About

Cleveland Cascades Ltd is a family owned private company. The company was originally a division of Cleveland Potash Ltd, who diversified in to manufacturing loading chutes when they needed a high capacity loading chute which effectively controlled dust pollution. The innovative solution they conceived was the Cascade concept, which utilised a series of inclined cones to control the velocity and flow of their Potash.

In 2004 Ian Barnard, one of the original inventors of the system, set up Cleveland Cascade Ltd to develop and market the product worldwide. He has since been joined by his son Matthew Barnard, Managing Director and the company has gone from strength to strength, with a wide product range and global sales.

The company’s site in the North East of England covers area of 4,700 sq m (50,000 sq ft) and includes manufacturing & assembly workshops, secure outside storage space, offices for engineering and support functions as well on site parking. The factory has undergone a complete refurbishment in order to become a bespoke manufacturing unit dedicated to the design & production of a full range of bulk loading chutes.

New Product development has been key to the expansion and success of the company. The Cascade controlled flow technology system has undergone constant improvement and upgrading to maintain its position at the forefront of the loading chute industry. At the same time the product range has been widened to include Free Fall chutes, tanker loaders and vehicle loading chutes.

Cleveland Cascades have developed a worldwide reputation for quality, well-engineered, robust, high performance chutes, backed up by excellent customer service and product support.

This excellence has been recognised by a series of prestigious awards, including three Queens’s awards for Export, International Trade and Environmental Achievement, as well as the Engineering Council Environment Award.

Cleveland Cascades Policy

Cleveland Cascades strives for excellence in all aspects of the business. To continuously improve & develop the business and to ensure world class systems and procedures, we have many accreditations and participate actively in several industrial and commercial bodies.

We are certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2008, by QA International, a highly respected authorising body. ISO 9001:2008 is the world’s most widely accepted quality control system and gives our customers the assurance that we are operating to the highest global standards.

All our products are CE marked and comply with all the relevant European Union legislation. This mark is not only a requirement to offer products within the EU, but also is widely accepted as a mark of excellence in many markets outside of the EU.

The ATEX directive consists of two EU directives describing the equipment and work environment which are allowed in an area with a potentially explosive atmosphere. Cleveland Cascades employ competent Compex ATEX qualified engineers with extensive experience in the field. For applications subject to explosion risks, we can supply products certified to meet the ATEX standard.

Cleveland Cascades has Investor in People accreditation, which is a best practice Human Resource management standard.

Cleveland Cascades are an active member of the Materials Handling Engineers Association, which is the industry association for dry bulk handling equipment. The motto of the organisation is “Together we’ll move mountains” and for more than 75 years, the MHEA has supported the technical and commercial interests of UK and overseas companies supplying and using powder and bulk handling equipment.

The North East Chamber of Commerce has been established for over 200 years to promote business & commercial development in the North East of England. Cleveland Cascades are an active member and we often use the services of the Chamber for Export Documentation, such as Certificates of Origin.

Cleveland Cascades Achievements

From the company’s inception in 2004, Cleveland Cascades has based the business on product innovation and global sales. The development, expansion and excellence of the company has been consistently recognised over the years, by numerous prestigious bodies.

Tees Valley Business Award for Export
The Tees Valley Business Awards shine the spotlight on local companies in the area who make a significant contribution to the regional economy

DTI Languages for Export Award
The award highlights the awareness of the priority for language and cultural understanding in global markets.

North East of England Environmental Award
The award recognised company’s excellence & outstanding achievement in improving the environment, the local community, ‘their employees and supply chain.

Engineering Council Award for Environmental Engineering
The award recognises the positive impact that the Cleveland Cascade System has on the environment in reducing dust emissions and pollution.

Queen’s Award for International Trade
The Queen’s Awards scheme is regarded as the most prestigious business award in the UK, recognising outstanding achievement in international business.

Queen’s Award for Export Achievement
The Queen’s Awards scheme is regarded as the most prestigious business award in the UK, recognising outstanding achievement in business.

Queen’s Award for Environmental Achievement
The Queen’s Awards scheme is regarded as the most prestigious award in the UK, recognising outstanding achievement in protection of the environment