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Aggregate Industries opens new concrete plant

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World Cement,

After recognising growing demand in the South Yorkshire area, Aggregate Industries has opened a new, high-capacity ready-mixed concrete plant on the outskirts of Sheffield.

The new plant, located just off the Europa Link, Tinsley, sits right beside the established Aggregate Industries asphalt plant and is accessible via Junction 33 of the M1. It is able to produce 130 m3/hour of concrete from its 3.3 m twin-shaft mixer. That is nearly 10 times the rate of the previous Aggregate Industries Sheffield site on Warren Street.

It also offers the added flexibility of 24/7 operating hours when required, meaning urgent jobs need not wait. In addition, its larger, improved fleet of trucks means improved reliability and surety of supply.

The new location lends itself to both the delivery and collection markets, as it provides easy access to sites across South Yorkshire, from Barnsley to Markham Vale to Doncaster. The move out of town will also reduce emissions around Sheffield city centre – a significant step with the city’s ‘clean air zone’ consultations being held this year.

“This new plant is testament to the fact that we are always adapting to demand in the market,” said Gavin Adkins, General Manager at Aggregate Industries. “By moving to this larger site, we are able to provide a better service to our customers in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. In addition, being next door to our asphalt plant means we are able to share expertise and resources, resulting in efficient, collaborative setup that offers the utmost in convenience and flexibility for our customers.”

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