Manchester business achieves outstanding transport accreditation

Manchester business achieves outstanding transport accreditation


20 April 2016

Manchester concrete supplier, CEMEX Valuemix has been accredited with the FORS standard, Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme, for its high standards of operational management.

Valuemix has been operating in Greater Manchester and surrounding areas for only two years and is a mobile volumetric service providing concrete and screed to building and construction companies as well as individuals doing DIY projects.  The business started with just one vehicle and despite a highly competitive market, 12 months later has increased the number of vehicles to 4.

Currently there are over 30 different volumetric companies operating in Greater Manchester and North West region.  This sector supplied approximately 11% of the total ready mixed concrete to construction industry in the last months and the market is predicted to grow.

“It is a great achievement for Valuemix to achieve the FORS standard.  In the industry and currently in Parliament, it is being hotly debated whether the types of vehicles used in this sector of the building materials business are plant or heavy goods vehicles. 

“If considered HGVs there are significant restrictions on such things as drivers hours, weight of load etc which contribute to a high standard of operation and safety. By ensuring that we meet all the higher standards set for HGVs, Greater Manchester customers can be assured of our commitment to the highest standards of operations,” comments Jon Lafferty, Valuemix Business Manager.  

CEMEX Valuemix has achieved the Bronze standard and aims to achieve the Silver by June 2016.

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Notes to editors:

For further CEMEX details contact Elizabeth Young; email: Elizabeth.young@cemex.com t: 01932 583214.

  • FORS is the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme, a voluntary certification scheme, run by Transport for London (TFL) and operated nationwide. The scheme ensures that those accredited operate to the highest standards in managing road risk, reducing environmental impact and enhancing operational efficiency.
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