One of the leading construction materials supplier’s largest plants to date, the new state-of-the-art facility has the capacity to produce 110m3/h and has been built with sustainability in mind. For instance, to avoid demolition waste, the pioneering plant has been incorporated into the existing site ensuring the majority of the yard and stock bays could be retained.
The Coleshill plant uses a recycled water system – enabling it to reprocess most of the water used during concrete production. The facility will also produce ECOPact, Aggregate Industries’ new flagship range of sustainable concrete.
The launch of the new ready mix plant is part of Aggregate Industries’ strategy to bolster its footprint across the West Midlands, as the region embarks on several high-profile commercial and infrastructure construction projects.
David Porter, Area Manager for RMX Midlands at Aggregate Industries, said: “The West Midlands is fast-becoming the centre of construction with infrastructure projects such as HS2, and the Commonwealth Games.
“Hence to expand our renowned concrete offering across the region, we’ve opened a fantastic new ready mix plant in Coleshill, complete with state of the art technology which not only ensures the quality and consistency of our concrete solutions is the highest it’s ever been but the production process is now more sustainable.”
In addition to its green credentials, Aggregate Industries has also invested in the latest technology to improve the consistency of the concrete mix during production including a camera in the mixer which allows the team to have greater control over the batch.
Other ground-breaking features include the use of Wet Batch technology, which produces less water and dust while increasing the quality of concrete production. Meanwhile, the plant also comes with a hot water system for concrete production during cold weather – ensuring customers get a year-round supply.
Barry Hope, Managing Director of Readymix at Aggregate Industries, adds: “With demand for our ready mix solutions rising in the West Midlands, we’re committed to expanding our concrete services regionally in a responsible way. Our new Coleshill plant is a great example of this, we’ve invested in the latest advancements in quality production and greener, more efficient processing so that customers get the best of both worlds.”