Mixamate – the UK’s leading provider of mix on site concrete and screed – today announced record revenues for 2015. The company, which specialises in the delivery, mixing and pumping of concrete and screed on construction sites, saw its multi-million £ turnover increase by 30% on the previous year.
40 Year History
The result marks the most successful year in the privately owned Company’s 40 year history. During 2015 Mixamate undertook a record 8,000+ mix on site jobs, received more than 38,000 in-bound calls, and attracted over a quarter of a million pageviews on its website. Mixamate’s Managing Director, Chris Smith, attributes the growth to the Company’s investment in new technology and new services:
“In 2014 we rolled out our all in one Concrete Pumping Truck,” said Smith. “This is an unrivalled machine that allows for the delivery, mixing and pumping of materials from a single vehicle, removing the need to hire a separate pump. With property and construction projects moving again particularly in London and the South East, new and existing customers have begun to embrace this new way of doing things. The demand has been extremely high and it has brought greater efficiency to the mix on site sector at large.”
Re-investing in service
Not content with record results, the firm is re-investing in its pioneering mix on site technology, having added a further 6 machines (5 Concrete Pumping Trucks and 1 Screed Pumping Truck) in 2015 alone. The Mixamate fleet now stands at a total of 24 vehicles, with one third comprising of all in one pumping trucks and plans for further expansion in 2016.
“Using traditional batching plants for smaller jobs has become a very archaic, and expensive, way of doing things,” said Smith. “With the Mixamate machines every component that goes into the mix is electronically weighed, meaning you can now get batching plant accuracy in a mix on site service, unlike with traditional volumetric trucks.”
Bucking the trend
The latest figures from the UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ index (PMI) show tough times for the sector, with growth in the construction of new homes reaching its lowest level in three years in March. However, Mixamate’s investment in and commitment to new technologies and new practices has allowed the Company to capitalise on the growing popularity of pumping and mix on site services.