Your chance to check out new high-tech vacuum kit with Tees firm

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A brand new, hi-tech truck is set to be revealed by Teesside firm Doornbos Equipment UK, with a series of Covid safe appointments to view the mean machine available all week from Monday, September 21.

The Amphitec Suction Excavator – with its soil suction arm, specially designed for removing soil around cables and pipelines, and powerful vacuum/pressure technology – ensures that soil, clay and sand are sucked up safely, quickly and easily.

The truck’s arrival is a welcome addition to Billingham-based Doornbos Equipment’s impressive stable of hire machinery, and secures their place as the region’s specialists in the rental and sale of (ultra) high pressure water jetting and vacuuming equipment.

The company also offer expert advice, equipment training, Water Jetting Association training, repair and maintenance of clients own equipment and 24/7 call out services. They are dedicated to supplying the right equipment for the job, which allows their clients to always work safely, quickly and efficiently.

A fourth generation, family-owned Dutch company, Doornbos was founded in 1938.

The Netherlands arm of the business, with 100 employees and over 1,000 machines, has offices in Rotterdam and Amsterdam and specialises in aerial platforms.

The UK office, on Cowpen Lane Industrial Estate in Billingham, currently employs 16 staff – all from the local region, now back from furlough and secure in their positions.

Doornbos are also in the process of taking on three new apprentices.

With a vision of creating and sustaining an organisation in which people can grow, enjoy their work and get involved, it’s no surprise that giving back is part of the Doornbos ethos.

On Sunday, September 6, Doornbos’ UK depot manager Steve Buxton is heading up a team of cyclists to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance charity.

So far 60 riders have signed on the dotted line to do an 83-mile charity bike ride starting at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium and taking in various football grounds including Sunderland and Hartlepool FC along the way.

Last year the Doornbos North East (FGR) Football Ground Ride raised £5,000 for this most vital of charities, and this year they are hoping to surpass that.

The event, which will be opened by Tees Valley major Ben Houchen, is open to all and is not just for serious cyclists.

Medals, certificates and one-off race jerseys will be on offer and there will be tech support and medical cover, plus plenty of water stops along the way.

Places are still available for adults and children aged 16 plus to join the fundraiser.

Check out the Doornbos Facebook page The GNNA Doornbos North East Ride 2020 or register at

To book an appointment to view the Amphitec Suction Excavator, email

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