Mitcham Building Supplies has invested £500k into a new concrete batching facility from Utranazz, the concrete equipment specialist. The order includes: A Mobile 70 Wet Concrete Batching Plant, three 50 tonne Low Level Cement Silos and three 8×4 Concrete Truck Mixers. The new plant will enable Mitcham Building Supplies to produce their own concrete in large quantities and fulfil several large contracts they have won across the South East of the UK.
The Mobile 70 Concrete Batching Plant is designed to be a plug-and-play unit and can be up and running within 24 hours of arrival on site. It produces 70m3 of concrete per hour and has two separate conveyor belts to enable faster batching. One belt is used to weigh the aggregates whilst the other belt simultaneously feeds the single-shaft mixer. This allows for precise measurement of raw materials and continual loading even whilst batching.
Managing Director of Mitcham Building Supplies, Karl Whaid, said: “Having our own concrete batching provision is a new avenue for us. Previously we supplied concrete using our fleet of volumetric mixers and a cement silo. However, we recently won a number of big contracts and now have a large order book for 2019, so the time was right for us to expand and be able to produce our own large-volume concrete.”