Mick George Ltd powers up volume with APS washing plant
Mick George Ltd is now producing 300 tonnes of sand and gravel per hour at Bridge Farm, Cambridgeshire with the introduction of a bespoke system supplied by APS, which is being used for the major A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road upgrade.
APS – part of the Finlay Group of companies – has worked closely with Mick George for more than 30 years and the relationship, which has seen approximately £20million equipment specified, has supported the continued growth of the business.
The company, which operates across East Anglia and the East Midlands, started out in business with just a single tipper truck in 1978 – and now boasts a commercial fleet size in excess of 350 HGV vehicles.
Mick George specialises in bulk excavation, earthmoving, demolition and asbestos removal, as well as waste management services, aggregate and concrete supply and has recently expanded into facilities management.
Backed by unrivalled industry knowledge and experience, the business has become one of the region’s top choices for commercial, trade and residential customers.
Darren Griffiths, Area Quarry Manager at Mick George – who has nearly 30 years’ experience in the industry – says the APS machine is a fundamental part of the site.
He said: “It’s producing all the material we need in one self-contained unit.
“The material we’re processing is taken off site, straight from the plant, so it’s been really important for us to have equipment that can keep up with such demand.
“The best thing is that when you turn it on it does exactly what it’s supposed to, with less wear and easy maintenance.”
APS has incorporated a number of standard modular relocatable units to create the washing plant, providing Mick George with a truly specific solution for the needs of the site.
It comprises of a CDE S20 Feed Hopper, a CDE M45100, an AggMax 153 and a 20-metre radial conveyor, which helps increase stockpile capacity and saves time for the business.
The washing plant, which requires only one operator, is producing six different products – a +40mm reject, 40mm, 20mm, 10mm and 6mm aggregate, as well as concrete sand.
Darren added: “As it runs so well, all of the maintenance is scheduled, which is a major benefit for us.
“The backup we have received has also been fantastic.”
John Dunne, Managing Director at APS – who worked alongside Darren to specify the plant – said: “It’s our association with CDE as a UK licensed partner that allows us to create bespoke solutions for businesses.
“Working closely with Mick George, we have provided a washing plant with powerhouse production levels and a backup that can be trusted.”