Astec keen to help US asphalt plant customers comply with new greenhouse gas reduction legislation

Astec CEO and president Jaco van der Merwe has stressed the importance of helping American asphalt plant customers comply with new US greenhouse gas reduction legislation. 
Screening Static & Mobile / March 17, 2023
By Guy Woodford
Astec CEO & president Jaco van der Merwe
Astec CEO & president Jaco van der Merwe

“In the latest [US] Inflation Reduction Act, there’s a lot of legislation stipulated around asphalt plant. If they want to do business in future, our asphalt plant customers will have to show they are actively working on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are very well-positioned to help them with that,” said van der Merwe during Astec's CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 Las Vegas press conference.

New Astec roadbuilding machines include the Roadtec RP-175 and RP-195 asphalt pavers and the RX-405 cold planer. The company has also introduced new aggregate and mining equipment, including the re-designed 9200 fines recovery plant, the PTSC2818VM portable screen, the FT300 cone crusher, and the Peterson 5710E horizontal grinder. 

Focusing on Astec’s new road construction products, van der Merwe said: “Some of our new paving and milling equipment opens a very specific new market segment for us.”

Another eye-catching development for Astec is the recent launch of its Astec Digital business unit, a single-vendor technology solution for the company’s Rock to Road value chain.  

Astec recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Chattanooga, Tennessee-headquartered firm has grown into a global manufacturer of more than 100 products for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production. It employs more than 4,000 people with sales and manufacturing operations worldwide. 

Astec is carrying out a US$5mn factory expansion at its Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland site to better serve growing market demands in the global mobile crushing and screening industry. 

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