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Bags of success at Mortimer Quarry

L-R: Michael Woodward, production director at Day Aggregates; Peter Andrew, group director at Hills Quarry Products; and Jonathan Day, merchant sales director at Day Aggregates

Hills Quarry Products extend ‘mutually beneficial’ business partnership with Day Aggregates

HILLS Quarry Products have extended their business partnership with Day Aggregates with the opening of a bagging plant at Mortimer Quarry, near Reading. The facility is the third of its kind at a Hills quarry.

Jonathan Day (right of photo), merchant sales director at Day Aggregates, explained: ‘Building a bagging plant at Mortimer Quarry was a perfect opportunity for us to work with Hills again and our decision was also due to the success of the two bagging plants we already have at Hills’ Cerney Wick and Woodsford quarries.

‘We are building on a fantastic relationship that we have with Hills and we are very pleased to be working together again at a great site.’

Peter Andrew (pictured centre), group director at Hills Quarry Products, added: ‘The partnership between Hills and Day Aggregates is mutually beneficial and we are very pleased that their ongoing success has led to a third bagging operation in a key location for both companies.’

The new facility is Day Aggregates tenth bagging operation across the southern region of the UK. The bagging plant at Mortimer Quarry opened in November 2018, employs six people and provides bagged sand and aggregates for customers including Travis Perkins, Jewson and Buildbase.

Day Aggregates are currently bagging an average of 220 tonnes of aggregate per day at Mortimer Quarry, with the intention of bagging up to 75,000 tonnes per year.

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