Building material solutions company CEMEX UK today announced improved productivity at all three of its cement plants which together achieved world-class efficiency levels of 95.4% in the period January to June 2007. This has resulted in an increase in production of 13 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The current world class production performance is being complemented by significant environmental improvements including the use of alternative fuels, which have been increased by 75% over the last 2 years.
There have also been award-winning health and safety performance at all three plants, this year recognised by gold medal awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
In the longer term, CEMEX is working to ensure increased availability of blended cements. Work has already started on a £27 million new grinding plant at Tilbury in Essex. The development will increase CEMEX's UK cement capacity by 20% from 2008 further contributing to supply continuity. Notes to Editors: CEMEX cement plants are located in Rugby, Warwickshire; Barrington, Cambridgeshire and South Ferriby, North Lincolnshire.
Smart Silo is an automated system that allows monitoring of bulk cement silo stock levels. Built-in gauges and a processor device feed information from the silo to a computer system ensuring that deliveries are made on time to ensure continuity. 24/7 LOADTM is the new out of hours delivery service, easing pressures on congested sites and allowing customers to start the day with full silos of cement and/or bins of aggregate.
It also helps reduce the risk of late deliveries by avoiding potentially heavy traffic at peak times. CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates.
In the UK, CEMEX also has a significant share of the asphalt, concrete block and mortar markets. The company has a national supply network in the UK with over 500 locations, to ensure that quality building materials is available to customers locally.
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