First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Rapid International has just supplied a fifth Rapid pan concrete mixer to Bow, East London-based Mixit Ltd
Ltd has recently supplied noted London concrete contractor MixIt Ltd (Mixit), with its fifth Rapid pan concrete mixer. MixIt is one of the largest and well-known concrete contractors in southern England, servicing domestic and commercial clients for over 30 years. The firm’s latest concrete mixer, the Rapid R3000 pan concrete mixer, was installed at Mixit’s ready-mix production plant at company headquarters in Bow, London.
MixIt is one of the fastest growing businesses in East London, with four sites in Bow, Barking (producing concrete blocks), Tilbury and Edmonton. The company has further expansions plans, with another two sites in the pipeline.
Mixit’s relationship with County Armagh, Northern Ireland-based Rapid first began 22 years ago, when it purchased a Rapid 1m³ pan concrete mixer for installation in the company’s first batching plant in Bow, London. This mixer is still in operation today, producing over 20m³ ready-mix/hour. The company has since went on to purchase a further four mixers, a 4m³ pan mixer in 2014, a 3m³ pan mixer in 2015 and more recently two 3m³ pan mixers.
Rapid’s long standing supplier relationship with MixIt spanning 22 years is, according to Jim Taylor, MixIt’s managing director, due to, “Rapid’s excellent technical support, customer service and in-house spare parts”. Taylor added that his preference is to deal with Rapid as, in his experience, the support offered is “far superior to Rapid’s European competitors”. Further commenting on his preference for Rapid mixers, he stated, “I am pleased with the quality of mixers from Rapid. The mixers are simple and effective, with good output levels and produce excellent quality concrete.”
Speaking about the outputs levels achieved by the 3m³ and 4m³ pan mixers, Taylor said that, “The 4m³ pan mixer located at the Barking site produces 120m³ wet batch per hour. Depending on how it’s loaded, the 3m³ pan mixers can produce 96m³ per hour.”
Commenting on Mixit’s long standing relationship with Rapid, Jarlath Gilmore, Rapid’s sales and marketing director, said, “We are delighted that Mixit has again decided to purchase a Rapid pan concrete mixer, a great choice for ready-mix producers! It’s been wonderful to witness Mixit’s growth over the last 22 years, supported by Rapid’s ability to provide high quality, reliable mixing solutions.”
The Rapid pan is a high capacity concrete mixer ideally suited to the ready-mix industry, offering large outputs from 0.5m³ to 4m³. The Rapid pan concrete mixer is designed with longevity and low maintenance in mind, featuring durable chill cast wear sleeves and paddles, hard wearing chill cast tiles for wall and floor and heavy-duty discharge door mechanisms. The Rapid pan is customisable with the option of up to 3 hydraulic/pneumatic discharge doors and a wide range of additional optional extras. The mixer’s unique mixing arm fitment ensures that all materials are kept in constant motion in every direction, producing a consistent, homogenous mix. The mixer also features easy access for cleaning and maintenance and spring tensioned mixing arms for safety.