Modular approach to aggregate washing
By Lindsay Gale09 May 2013
Aggregate Processing Solutions (APS) has secured a contract with Smiths & Sons (Bletchington) Ltd to deliver a high technology, recycled aggregate washing system.
APS, the specialist washing arm of the Finlay Group, is providing a complete system to the long established Oxfordshire-based company, based at Enslow near Bletchington.
CDE washing equipment comprising of an M2500 mobile washing plant, AggMax 83 portable logwasher assembly, A400 Aquacycle and an Aquastore 55 complete with a centrifuge assembly, have been specified for the site.
Smiths is a group of companies primarily serving the construction industry in and around Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. Family-owned since its inception, the business is now served by the fourth generation of the Smith family.
Founded at the beginning of the Twentieth Century by Arthur Smith, the great grandfather of the current family Directors, the group has grown from its roots in agricultural contracting and steam haulage to its present status as a leading supplier of construction materials.
As operators of a major gravel plant, and sizeable limestone quarries, the group is able to offer a wide range of washed sands, gravels and crushed limestone, for delivery on its fleet of company owned tippers.
Further products offered include the sale of other aggregates and the production and sale of natural Cotswold block stone, as well as recycled aggregates.
In addition the group provides haulage, muckaway, plant hire and contracting services for site excavations and groundworks, as well as contract crushing.
John Dunne, managing director of Aggregate Processing Solutions, said: “The remit was to supply a state-of-the-art recycled aggregate washing system to promote Smiths & Sons large-scale investment into the washed secondary aggregates market. We’ve been able to deliver a modular system, which meets their exact needs.”
Set up in 2004 to provide a bespoke, turnkey solution in the provision of screening-washing and crushing equipment, Aggregate Processing Solutions sells complete systems, as well as contracting and hiring of processing equipment.
APS is a licensed partner to CDE Global and also has access to a wide range of best fit solutions for washing, screening and crushing to compliment all projects, including Pilot Crushtec, Tesab, Trio and Terex Finlay.