This year marks three decades since Telford based concrete mixer manufacturer HYMIX started as an independent machinery producer in the construction sector. Established in 1988, the company has put a strong emphasis on safety, innovation and ease of use for its customers. HYMIX customers include some of the biggest brands in construction materials and long standing independents.
HYMIX started trading in July 1988 when the company produced its first concrete mixer: the SS range. This was well received by customers due to its frame design, mixing performance and competitively priced parts catalogue. The recently launched P2 aims for a drop in weight and rise in capacity to deliver advanced functionality around safety and ease of operation.
In 2017, HYMIX entered into a long-term supply agreement with engineering group, GKN. As part of the agreement, HYMIX moved production to GKN’s site, boosting its component supply chain as well as increasing production capacity and reducing lead times. This increase in production capacity has enabled HYMIX to build a stock of new trucks in order to keep pace with increasing demand and ensuring that concrete mixers are available straight away for its customers. As well as increasing production capacity, a separate workshop was set up following the move specifically for the development of new designs. The move has allowed HYMIX to increase its capacity and can offer production slots available to meet the market demand.
HYMIX UK’s managing director, Nick Humpish, said: “For the last 30 years, HYMIX has committed to innovation and design as an independent manufacturer. We focus on the needs of customers and aim to help them achieve their objectives. Many of the features incorporated in today’s machines have their roots in R&D and prototype work that was begun over 10 years ago. Application of that experience gives us the ability to deliver lighter, safer and cleaner machines that save cost and increase profitability. These core strengths are now matched with production capacity that ensures on-time delivery, and a quality, fit and finish associated with a global automotive manufacturer. The combination is unique and provides a strong platform for the next 30 years as market leaders, developing new technologies for the heavy building materials sector.”