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CORMAC invest in seven new Cat machines

CORMAC purchase Cat asphalt pavers

Company purchases two new asphalt pavers and five utility compactors due to continued growth

SOUTH West construction giants firm CORMAC Ltd have added seven new Caterpillar machines to their continually expanding paving operation. Supplied by Finning, the two Cat AP500E asphalt pavers are already in use, with five Cat CB24B utility compactors to follow. This deal completes £1 million in CORMAC fleet investment with Finning since May 2013.

CORMAC have expanded operations from their Cornwall base, where they hold the main surfacing contracts for Cornwall County Council. This growth has seen them carry out works throughout Devon and Somerset, securing contracts with the Highways Agency and many commercial clients.

Simon Deacon, CORMAC’s director of operations, commented on the investment being a reflection on this continued operational uplift: ‘We have invested extensively in new machinery to meet our rapidly expanding business growth,’ he said. ‘These machines will ensure we are able to deliver quality surfacing solutions that exceed client expectations.’

The Finning and CORMAC relationship spans more than 10 years, but this has been strengthened even further as CORMAC now provide service operations for Finning within Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. This has leveraged CORMAC’s position within the region, as they can provide complete supply and service aggregates solutions thanks to their quarry in Penzance.

Tony Miscandlon, Finning UK territory manager for the South, commented: ‘Finning UK have a very strong relationship with CORMAC which has enabled us to supply numerous Cat paving machines. The new products supplied are some of the strongest on the market and CORMAC have recognized this, which has helped them to become one of the leading surfacing contractors in the South West region.

‘The new AP500E machines will prove to be excellent all-round performers and will open up a much wider scope of works due to their power and manoeuvrability.’

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