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The CONCRETE Times ŭTVNNFS "TIDPVSU(SPVQNBLFTDPODSFUF JOWFTUNFOUTXJUI-JFCIFSS • Ashcourt Group purchased Robin Concrete and Waste Ltd in 2015 • The concrete side of the Group’s business has since expanded and modernised • The Group has invested in concrete mixers, pumps and a static batching plant from Liebherr The Hull-based Ashcourt Group was established in 2009 and in 2015 purchased Robin Concrete and Waste Ltd. As well as enabling the Group to bring the supply and pumping of concrete in-house and to fulfil the need it identified for an efficient, reliable, independent concrete supplier, this purchase also provided the Group with a large tract of land to grow its operations. The Group has invested in a range of concrete mixers, pumps and a static batching plant from Liebherr in a programme of expansion, modernisation and standardisation. Established in 2009, the Hull-based Ashcourt Group consists of a diverse portfolio of companies covering a range of activities including property, construction, civil engineering, quarrying, plant hire, haulage and readymix concrete. The Group recognised that customers today are seeking a contractor that can deliver the complete package from preplanning right through to completion. The fully integrated divisions of the Ashcourt Group enable it to offer a one-stop solution. The Ashcourt Group has a wealth of experience in the construction industry and through this identified the need for an efficient, reliable, independent concrete supplier to focus on both the quality of products and the quality of customer service. Investment in the former Robin Concrete and Waste Ltd business allowed the Group to bring the supply and pumping of concrete in-house and also provided it with a large tract of land to expand its operations further. The site at Foster Street, Hull is where the Group is now headquartered with all facets of the organisation under one roof. The concrete side of the Ashcourt Group’s business has been gradually modernising and expanding since the takeover in 2015. The company has invested heavily with Liebherr- Great Britain Ltd on the purchase of a range of mixers, concrete pumps and a static batching plant. “The area around Hull has traditionally been served by a number of small independent concrete suppliers with the majority of larger national companies staying away from the area,” comments Ashcourt Group’s Concrete Manager Steve Walsh. “Whilst the decision for the Group to enter the concrete market was to service our own requirements, we have a third of our annual concrete production going to outside contractors. We are looking to bring this closer to a 50-50 split as some of our larger projects come online.” Having decided to standardise its mixer barrels by selecting a single manufacturer and following recommendations from other users, Liebherr was approached to supply the first of the company’s fleet replacements and additions. “At the time of upgrading the fleet we were open to quotes from all manufacturers,” explains Mr Walsh. “From my previous experience and industry comments, Liebherr was seen as the best manufacturer of mixer barrels available in the UK. The standardisation across our fleet makes it easier from a maintenance point of view, meaning we only have to have a single point of contact when it comes to sorting '0$64-*&#)&334611-:"4)$0635(3061


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