New fleet of machines for Lafarge Tarmac
Company invests in cutting-edge plant, equipment and machinery to support future growth plans
LAFARGE Tarmac have made a multi-million pound investment in a new fleet of cutting-edge equipment and machinery to support the business’s growth plans and ensure that it is geared up to meet growing customer requirements created by the Government’s £16 billion investment in the strategic road network.
Lafarge Tarmac’s investment comes as the company’s Contracting division continues to win highways projects with local and national highways authorities across the UK.
Paul Fleetham, managing director of Lafarge Tarmac Contracting, said: ‘This new equipment will help us to build upon our existing strengths and capabilities, and continue delivering more effective, safe and cost-efficient highways projects for our clients.’
The Solihull-based company – which has more than 6,600 employees across 330 sites in the UK – has invested in 12 Volvo and 16 Vogele pavers, all of which have the latest energy-efficient engines, lighting and windscreens to enhance the operator’s environment, as well as state-of-the-art levelling technology.
The investment also includes: 50 new Euro 6 and CLOCS (Construction Logistics Cycle Safety) compliant heavy goods vehicles and trailers; five Wirtgen planers; sixty JCB 2CX Streetmaster backhoe loaders; and more than 80 items of compaction equipment.
Lafarge Tarmac say the investment comes after a very successful year for their Contracting business, which has delivered work on high-profile schemes including the A43 Corby Link Road, Heathrow Airport North and South Runway resurfacing, and the A11 near Thetford.