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Drapers Continues To Invest Despite Brexit Uncertainty

June 2019


Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, at Drapers we continue to invest in our site, our facilities and technology and to evolve our business.

An Atlas 350 MH Material Handler, which has recently arrived in our yard is a great addition to our existing equipment, as it has been specially developed to give great optimised handling. Designed and manufactured in Germany, it is equipped with a powerful engine and has a high performance scrap grab handler. We chose it because it’s one of the best scrap handlers on the market and we are very pleased with its performance. It makes quick work out of handling the most heavy and awkward types of scrap metal here at our yard.

Atlas 350 MH Material Handler

At Drapers, our skip loader vehicles are also a very important part of our business. We have recently expanded our extensive fleet by adding another two skip loaders. These advanced newcomers are rugged and durable and we will certainly be putting them through their paces. Already they are making light work of loading, unloading and reloading our skips. This makes it much more cost effective for us to collect and move our customer’s scrap metal.

Upgrading Our Skip Loader Vehicles

At Drapers, we are continually looking at ways of improving what we do. Our investments in our site are not just limited to improving our yard. We are also upgrading our IT system and we aim to evolve it as our business grows.

Our focus is to provide the very best scrap metal services and our continued investment at Drapers is to ensure that we are always evolving our business, to make sure that we provide our customers with the highest level of service.


The Alderman Albert Draper Steam Engine Back On The Tracks

November 2018


The Alderman Albert Draper Steam Engine Back On The Tracks

We will soon be seeing this majestic steam engine, numbered 45305 back on the tracks again in its full working glory. Following a recent overhaul and now boasting a new boiler, this majestic steam engine will soon be once again taking soujourns across the main rail networks.

Restored by the Draper family, this popular engine is very close to our hearts here at the Drapers Yard in Raven Street, as we saved it from being scrapped over 40 years ago. This historic steam engine survived to the last month of steam in 1968 on British Railways. Following its restoration, the very popular steam engine has since been actively working, making lots of journeys out onto the Great Central Railway, as well as the main networks.

In its full LMS livery, the Alderman Albert Draper will soon be embarking on a new chapter, making its way up and down the tracks in all its splendour and steaming proudly into 2019 and beyond.

The Alderman Albert Draper Steam Engine Back On The Tracks


Drapers Invest In New Vehicle Depollution Equipment

August 2018


Drapers Invest In New Vehicle Depollution Equipment

Some of our more recent investment on our three acre site in Raven Street here in Hull, has been focussed on installation of leading vehicle depollution and fuel recovery equipment. This is for end of life vehicles which is an important part of our recycling process.

Our investment in advanced Vehicle Depollution Equipment reflects our commitment to protecting the environment.

Our Vehicle Depollution System includes a Fuel Tank Drill for draining diesel and petrol from metal or plastic tanks.

A unique vapour removal system called a Fuel Scavenger vents dangerous and explosive petrol vapour out of our depollution bay.

A VapourSafe Storage System then creates a sealed vapour transfer system that provides us with a safe working environment.

Drapers Invest In New Vehicle Depollution Equipment

Listen Out For Drapers On Hull Kingston Radio

August 2018


We are delighted to have a regular advert airing on Hull Kingston Radio, which is one of the biggest community radio stations in the area and supports local Hull businesses.

Tune in on 107.4 FM

Listen Out For Drapers On Hull Kingston Radio

Free Collection Service

August 2018


Has Your Company Got Old Machinery Or Equipment That Is No Longer In Use?

We offer a Free Collection Service to businesses in Hull and the surrounding areas, when the collection is a certain weight. Let Drapers provide the answer to all your unwanted machinery and equipment problems. We can arrange to collect it from your premises and we have an extensive fleet of our own Draper’s trucks and skips.

Free Collection Service

Scrap Metal Dealers Act - The Campaign For Tightening The Legislation

August 2018


The Scrap Metal Dealers Act which came into effect in late 2013 had a very positive effect on the industry. The Act was introduced to reduce the theft of metal which at its peak, the Home Office estimated to cost the economy more than £220 million per year. This Act outlawed the payment of cash for scrap metal by recyclers and also required every scrap metal dealer to obtain a licence to trade from their local authority.

With national theft figures on the rise again, reflecting the increased cost of commodities, there is strong support in the industry for the Scrap Metal Dealers Act to be tightened. Enforcement of the Act through re-establishment of the Metal Theft Taskforce has also received significant support nationally.

Scrap Metal Dealers Act - The Campaign For Tightening The Legislation

Launch of our new Website

December 2017


We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. It has been designed to be user friendly and to provide our customers with an easy to navigate site that is suitable for viewng on smart phones, small devices as well as desk pads.

In line with our continued focus on expertise an dinnovation, our new Drapers website showcases the scrap metal and recovery services we offer. We are proud to play a significant role in the worldwide commitment to recycling and protection of the environment.

Please revisit our website regularly to view the latest developments and News at Drapers.

Launch of our new Website


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