C Beech & Sons of Netherton, West Midlands have recently added a Fassi F50A.0.22 fitted on a DAF LF, supplied by Imperial Commercials of Halesowen.

The F50A.0.22 was chosen due to its low self weight and impressive lifting performance, able to lift 1,250kg @ 3.65m and 680kg @ 6.30m.

Established in 1959, C Beech & Sons have always been based in Netherton, with the current site being purchased in 1991. The Lloyds Proving House at the Waterside Estate was fully restored & refurbished before it could accommodate the company.

Supplying everything from structural steel columns, to hollow section bars, C Beech & Sons operate across the West Midlands and beyond.


The former Lloyds Proving House at Waterside Estate is world famous for its steel produce and chain testing facilities, not least the testing of the chain and anchor of the legendary “Titanic”.

The photographs illustrate the anchor and chain made for the Titanic leaving Lloyds Proving House after it had been tested, the chain and anchor would have been tested to ensure it was safe for working load. The anchor and chain then made their way to Liverpool for the maiden and tragically final voyage of the fateful Titanic.