JPE Aggregates Invests in CDE plant upgrades
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Steve Birch, managing director of JPE Aggregates is seen with David Barnes from the Construction Recycling Alliance.
For over 20 years, UK company JPE Holdings has grown to develop its business of supplying aggregates, groundworks and site clearance, becoming one of the Midlands region’s leading suppliers to the construction industry.
In the winter of 2010, the company invested in a CDE mobile washing plant for operation at their Elford Quarry site in Tamworth, England, which included an M2500 E3, an A400 Aquacycle Thickener and an Aggmax 150 for feeding, screening, sandwashing and stockpiling. This equipment has enabled them to produce a high quality range of fully washed recycled aggregates including sand, 40mm, 20mm and 10mm gravels, all of which are recovered from fully sustainable sources which are supplied to the local sand and aggregate market.
The following winter saw JPE Aggregates upgrade to the A600 Aquacycle Thickener and recycling hopper to essentially increase throughput levels.
As operations and productivity grow, JPE has recently unveiled a move to a new site at Shire Oak, Walsall, West Midlands, and due to the quality and perceived longevity of this new site, it will move of the existing A600 Aquacycle Thickener and the Aggmax 150. The company will also upgrade the current control panel and install a new M2500 4EX mobile washing plant for the production of two types of washed aggregate and two types of washed sand.
The Shire Oak site will accommodate the disposal of inert waste from the local area, allowing construction and demolition companies to avoid landfill tax. With the installation of the new CDE washing plant equipment, they will process the recycling material, creating high quality aggregates for resale to the construction industry.
“From our Elford Quarry, we were impressed by the capability of the M2500 and AggMax to produce high quality sand and aggregates from waste material and immediately saw how the system could be applied at the new Shire Oak site. We had trialled another washing plant at the original Elford site but decided that the CDE plant gave us the best opportunity to maximise both the volume and value of the recoverable materials,” says managing director Steve Birch.