Aggregate Industries has now officially opened its second ready mix concrete plant in Greater Manchester, in order to cater to rapidly growing demand in the area.
Aggregate Industries provides a wide range of ready-mix concretes for a range of requirements, including Agilia® self-compacting concrete; Watertight™, a versatile range of specialised concretes designed to protect a structure from water ingress or to retain water within a structure; and Strike™ rapid strength development concrete. The new plant can also provide Cemfloor screed and Minimix small load delivery service too.
The new high-capacity site is located between Manchester city centre and Manchester Airport, which are both currently undergoing a high volume of significant improvement works that require an extensive amount of concrete.
The Manchester plant is able to provide concrete up to a rate of 200m3 per hour from its two new twin-shaft mixer units.
The extremely convenient location means it is close to its cement and aggregates supply at Cauldon and Buxton, while GGBS cement filler comes in from the port at Runcorn, lowering road miles and therefore emissions associated with material transportation.
Paul Halpin, Territory Sales Manager at Aggregate Industries, comments on the new plant: “With our established ready mix concrete plant in Salford running at capacity, we had to turn down projects in this rapidly developing region due to lack of resources. The addition of the new plant means we are now well-positioned to meet the demands of Greater Manchester.and become the supplier of choice.
“The plant is designed with efficiency in mind – with our receiving hopper minimising truck and shovel movements around site – and is able to provide the full range of Aggregate Industries’ concrete and screed portfolio. Its two loading heads make it capable of a speedy turnaround which is key for customers who wish to collect concrete.”
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