Latest £800,000 investment to meet growing demand for recycled aggregates in East Midlands region
SPECIALIST contractors AR Demolition have strengthened their aggregates processing fleet with the addition of a new Kleemann Mobirex MR 110 Z Evo 2 impact crusher and a Mobiscreen MS 953 Evo mobile screening plant.
The cutting-edge machines – which represent a £800,000 investment – have been put straight into action at sister company AR Aggregates’ Urban Quarry, in Leicester. One of the company’s key goals is to provide high-quality recycled materials for the growing construction market across the East Midlands and the surrounding regions.
The Kleemann mobile equipment for AR Aggregates will deliver a fuel-efficient, cost-effective and productive alternative to a competitor machine that they had been using for a number of years.
The selection of the new track-mounted crushing and screening plants has also allowed the company to meet not only its own environmental and operational objectives, but also provide a ‘green solution’ for their customers – reprocessing construction and demolition (C&D) waste, such as brick, concrete, tiles and glass.
In 2018, AR Aggregates recycled around 180,000 tonnes of C&D waste materials, which were reused on construction, infrastructure and civil engineering projects.
The new Kleemann machines, supplied by Newark-based Wirtgen Group UK, will ramp up AR Aggregates’ recycling productivity and continue to support the company’s commitment to providing innovative technologies and processes to maximize the value of waste materials.
The Mobirex MR 110 Z Evo 2 crusher has already proved its worth to the business, reprocessing demolished brick and concrete aggregates into a range of products, including 6F2 crushed material and MOT Type 1, which is re-used as infill and sub-base.
AR Demolition were co-founded in 2007 by Andrew Thompson (pictured right) and current managing director Richard Dolman (left), who is clearly excited by the future growth potential for the business and the opportunities in the region’s recycled aggregates market.
‘This investment in our own new equipment further demonstrates how a relatively small contractor can become a beacon of operational and environmental standards,’ said Mr Dolman.
‘We understand we have a valuable role to play in providing recycled materials to fulfil the demand for aggregates as the UK looks to invest in develop its infrastructure and housing stock.
‘Indeed, recycling and repurposing of materials has never been higher on the social and political agenda. In the current climate it is, therefore, essential that all industries look at how they can make a real impact in avoiding sending materials to landfill and by reducing their carbon emissions.’