BSP International Foundations Ltd is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of hydraulic hammer and compaction equipment, with products and sales agents found in the most developed countries and regions, where modern construction methods are an essential element in meeting infrastructure targets.
The British Steel Piling Company Ltd was founded by Edward Le Bas in 1905, its immediate objective was to promote the use in Britain of steel sheet piling, rather than the manufacturing of their equipment. The driving and extraction of piling was obviously an important part of this, with the result that the company was soon called upon to provide equipment for others to carry out such work. By 1914, the earliest versions of BSP steam/air piling hammers had evolved, as well as equipment for extracting piles.
The companies influence continued to grow before and throughout the Second World War, in terms of both piling machinery and equipment. For a number of years, it was also involved in the manufacture of drilling, earth boring and tunnelling machines.
BSP was transformed into a full-time foundation equipment manufacturer during the early 1970s when the newly nationalised British Steel Corporation took over the marketing of all UK produced steel sheet piling. The company was acquired by Tex Holdings plc in 1989 and is still based at Great Blakenham, near the Suffolk town of Ipswich, where it first established a manufacturing centre in 1921.
At the forefront of foundation equipment developments, BSP initiated the worldwide move towards hydraulic hammers and set the high standard for their design and construction. Today, over 80 per cent of the companies products are exported and is represented in 67 countries.
It has always been at the forefront of BSP’s policy to make every effort to ensure that each product is suited to the application for which it has been specified. Customers have the reassurance of knowing that their investment in BSP foundation equipment, has been designed and manufactured to meet all of the following criteria:
- Environmental acceptability
- Value for money
- Quality Assure registered manufacturer
- First class after sales services and support