TG Concrete expand into new areas
Division building brand-new plant at Bridgnorth and has acquired Mid Wales plant from Hanson
TG Concrete, a division of the family-owned Tudor Griffiths Group, have invested in two new concrete plants to extend their reach to customers even further afield.
The division, which already has concrete plants covering the majority of Shropshire, Cheshire, and North and Mid Wales, has now acquired a plant from Hanson at Cemmaes Road, near Machynlleth, and is also building a brand-new plant in Bridgnorth.
TG Concrete’s general manager, Dave Morris, said the investment in new the plants had been made to keep up with increased customer demand and to reach new customers in a wider geographical area.
‘We’re very pleased to be taking on the Cemmaes Road plant, which was built in 1966 and has been closed for some time. It’s in an excellent position midway between two of our other plants at Aberystwyth and Newtown, so will help to boost our presence in Mid Wales,’ said Mr Morris.
The second plant is under construction next to the TG Builders’ Merchants branch at Chartwell Park, in Bridgnorth. ‘Our aim is to have the Bridgnorth plant up and running later this summer, and work on site is progressing very well,’ said Mr Morris.
The new plant acquisitions are part of an ongoing expansion of the TG Concrete division, which has included the appointment of a new director, Tim Hall, to the board of the TG Concrete Bridgnorth site.
Mr Hall has spent his entire career in the aggregates industry. He was previously chief executive officer of Breedon South, director of Tarmac Ltd’s Western Area, managing director of Tarmac Western Ltd, and spent 27 years with Nash Rocks. He is also a non-executive director of SigmaRoc.
The Bridgnorth plant will be capable of producing 70 cubic metres per hour and will have four aggregate bins and three 80-tonne storage silos, allowing the production of a number of classes of ready-mixed concrete as well as the newly launched TG Cemfloor liquid floor screed. It will also have a pan mixer to accommodate collect customers.
‘To be able to design and build the plant from scratch means we have been able to create facilities that suit our requirements perfectly,’ said Mr Morris. ‘We’ve paid special attention to the environmental impact of the site too, making special arrangements to harvest water so that it’s an entirely recycled-water plant.’