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The Concrete Times - November 2015

The CONCRETE Times • November 15 Andrew Hopkins Concrete decides to Keep On Mixing IT With The Best! german giant Liebherr supplies another new HTM 804 truck mixer into the uk. Liebherr-Great Britain has supplied a new 8m3 HTM 804 unit to ready mixed concrete and aggregates provider Andrew Hopkins Concrete, for it’s plant in Evercreech, Shepton Mallet. The HTM 804, which is mounted on a Scania chassis,
joins a large fleet of vehicles working from two batching plants based in the South West and will be delivering to a variety of customers in both the farming and construction sectors. This is the first time that Andrew Hopkins Concrete has purchased a new unit from Liebherr and the company’s decision was based on the excellent service they have received to date on the used models from the Liebherr range that they operate and, in particular, the reliability and build quality of the used Liebherr drums. As Plant Manager, Dan Hopkins, explains, “The older
mixer units have provided us with terrific service and reliability and we are hoping the new unit will follow suit. The build quality and installation of the Liebherr drum has The Liebherr HTM 804 will impressed us and we hope the residual values will meet be delivering to customers in our expectations too.” farming and construction What’s the latest in the concrete world? Breedon ANNOUNCE THEY ARE SET to acquire Hope Construction Materials for £336m. The proposed acquisition will create Materials Limited for £336 million. the largest independent building The combination of Breedon and materials group in the UK. Hope, will create the UK’s leading Breedon has announced that it has independent producer of cement, entered into a conditional agreement concrete and aggregates and a to acquire Hope Construction vertically-integrated building 14 materials group. The Acquisition is consistent with Breedon’s strategy of organic growth, combined with the continuing consolidation of the smaller end of the UK heavyside building materials industry. EUROBLEND – UKCS 2016 SPONSOR KEEPS ON GROWING! One of The UK Concrete Show’s major exhibitors, Euroblend, have followed up their move to bigger premises during the summer with news of new staff appointments. Marco Severini has joined them as National Project Manager with Basil Curran joining the company as Northern Regional Sales Manager. The lastest success for Euromecc’s UK distributor is the supply of the increasingly popular Euromecc Fast Dry 70 concrete batching plant to new client’s Cullimore Mix Ltd, who are based in Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, as they wanted a high specification the batching plant unit for their growing requirements. The purchase followed Cullimore Mixes’ Nigel Clack’s visit to an existing Euromecc plant installation in the North of England. First of many? The first unit supplied to Andrew Hopkins Concrete TRUCK MIXER FEATURE


The Concrete Times - November 2015
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