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New ready-mixed concrete plant for Jersey

St John's Quarry

SigmaRoc announce inauguration of Ronez’s new state-of-the-art ready-mix plant at St John’s Quarry

AIM quoted buy-and-build construction materials group SigmaRoc plc have announced another step in the growth and development of Ronez, their Channel Islands business, with the official opening of a brand new ready-mixed concrete plant scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

The new plant – a bespoke design incorporating state-of-the-art technology – is conveniently located near the main entrance of Ronez’s Jersey quarry, in St John, eliminating the need for collect customers to descend into the quarry and ensuring much-reduced turnaround times and improved efficiency for delivery clients.

With its six direct-feed aggregates bays, high-capacity Teka planetary mixer, plant control systems from Command Alkon and ability to load two vehicles side by side, the new plant will be able to achieve outputs of up to 80 cubic metres per hour.

The investment means Ronez will be well placed to meet the ongoing needs of Jersey’s construction community. According to SigmaRoc, there is an encouraging pipeline of major construction projects on the island, including continuing to supply materials for the construction of the new Les Quennevais School and proposed redevelopments of Jersey’s General Hospital and Airport.

David Barrett, chairman of SigmaRoc, commented: ‘This investment underlines our commitment to ensuring our customers are well served by our businesses over the long term.

‘The new ready-mixed concrete plant at St John will offer greater convenience and service, and ensure the island is able to construct the buildings and infrastructure that it needs. I look forward to welcoming our valued customers, investment partners and employees to St John’s Quarry for the opening.’

Max Vermorken, SigmaRoc’s chief executive officer, added: ‘Before we purchased Ronez, we identified the drive to the bottom of the quarry as an inefficiency in our delivery service and an inconvenience to our customers who come to pick up their concrete. This investment will resolve these issues and shows our willingness to take decisions, including significant investment, to continually improve our business.’

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