Building materials supplier CEMEX has invested £1million in a new readymix plant at its Bramshill Quarry in Hampshire.
The new plant replaces the aged Eversley readymix plant, which will now close as the site nears completion.
The new upgraded plant is a LIEBHERR 2.25 mobile mix plant and increases the output capacity to serve both large contracts and the local market. The inclusion of a central mixer also enables special products such as traditional sand cement screed and flowing screeds like Supaflo to be produced, increasing the product range available.
Peter Hawker, Operations Manager at CEMEX, commented: “This is a long-term investment by CEMEX into the Bramshill Quarry that will generate considerable benefits for our customers and the environment, for years to come. The plant is very modern and ensures we can meet increasing demand, getting the customer the product they need on time, while also offering a greater range of mixes.”
As the plant is sited directly in the quarry, it means materials will no longer have to be transported from the Bramshill to Eversley by truck, decreasing the number of trucks on local roads. With only cement now needed to be brought in, it is believed this will equate to 10 lorries less each day on the road.
The plant will have a storage capacity of 300 tonnes of cement, and 240 tonnes of aggregates. CEMEX will be now able to increase production from 24m/h (at the existing Eversley plant) to 80m/h.