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SigmaRoc constructs new ready-mixed concrete plant in Jersey

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SigmaRoc, a buy and build construction materials group, has announced a step in the growth and development of Ronez, its Channel Islands business. Ronez is the largest producer of heavy building materials in Jersey and Guernsey. The company will open a new ready-mixed concrete plant on 13 February 2019, at a ceremony that will be attended by investors, customers, management, and employees.

With a bespoke design, the new plant is specified to meet the requirements of Jersey, as well as incorporating state-of-the-art technology. As part of SigmaRoc’s strategy for continual improvement, it is planned that the plant will have an increased capacity, consistent high quality, product innovation, and improved customer experience.

Located near the main entrance of Ronez’s Jersey quarry in St John on La Route du Nord, customers collecting from the quarry will no longer need to descend into it, resulting in a reduced turnaround time and improved efficiency for delivery clients. With six direct feed aggregate bays, a high capacity Teka planetary mixer, and the capability of loading two vehicles side by side, it is expected that the plant will be able to serve customers rapidly, achieving outputs of up to 80 m3/hour of concrete. Plant control systems supplied by Command Alkon are expected to deliver accurate batching and ensure a first-rate quality of high performance concrete.

SigmaRoc has stated its belief that the capability of the plant and the quality of its product will ensure that Jersey has the required concrete production to serve future infrastructure projects, social and private housing developments, and Grade A commercial premises. Jersey has an encouraging pipeline of major construction projects, including the continued supply of materials for the construction of the new Les Quennevais School and for proposed redevelopments of the Jersey General Hospital and Airport. It is hoped that Ronez will be well placed to meet the ongoing needs of the Jersey construction community as a result of its investment.

“This investment underlines our commitment to ensuring our customers are well served by our business over the long term,” said David Barrett, Chairman of SigmaRoc. “The new ready-mixed plant at St John will offer greater convenience and service, and ensure the island is able to construct the buildings and infrastructure that it needs. I look forward to welcoming our valued customers, investment partners, and employees to the St John’s Quarry for the opening.”

“Before we purchased Ronez, we identified the drive to the bottom of the quarry as an inefficiency to our delivery service and an inconvenience to our customers who came to pick up their concrete,” said Max Vermorken, CEO of SigmaRoc. “This investment will resolve these issues and shows our willingness to take decisions, including significant investment, to continually improve our business.”

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