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Rutpen attends ChemUK Expo 2022

With another successful ChemUK Expo at the NEC Birmingham now over, we’d like to thank all of those who came by and visited. It’s always great to hear about how we can help with your chemical related problem and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

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Rutpen Sponsors NIHL Hockey Team Basingstoke Bison

We are delighted to announce we are supporting the Bison for the remainder of this season and into next season of the NIHL by sponsoring the home and away penalty box at Planet Ice Silverdome Arena in Basingstoke. We look forward to supporting the Bison from strength to strength.

Bison Director John Neville commenting on Rutpen Limited joining our sponsorship portfolio said,

“It’s great news that another local company are looking to sponsor a local sports team in the current climate, we look forward to welcoming the directors and staff of Rutpen later in the season to one of our home games”.

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Rutpen achieves Cyber Essentials Accreditation

Rutpen continues its commitment to compliance and security, by achieving Cyber Essentials Accreditation.
This accreditation shows our data management systems are in line with the latest standards. We will always provide outstanding confidential services to our clients without compromise, you can be assured of the highest information security standards whenever you deal with us.

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Solvent Blending Facility Roof Update

Our solvent blending facility is coming together in its final stages after many years continued investment site wide. The latest milestone being the installation of the canopy putting all the storage, mixing and distillation vessels, palletised flammable storage and the tanker unloading areas all under 1 roof! Keeping your products and the entire operation away from the elements all year round.

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Fleet Update

These 2 new additions are certainly complimenting our outstanding delivery service since being put into service a couple of weeks ago. This new combination consists of a 2021 DAF XF 530 Superspace cab with full hydraulic and compressor equipment, fully plumbed in for discharging the 2021 Maygar 30k litre ADR GP tanker it’s coupled up to. Many thanks to MV commercials Gardner Denver and TCL tankers for great service in making this happen. Contact us today to see how rutpen can fulfil your bulk or palletised logistical requirements.

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See you at ChemUK 2021!

We’re delighted to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at ChemUK at the NEC Birmingham on the 15th & 16th of September 2021. Come by and say hello to us on stand L32, we look forward to seeing you all there once again!

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Orange is the new green!

Rutpen takes first delivery of it’s new electric forklift fleet.

Yesterday we took delivery of the first 3 brand new electric Doosan 20 forklifts which will now join our MHE fleet replacing our existing diesel models. Not only will this increase our productivity and reduce downtime but we’ll also be reducing our carbon footprint. These trucks include a range of ATEX rated equipment enabling us to safely operate in any atmosphere across our departments. On top of being ATEX rated the trucks also include full windscreen, weatherproofing, 3 point adjustable suspended seats for driver comfort and even front and back HD wide angle cameras that record continuously for the drivers safety and for those around them. We would like to thank Nick from Budget Forklifts for his excellent service in getting these trucks ready for us.

 

 

 

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Rutpen Limited Honda Civic remains unbeaten at Donington Park!!

Saturday 26.09 was a return to Donington Park for the Honda Civic FK2 in the CSCC Turbo Tintops and a first place result!

A grey and overcast day with a windchill factor felt like summer has definitely left us.

Qualifying 2nd in class and 4th overall felt disappointing but Stuart felt race pace would see an improvement – and he wasn’t wrong.

Lap times dropping to see a best of 1.20 gave the Honda a clear win ahead of the other 2L Turbo Charged cars.

A great day for all – we next race at Castle Combe on Sat 24.10.20 – we will carry a 30 second penalty due to the race win.

Its our home circuit so we have a good chance in what will be a large grid of 38+ cars on a circuit less than 2 miles in distance……

Watch this space!

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Snetterton Race Report

An Early departure on Saturday from Wiltshire towing the Datsun for qualifying at Snetterton in the CSCC Swinging Sixties combined grid race a total of 45 cars to start.

We encountered a few delays on the way and arrived to find the timetable had been advance half an hour. After about 15 minutes frantic unloading, tightening wheel nuts final checks and changing, we were out 8 minutes late for qualifying on a circuit never driven before.

Dave mentioned “I found my way around the busy track and managed to put in a reasonable time just before the rain came, came into the pits to find we were a surprising sixth on the grid”.

We watched some great classic car racing in the afternoon then formed in the collection area & out for a rolling start. The Datsun got away well and managed to get inside the 5th place car into the harpin, then passed the 4th place car on the back straight. So running 4th after the first lap was a great start, but the three lead cars were already showing their form and leaving the Datsun behind. Then about 5 laps in the lead car broke a half shaft and was stranded in a dangerous position, safety car out for 4 laps, after some terrible pit stop strategy the Datsun was now in 8th position with many lapped slower cars also in front. Racing again the Datsun really switched on, lap times falling and starting to move up the field, final lap was a frantic scrap with a V8 Sunbeam Tiger, the Datsun took the place with the bigger Tiger faster on the straights it was a chase to the line with the Datsun crossing the line 2nd just 0.1S in front of the Tiger.

So overall a great result, but very short lived, following a stewards inquiry Dave was found to have a yellow flag infringement whilst the safety car coming out on circuit, so found to be disqualified.

A great race and lessons learnt… get up earlier & follow the rules!

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CSCC Race Weekend 25th & 26th July

Team Rutpen are really happy to be back on the race track again, albeit with all the Covid-19 restrictions!

The weekend started with a very wet Saturday for the Civic working hard to acheive 2nd in class in the Tin Tops.

Sunday the weather looked better with Dave taking the Datsun out for the Swinging Sixties.  We qualified 5th in a grid of 43 which was a great start.

 

The Datsun got away well into a short lived third place, the huge 5.7L V8 Camero soon filled the mirrors and romped past. Leaving the Datsun to fight it out for the rest of the race between 4 and 5th with a beautiful red Marcos.

Rain came after about 30 minutes and a collision with a stationary Lotus Elan was very narrowly avoided on the start finish straight.

The Datsun and Dave had fought off the challenge from the Marcos and consolidated 4th , but the lead car spun whilst passing back markers gifting 3rd overall and a 1st in class.

 

 

 

Another great weekend but much more to come throughout the season.

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Back on Track!

After a long busy time at Rutpen during the Covid-19 madness its great to see the new look Civic and Datsun back on the track for a well-deserved spin!

The 2020 CSCC Season to finally to start at Thruxton in late July and we cannot wait!

After a good end to last year for both drivers the new Civic had a busy winter giving us the opportunity for interior modifications and improvements … oh and the new livery.

Stuart will be hoping for more success in the Honda Civic, if driver ability is not enough perhaps the blinding new graphics will be!

Dave is hoping to push forward on his top debut season and bring home even more trophies this season.

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