Tarmac improves cement packing capacity


Tarmac has a new cement packing facility at its Tunstead cement site, near Buxton, Derbyshire.

Bagging Mastercrete cement
Above: Bagging Mastercrete cement

Tarmac said that its bespoke Haver & Boecker 10-spout Adams 2000 plant, the first of its kind in the UK, enhanced its packing capacity.

The plant will manufacture Tarmac’s range of plastic packed and tubbed cement products for merchant and retail customers. With significant storage capacity, the plant will also be used to house the company’s new half-size 12.5kg mixer bags, launched earlier this year to provide the right amount needed for a cement mixer.

Kevan Greenhalgh, packed business manager for Tarmac’s cement business, said: “This new plant is an exciting development for us. It enhances our existing UK-wide supply capacity, ensuring we continue to offer customers and end users superior packed cement products, service and supply. As a business with a strong culture of innovation, the plant will use some of our most pioneering developments, such as plastic packaging, which is now being adopted by others in the market.

The launch comes as the site celebrates its 50th anniversary of cement production and coincides with the recent upgrading of Tunstead’s rail freight infrastructure.




This article was published on 4 Oct 2016 (last updated on 4 Oct 2016).

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