Mixamate has been nominated for a manufacturing award at the prestigious London Construction Awards. The company’s unique all in one Concrete Pumping Truck has been nominated in the Innovation of the Year – Manufacturing category, based on its creative solution to modern on-site delivery.
The All-in-One Mixamate Concrete Pumping Truck is a totally new concept in batched on site concrete, in the form of a machine that can now travel to site and mix and pump concrete (and screed) up to 100m away from the vehicle.
The idea was first conceived in 2014 when Mixamate attached an on-board concrete pump to one of its existing lorries, removing the need to hire a separate pump. From there a period of in-field research and development was carried out before the company teamed up with Italian manufacturing firm, Blend, in 2015 to design and build the revolutionary new machine.
Building on success
The machine is already helping Mixamate to grow during what is undoubtedly a difficult time for the construction industry. During 2015 Mixamate undertook a record 8,000+ mix on site jobs, received more than 38,000 in-bound calls, attracted over a quarter of a million pageviews on its website, and added a further 6 machines (5 Concrete Pumping & 1 Screed Pumping). The company’s full fleet now stands at 24 vehicles and there are plans for further expansion in 2016.
“It’s a great honour for us to be nominated for a London Construction Award,” said Chris Smith, Managing Director for Mixamate. “Concrete pumping is becoming an increasingly popular form of concrete delivery, particularly in heavily built up areas such as Central London, but the method of using a separate pump to run alongside a mixing lorry had become an extremely archaic way of doing things. The new truck we have manufactured represents a huge innovation in the industry, removing the need to hire a separate pump, and it’s fantastic to see this innovation recognized at manufacturer level as we proceed to roll out more of these machines.”
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London at the end of October.