Concrete move for mixer specialists Hymix
Co-location with GKN will expand production, increase operational expertise and reduce lead times
CONCRETE mixer manufacturers Hymix have entered into a long-term supply agreement with engineering specialists GKN and are set to relocate to the same industrial site in Telford, a move that will give the company access to increased capacity in component supply and assembly, and will reduce lead times significantly.
As a company with a reputation for innovation, Hymix say the relocation will provide a separate workshop for the development of new designs, whilst the assembly of specialist machines and temperature-controlled stores will also allow the business to better service the aftermarket.
As suppliers to Hymix, GKN say they will provide a quality-driven process consistent with the demands of TS 16949 and a level of operational management that will deliver effective production control. With existing on-site E-coat facilities and a new shot-blast and powder-coating facility specific to the agreement, the result, they say, will be excellent corrosion resistance with a uniform durable finish coat.
According to Nick Humpish, managing director of Hymix UK, working with GKN will allow the company to continue to grow and develop new technologies for the heavy building materials sector, with the Hymix engineering team having already been expanded to take advantage of the new facility.
‘We are always looking at ways we can do things better,’ he said. ‘The move to GKN will give us the chance to bring forward many of the exciting developments we have under way, one of which is the recently launched new P2 model.
‘Expanding production capability and the move to co-locate with GKN at their Hadley Castle site will allow us to continue to focus on and lead the field in innovation. This is a very exciting time for Hymix, and we are very much looking forward to working at the new site and enjoying the advantage of working with GKN.’
Founded in 1988, Hymix employ 60 staff, all of whom will be moving to the new production site and offices.