites. Wrapped up in our latest company branding, you can recognise a Foregale wagon instantly if you happen to pass one on your journey!

Mar 26

New Fork Truck Liversedge

New Fork Truck Liversedge

As we continue to demonstrate our service levels we are constantly reacting to last minute requirements for customer flashings. This means bringing in pallets of different colours to the work shop very frequently. In order not to halt production in other areas of the company we have now invested in a second Doosan fork truck, this time a D33S-7 at our Liversedge, West Yorkshire site. Again this fork truck does not need a separate DPF filter so we can continue to work for longer.

May 14

Brand new Pedax reinforcement bar cutter Liversedge

Brand new Pedax reinforcement bar cutter Liversedge

We took delivery of a brand new Pedax reinforcement bar cutter to replace the previous ageing machine. We use the machine so much that it had already been put into action before we had chance to get a photo! Some of the benefits of the new machine are that it is quicker, gives a cleaner cut and can handle a greater capacity.

Oct 26

New Folder Hull

New Folder Hull

Introducing the RAS Turbo Bend folder to our work shop at our Hull, East Yorkshire site. This machine can fold up to 3.15MT lengths with a rapid folding speed mechanism. Perfect for 1 man operation on a time critical job.

2018
Apr 26

New Foreclad F200 Liversedge

New Foreclad F200 Liversedge

We are so excited and proud to announce the arrival of our brand new Foreclad F200 profile rolling mill at our Liversedge, West Yorkshire site. Designed and built to a high European specification and partnering with a machine building specialist, the new rolling mill enables Foregale to work harder, faster and with even more precision than ever before.

Oct 26

New Folder Liversedge

New Folder Liversedge

We’re not stopping! After the recent arrival of the brand new Foreclad F200 rolling mill at our Liversedge site, we have now added ANOTHER brand new Jorns 6.4MT Super-line folder to sit along side our already existing one also at Liversedge. With 2 of these incredible machines on site we are able to produce more flashings than ever before both quicker and even more accurately.

Oct 26

New Foreclad FL200 Hull

New Foreclad FL200 Hull

We have our own liner panel! Following on from the Foreclad F200 design, the new Foreclad FL200 liner panel follows a very similar design. With our own machinery for this product we can now service projects quicker and price even more competitively than ever before!

Nov 26

New Fork Truck Hull

New Fork Truck Hull

It’s not just our Liversedge site that is growing in production levels! Our East Yorkshire site at Hull is also on the up! We welcome a Doosan D50S-5 to our fleet of fork trucks to help us power through the day.

2019
Apr 26

New De-Coiler Liversedge

New De-Coiler Liversedge

Following on from the investment in the new rolling mill at Liversedge last year, we now add another brand new de-coiler on to our to cut length flat line that can handle even bigger coils. This means less down time through less coil changes as the new machinery can handle more weight.

May 26

New Fork Truck Hull

New Fork Truck Hull

Replacing our old 2.5T fork truck with a brand new Doosan GX30 model, the lifting capacity is increased as is the productivity.

May 26

New De-Coiler Liversedge

New De-Coiler Liversedge

With 2 already, we made it a hat trick with the purchase of a 3rd De-Coiler at our Liversedge, West Yorkshire site. Following on from previous refurbishment and maintenance, we have put this de-coiler into action on our Foreclad F250 rolling mill. This means less down time for the mill with less coil changes required on bigger projects.

Aug 26

New Fork Truck Hull

New Fork Truck Hull

Replacing our old 3.5T fork truck with a Doosan 4.5T model, the lifting capacity is increased which makes lifting existing size loads even safer.

Oct 04

Introducing the Foregale artic!

Introducing the Foregale artic!

As the demand for our products grows, so does our fleet, allowing us to save on delivery time, cost and emissions.  

Oct 26

New Rico Machine Liversedge

New Rico Machine Liversedge

A brand new Rico HGR hydraulic guillotine. This new machinery will make the flashing manufacturing process even quicker and more accurate due to more of the process being automated. The rear belt drive system also ensures that each piece cut is sent away from the machine straight away making space for the next piece to be cut. Here at Foregale we truly are building on strength.

2020
Jan 14

New website launched

New website launched

We are delighted to launch our fresh new website to kick off the new year.

Mar 04

A brand new MVD mechanical guillotine

A brand new MVD mechanical guillotine

Replacing our aged old guillotine, this machine has more automated features and options, as well as a return to sender option for cutting pieces out. All of these things result in a faster and more efficient machine!