Farm products provide a boost for TG Concrete
Firm sees 10% increase in business following recent launch of agricultural concrete product range
CONCRETE specialists at Shropshire-based TG Group are celebrating after three products developed specifically for the agricultural sector have reportedly taken the industry by storm.
The TG Concrete division, part of the Tudor Griffiths Group in Ellesmere, unveiled the TG AgriCrete range in October last year following many months of research and development work.
And now, just a few months after the launch, TG Concrete say the AgriCrete range has resulted in a 10% increase in business compared with the same time last year.
General manager Dave Morris (pictured) said: ‘We’re absolutely delighted with the response to our AgriCrete range, which was created as a direct result of requests from local farmers and contractors.
‘In fact, the products have been so popular that the vast majority of our business in the concrete division is coming in from the agricultural sector.’
TG Concrete developed the range after farmers said they were looking for hard-wearing and highly durable solutions for their yards and buildings.
‘We created products that met their very specific requirements and, as a result of our research and development procedures, all three ready-mixed concrete products in the AgriCrete range comply with the latest agricultural standards and are designed to help resist abrasion, erosion and chemical damage,’ said Mr Morris.
‘At this time of year, when livestock are being turned out into the fields, farmers are turning their thoughts to working on their yards and buildings, and we’ve seen a real surge in interest in the AgriCrete range in the past few weeks.’
The range includes: TG YardCrete for outside areas including stock housing, tracks and access roads; TG StoreCrete for grain stores and partition walls; and TG SilageCrete for slurry and manure storage, silage and maize pits.
‘Farmers have praised our products for solving a range of common everyday issues that were both frustrating and costly at the same time, and it’s clear to see that the range is standing up well to the tough environmental conditions in this sector,’ said Mr Morris.
The TG AgriCrete range utilizes Regen granulated blast-furnace slag – a cement substitute manufactured from a by-product of the iron-making industry. Every tonne of Regen used in concrete reduces its embodied CO2 by around 900kg whilst increasing its durability.