Chepstow Plant order 100 new Volvo machines
Company continues to grow its mineral, aggregates and earthmoving mobile plant fleet
CHEPSTOW Plant International have signed a deal with Volvo Construction Equipment for the supply of 100 machines for their mineral, aggregates and earthmoving fleet. The new machines include the latest A25G to A40G articulated dumptrucks, L45H to L250H wheel loaders and EC220E to EC750E excavators.
‘Premium-brand equipment helps us and our customers in many ways,’ explained John Corcoran, managing director of Chepstow Plant International. ‘It rewards with safety, uptime, fuel efficiency, residual value and image, and I’m pleased to say that Volvo equipment now accounts for in excess of 50% of our fleet.’
He added: ‘It’s a false economy to buy low-cost plant and equipment. It doesn’t sell the skills and capabilities of our business when it comes to partnering with clients.’
Significant growth and new business opportunities over the last 10 years have resulted in the bulk of the Chepstow Plant business now operating in multiple quarry locations throughout the UK.
‘Working closely with our clients, we have seen a gradual shift in our fleet requirement towards the heavier end of the market,’ said Mr Corcoran. ‘We are already running Volvo EC700 excavators and, based on their performance, we’re looking forward to getting two new EC750Es.’
When it comes to rehandling materials, Mr Corcoran reckons Volvo wheel loaders with OptiShift are among the leanest in the industry in terms of fuel efficiency. And for material transport, he believes that Volvo’s articulated haulers are very much the preferred option at the moment.
‘Volvo ADTs are hard to beat for operator comfort, durability and residual value,’ he said. ‘And the latest G-series has an increasingly important role to play for our mineral and aggregates clients. When it comes to litres-per-tonne moved, there is little that comes close to the efficiency of a Volvo ADT.’