MEP designs, builds, installs and commissions processing plants to the sand, gravel industry and mineral-processing industry World-wide.


Their plants classify, de-contaminate, de-water, blend, stockpile and separate silt from water. The company supplies compact, modular and fixed plants to suit all requirements for processing both ‘as dug’ and recycled minerals. MEP also builds compact style or modular plant with capacities from 10 to 250 t/h.

Based in the UK, the company has operational experience in many challenging environments around the World.

MEP plants process difficult deposits that do not readily fall into the required specification. They work well with bunter and glacial deposits where the silt contents vary widely, and where there are deficiencies in the raw material grading.

These are significantly more efficient that other so-called “multi-sand and classifying tanks”, which are unable to accurately classify and blend these materials.

MEP plants are designed to produce the required grades of sand without generating large quantities of waste or filling lagoons.

Other products available from MEP include the Hydrolig, which is a hybrid version of the TBS Hydrosizer. This machine has been adapted to treat and remove contamination from < 40mm gravel. It is ideally suited to work in tandem with the TBS Hydrosizer to remove contaminates from both gravel and sand products.

Over the past few years MEP have also supplied plants and equipment producing specialist sands - including glass, foundry, tile and block.

Their de-ligniting plants work on deposits of peat, lignite, coal and shale-bonded lignite. Such plants can also be used in the marine environment to process dredged aggregate where wood, sand eels, coke and other deleterious matter is contained within As Raised Ballast.

Water treatment systems incorporate MEP thickeners from 2-40 metres in diameter with final de-watering using Diemme® Filter Presses.

Plants are fully automatic and can be radio-controlled or remotely controlled. MEP’s water re-circulation systems minimize the process water requirement.

Based only an hour from Heathrow Airport, MEP supplies plants across the World directly to the customer, or through a network of approved distributors.

The comprehensive list of MEP products is impressive. Proprietary equipment produced by the firm includes:

• Cyclones
• Hydrosizers
• Hydroligs
• Sieve Bends
• Thickeners
• Flocculant Plants

The company also has agency agreements with manufacturers to supply:

• Pozzato Log washers and Screens
• Diemme® Filter Presses

The company’s Managing Director, Steven Hyde, says he is proud of the company’s World-wide reputation: “MEP have a long list of customers - including all of the major producers and many smaller companies too.

“We pride ourselves on the very high level of repeat business that we have gained from satisfied customers.

“We are happy to work with other plant producers, engineering companies and end-users.”

Mr Hyde attributes the company’s success to five things:

1. High standards
2. A real commitment to health and safety
3. Quality management
4. Investment in people
5. Customer service

“High standards are central to everything the company does,” he says.

“Health and safety is at the forefront when it comes to all of our processes and equipment. As a result, we have an excellent health and safety record, which is increasingly important across all markets.

“We are also proud of our commitment to Quality Assurance. MEP holds a BSI Certificate and we have developed a Quality Management System conforming to the requirements BS EN ISO 9001:2008.
“We are committed to continual improvement by training our people now and for the future. By continually improving our processes and procedures we are becoming ever more efficient in what we do. The ultimate goal at MEP is to continuously improve the service to our customers.”

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  • Who We AreMineral Engineering Processes (MEP) first incorporated in 1983 as a part of the R.O. Stokes group has been operating in its current format since 2000 where MEP took over the sales and service of the Stokes range of specialist...