Quarries & Processing

‘Robust’ Breedon hits £800m

Increased revenues allied to “robust cash generation” pushed Breedon to a strong performance in the 10 months to end-October, helped by contribution from the former Lagan Group.

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Hillhouse adds new Bell

Bell Equipment UK has won a three-way race to supply an articulated dump truck to a Scottish quarry company. The vehicle will be used on stock handling and haul back-up at the Hillhouse Quarry in Troon.

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CEMEX goes with Doosan

Doosan has won an order for 100 machines as sole supplier of wheeled loaders for the European operations of building materials giant CEMEX which is 'challenging traditional operating practices'.

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Open days for Terex Finlay

The sole distributors of Terex Finlay crushing, screening and conveying equipment in Great Britain will line up 19 pieces of equipment at two open days next month.

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Skene keen on Volvos

Skene Group Construction Services has returned to Volvo for loading shovels to operate at two quarries. Two L220H models go to the Fife company’s Soutra Mains quarry while a third is deployed in the Lomond facility.

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Quarry death firm fined

A quarry company has been fined £150,000 after an employee was found fatally injured beside a dumper. A court heard the vehicle had no parking brake, no emergency steering and no working seat belt.

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Russians like Terex

The Terex Trucks factory in Motherwell is playing its part in the construction boom in Russia. The manufacturer is sending its articulated trucks to more customers and says the growth is set to continue.

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Thompson is a zero hero

A Scottish quarry group that set out to tackle the increasing cost of aggregates has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Thompson Recycling and Landfill last year sent zero waste to landfill.

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Metso opens up the market

Metso is launching a new mobile unit that will open up the market for companies who want to get into the screening business. There's also a new lightweight body for quarry trucks.

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Combo on the CDE menu

CDE, the Northern Ireland manufacturer of wet processing equipment, is to launch its new Combo ‘all-in-one’ to the global market following its unveiling at Bauma this week.

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