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Dan Ward joins the team at Vale

The well established Vale Engineering (York) Ltd, producing municipal weed control systems and winter maintenance equipment has appointed a full time sales and marketing executive to help further grow the business.

The team has been joined by Dan Ward. Up until January 2019, Dan has first-hand experience within the Agricultural sector, consultancy management, and expertise knowledge/understanding of customer care, as well as working in the automotive sales environment.

Dan’s passion for agriculture was first realised when he was introduced to the family farm in his younger days. Dan studied agriculture at Bishop Burton College near Beverley. Eager to learn more, he declined to go back to the family farm. Dan has worked within management consultancy, where he has developed his knowledge and skills within a number of different sectors and clients. He is a great addition to the team, and very customer focused.

Dan is excited to join the team, as this is a new challenging direction, with a brand that has a strong presence in the market place, and potential for growth. Dan commented “Vale is a diverse family business, with truly great potential. The product range is unique, operator friendly, and British built. Vale has a great reputation, with long lasting customers, family values, and a great team within”.

Dan can be contacted at Vale Engineering (York) Ltd on 01904 738533 and at sales@valeuk.com


Dave joins the Team at Vale as Parts Manager

Dave joins the Team at Vale as Parts Manager

The well-established Vale Engineering (York) Ltd, producing municipal weed control systems and winter maintenance equipment has appointed a full time Parts Manager to help assist new and existing customers with parts and after sales. Dave will also ensure that the fabrication and assembly departments have the materials and parts… Read more


Promotion of Adam Ward to Operations Manager

Promotion of Adam Ward to Operations Manager

The well-established Vale Engineering (York) Ltd, producing municipal weed control systems and winter maintenance equipment has promoted Adam Ward from Workshop Engineer to Operations Manager to undertake the day to day organisation of the work going into the fabrication and assembly departments. James Wilson, Managing Director said "I am… Read more


Quad Bike Weed Spraying

Quad Bike Weed Spraying

How can quad bikes help with weed spraying? Quad bikes – also known as ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) are used extensively by local authorities to control weeds growing on the footpath and kerb edge of the highway. The quad bikes are fitted with spraying equipment such as the Vale PKL Spraying System which is designed specifically… Read more


CDA Spraying Herbicide and Applicators

CDA Spraying Herbicide and Applicators

Weed spraying and control  CDA which stands for Controlled Droplet Application is a method of low volume spraying used to apply pesticide, in the UK this method is used generally for the application of herbicide to weeds. CDA has distinct advantages over conventional spraying (spraying through a nozzle) which are based on productivity and… Read more


Two exciting new job opportunities at Vale - Design Engineer and Internal Sales

Two exciting new job opportunities at Vale - Design Engineer and Internal Sales

Vale is a growing company focusing on supplying machinery to the amenity and municipal markets, its core products include Winter Maintenance Equipment and Highway Weed Control Systems. We intend to expand further into new markets and introduce extra brands and to do this we need to recruit some key members… Read more


Vale sponsor Amenity Forum Conference

Vale sponsor Amenity Forum Conference

Once again Vale were pleased to support The Amenity Forum Conference as an original member and conference sponsor.  The conference was held at Leicester City Football Ground on 15 October.  The winners of the inaugural amenity sprayer operator of the year awards were announced at this years Conference.  The Awards… Read more


Riverlynx CDA increases efficiency on Housing Contract

  Sports Turf Services (York) Ltd owned and managed by Simon Race earlier this year invested in some Riverlynx CDA (Controlled Droplet Application) spraying equipment for his Housing Contract based in West Yorkshire. Simon Race  “Up to now we have been using knapsacks to spray the kerb… Read more


Amenity Spray Operator of the Year

Amenity Spray Operator of the Year

The Amenity Spray Operator of the Year competition was launched at BTME last week by the Amenity Forum. The Amenity Forum is the voluntary initiative for all in the amenity sector promoting best practice in all aspects of weed, pest and disease control. There are over 50 organisations in membership… Read more


Quality Salt Spreader makes an Impact

Quality Salt Spreader makes an Impact

Traditionally the gritting of car parks, factory sites and distribution centres has been challenging, stressful and if the winter weather takes hold can be costly to a business. Often the only equipment available on-site is a forklift and the salt spreaders produced for them can be inferior and ineffective tow… Read more


Vale sponsor Amenity Forum Conference

Vale sponsor Amenity Forum Conference

Vale were proud to sponsor the Amenity Forum Conference last week at Leicester City Football Club. The Amenity Forum is the leading organisation within the UK amenity sector for promoting safe and environmentally friendly use of pesticides. Pictured are Geoff Wilson welcoming Paul Singleton, Chairman of Amenity Assured and… Read more


City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides replacing Grandfather Rights

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides replacing Grandfather Rights

Anyone born on or before 31st December 1964 who is applying professional products to land under your own control i.e. owner, occupier or rented is eligible to take the Grandfather Rights Certificate. (Certificates must be held to apply professional products by 26th November 2015. Anyone born after this date… Read more


Councils see RED over Gritting legislation change

Councils see RED over Gritting legislation change

On the 1st November 2013 legislation changed which now permits Agricultural Vehicles to spread salt on the public highway using red diesel, when previously they could snowplough only. Two councils who are pleased to see the change in this legislation are North Yorkshire… Read more


Come and see us at Saltex - Stand J35

Come and see us at Saltex - Stand J35

On display on the Vale stand will be Winter Maintenance Equipment, Highway Weed Control, Riverlynx CDA Equipment and Chemical Stores The Vale team are looking forward to returning to IOG Saltex on 2nd - 4th September at Royal Windsor Racecourse. http://2014.iog-saltex.com/content Please feel free to call onto the Stand… Read more


Training for Grandfathers

Training for Grandfathers

Rules for Spray Operators applying chemical under Grandfather rights are changing. Vale Training Division will be delivering a course to prepare spray operators for the new qualification. These courses will start in January 2014. Course details will be available on our website from November. For full details of the rule… Read more


Vale Engineering achieves Type Approval

Vale Engineering achieves Type Approval

Vale Engineering (York) Ltd, the manufacturer of innovative highway winter maintenance equipment, has achieved European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) and Conformity of Production (CoP) certification for their TS500HS and TS1200 High Speed Trailer Salt Spreaders. The approval requirement for new trailers built in a single stage came into… Read more


Cold Comfort 2012 Winter Maintenance Conference and Exhibition

Cold Comfort 2012 Winter Maintenance Conference and Exhibition

Vale exhibited at the Cold Comfort 2012 Winter Maintenance Conference and Exhibition held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 19th and 20th September 2012. Cold Comfort is an annual event attended by Engineers and Managers from the Local Authority and Private Sector. On display was a range of our… Read more