The Malcolm Group has taken its Powerscreen fleet to nine machines with three new acquisitions for quarrying and waste applications. Two have gone to quarries in Ayrshire, the third to Malcolm's Glasgow recycling facility.
A reduction in road construction projects in Scotland has contributed to a UK slump in demand for aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. The Mineral Products Association says the situation has declined “markedly”.
Major road jobs including the Aberdeen bypass and the dualling of the a9 helped shield aggregates business Breedon from a “generally subdued” market in Scotland according to its interim results to June.
Tillicoultry Quarries has taken delivery of its biggest Volvo loading shovel as part of a three-machine package. The 35-tonne L250H has gone into frontline service at Northfield Quarry.
After 21 years of running Volvos, the world’s leading glass bottle manufacturer continues to be “pleasantly surprised” by their performance. The latest is a loading shovel working at a quarry near Alloa.
United Plant Services, the Falkirk maintenance specialist, has won a contract to help keep Aggregate Industries’ equipment operating at peak performance. Engineers will be responsible for 600 machines.
Metso is increasing manufacturing capacity for Lokotrack mobile crushing plants at its factories in Finland. The first new model is expected to come off the production line in the first quarter of 2018.
Greater flexibility and capacity is being achieved by Tillicoultry Quarries following the arrival of a Metso Lokotrack crusher that will be used across the company’s hard rock quarries.
Two days, 15 machines, three firm orders on the day, and a managing director “delighted” with customer feedback…those were the figures that added up to a successful recycling event by Blue Scotland.