New concrete plant for Aggregate Industries
Company opens new Coleshill ready-mixed concrete plant as part of West Midlands expansion
AS part of ongoing plans to expand their concrete offering across the West Midlands, Aggregate Industries have opened a new multi-million-pound ready-mixed concrete plant in Coleshill, Warwickshire.
One of Aggregate Industries’ largest plants to date, the new state-of-the-art facility has the capacity to produce 110m cubic metres per hour and has been built with sustainability in mind. For example, to avoid demolition waste, the plant has been incorporated into the existing site, ensuring most of the yard and stock bays could be retained.
The Coleshill plant uses a recycled water system, allowing it to reprocess most of the water used during concrete production. The facility will also produce ECOPact, Aggregate Industries’ new flagship range of sustainable concrete.
The launch of the new plant is part of Aggregate Industries’ strategy to bolster their footprint across the West Midlands, as the region embarks on several high-profile commercial and infrastructure construction projects.
David Porter, Aggregate Industries Midlands area manager for ready-mixed concrete, said: ‘The West Midlands is fast-becoming the centre of construction with infrastructure projects such as HS2 and the Commonwealth Games.
‘Hence, to expand our renowned concrete offering across the region, we’ve opened a fantastic new ready-mix plant in Coleshill, complete with state-of-the-art technology which not only ensures the quality and consistency of our concrete solutions is the highest it’s ever been, but the production process is now more sustainable too.’
In addition to its green credentials, Aggregate Industries have also invested in the latest technology to improve the consistency of the concrete mix during production, including a camera in the mixer which allows the team to have greater control over each batch.
Other ground-breaking features include the use of wet-batch technology, which produces less water and dust while increasing the quality of concrete production. Meanwhile, the plant also comes with a hot water system for concrete production during cold weather – ensuring customers get a year-round supply.
Barry Hope, Aggregate Industries’ managing director of ready-mixed concrete, added: ‘With demand for our ready-mix solutions rising in the West Midlands, we’re committed to expanding our concrete services regionally in a responsible way.
‘Our new Coleshill plant is a great example of this; we’ve invested in the latest advancements in quality production and greener, more efficient processing so that customers get the best of both worlds.’