Quarries & Processing

Trouble ahead for SMEs

Uncertainty over cash flow could leave many SMEs in trouble as they come out of lockdown, quarry boss Marcus Paine has warned. His firm may have to lay out hundreds of thousands of pounds in re-start costs.

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Metso loses weight

The first two Komatsu HD605-8 dumptrucks equipped with Metso truck bodies have entered service in a Belgian quarry. They are the first in the world to be specified for rigid dumpers in that weight class.

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Liebherr goes to waste

The first Liebherr A 914 materials handler to go into service in the UK has been bought by a Scottish customer. And it’s already returning impressive production and economy figures.

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LiuGong targets quarries

Chinese manufacturer LiuGong has assembled an international team of experts to boost its presence in the quarrying and mining sectors. It will focus on lowering customers’ costs and making them more profitable.

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Breedon’s £178m expansion

A string of quarries and other facilities in Scotland will change hands under Breedon Group’s £178m acquisition of 100 assets and operations owned by CEMEX UK.

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‘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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