COMPETITION-Roger Dyson hits the history trail

Leading recovery equipment builder Roger Dyson has launched his own Time Team investigation – by digging back into his past to find the oldest piece of Dyson equipment still in operation.

To mark his 40th anniversary in business, Roger has launched a competition and is offering a special prize for the operator of the longest-serving recovery system built by his firm.

“We’ve been manufacturing recovery equipment since 1970,” says Roger. “And although the technology and the scale of our operation have changed out of all recognition, one thing has remained true throughout – Dyson bodies have always been built to last.”

He continues: “We know there’s a lot of older equipment that left our factory many years ago but is still out there working away and earning its keep, both here in the UK and in far-flung corners of the globe.

“But there may be other, even older units that we’re not aware of. So we’d love to hear from operators who are still running such equipment, or indeed anyone who has seen or knows of any possible candidates for the title of ‘Oldest Dyson recovery unit still in operation’.”

To make the search a little more interesting, Roger is offering an attractive prize to the winning owner – a one-off, hand-built model of their vehicle.

“It will be hand-crafted by a professional model maker,” says Roger, “and is sure to make an impressive talking-point for any office or company reception area, or could even be displayed at home.”

Although most Roger Dyson equipment built and fitted at the company’s factory in Droitwich, Worcestershire, is delivered to customers in Britain, Ireland and Europe, exports are also made to further-flung parts of the world.

Anyone who operates, or knows of, a vehicle fitted with old Dyson equipment that’s still in operation, should email Marketing Manager Natasha Stolt at natashastolt@rogerdyson.com .

The closing date for entries is Friday 1st July, and the judges’ decision will be final.

Roger Dyson Group is planning more events to celebrate its 40th anniversary – watch out for details.

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