Hymix concrete mixers acquired by Sterling
Fast-growing family-owned and run UK business adds concrete mixers to its trailer portfolio
STERLING Group, specialist manufacturers of beavertail plant bodies and step-frame trailers, based in North Yorkshire, have acquired the brand, design rights and certain assets of the Hymix concrete mixer range.
With almost 40% market share in the UK large beavertail market, Sterling say they have been looking for new products to add to their portfolio for some time, and the Hymix concrete mixer is a logical addition to the Group in a connected market.
New Hymix mixers will be manufactured and installed at Sterling’s existing five-acre site in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, where factory floorspace will be increased to create the new production line and the Sterling team will be expanded to cover the sales, administration and engineering departments of the enlarged Group.
Founded in 1988, Hymix have been one of the leading manufacturers of concrete mixers, renowned for their mix performance and speed of discharge on site. Recent innovations offered the best weight and dimensions for the UK ready-mixed concrete industry, contributing to both safety and environmental improvements in recent years and culminating in the ‘Best New Product’ award in the last UK Concrete Show.
Jarl James, sales director of Sterling, commented: ‘The Hymix concrete mixer is a perfect fit for our business, and the engineering ability of our team will allow us to further develop the product and manufacturing process. We believe the sales and customer service expertise offered by our team will be well received by concrete mixer operators across the country. The initial reception from operators we have spoken to has been very positive.
Nick Humpish, previous managing director of Hymix, commented: ‘The Sterling team offer the Hymix range a bright new future. Their commitment to quality, service and on time delivery are exactly what the market demands to complement the Hymix mixer performance and functionality.’
The first new mixers will be rolling off the production by the end of this year. Meanwhile, Sterling are expanding their warehouse to offer spare parts to existing machines in the field.