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Major investment by CEMEX in York plant

27th May 2010: CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, has invested £1.3 million in a new readymix concrete plant, erected on an old landfill site. The new site in Hazel Grove, York is located 3.7kms from the previous site and is better located to serve the local market.

The investment in the new plant demonstrates CEMEX's commitment to the UK construction industry and ensures good quality concrete for local construction projects.

The move to the new site has enabled CEMEX to upgrade and modernise the plant, incorporate a more sustainable operation and provide opportunity for expansion in the future.

The IMER plant is capable of producing up to 60 cu metres of ready mixed concrete per hour, produced through the CEMEX Ginco automatic batching system. It incorporates a new design hopper and wider conveyor belt feeding the materials into the mixer, to maximise efficiency.

Key elements of the sustainable production are a concrete recycling system and 100% water recycling. The site has been designed so that it gently slopes towards two 40,000 litre tanks at the centre allowing for collection of waste water and rainwater. The water is fed through a reclaimer and used in the concrete.

The site at Hazel Grove is five times the area of the previous site at Leeman Road and has provided the opportunity to segregate the deliveries of raw materials and collection of concrete, through traffic management. This will cut down on waiting times and delays saving valuable fuel and time.

The plant at Leeman Road was constructed 39 years ago and was in a residential area in York city centre. The move to a more suitable location in an industrial estate outside the centre, minimises the impact of dust, noise and traffic on the local community and gives quicker, easier access to the local market through the road network.


Fact file:
Mixer: 1.5 m planetary
Cement storage: 100tonne CEM1 silo, 100tonne GGBS silo, 50 tonne anhydrite silo
Aggregate storage: 4 x 40 tonne bins, 6 x 100 tonne stock bays
Water: 40 cu metre reclaim agitator tank
Admix storage: 2500 litre plasticiser tank, 2500 litre AER tank
Front end loader: Volvo L90 carrying capacity 00kg

Notes to Editors:

  • For further information and photographs contact Elizabeth Young, t. 01932 583214,
  • CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world
  • In the UK, as well as ready mixed concrete, cement and aggregates, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the roof tile, rail sleepers, concrete-block paving, and concrete-block segments. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see or
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