New Specialist Plant Hire Company Launched in Scotland

Advanced Material Processing Ltd, (AMP) is a new business launched in January 2016 by Kieran O’Kane, formerly of Blue Machinery Scotland. The company offers short- and long-term hire and contracting services for materials processing plant and equipment for the quarrying, recycling, demolition and allied industries. The plant fleet includes mobile crushers, screeners and shredders, all sourced from world renowned brands such as Powerscreen and Doppstadt.

AMP has hit the ground running and already has a number of machines out on site after only a few weeks since inception. Two Powerscreen PT 400 jaw crushers were the first machines purchased, with one being the new pre-screen model. Both mobile crushing plants went straight to work – one on a contract crushing job and the other on various hires with demolition contractors.

The crushers were very quickly followed with the addition of a Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X mobile screening plant, which is on a long term hire screening and stockpiling sand and gravel. The environmental side of the business is also up and running, with a Doppstadt SM 620 trommel initially joining AMP’s fleet and immediately going out on long-term hire processing green waste and bio mass. In this instance AMP’s customer was so happy with both the machine and the service he received that a further hire contract for two more trommels has been awarded.

All the machines in AMP’s fleet have been purchased from Blue Machinery Scotland, with a plan to purchase further machines over the next three months including a slow- and high-speed shredder. Ultimately, says AMP, the objective is to have a 25 strong fleet of crushers, screeners, shredders and trommels to service quarrying and recycling customers throughout Scotland.

Advanced Material Processing Ltd was established in recognition of clear opportunities within the rental sector to provide high quality mobile equipment and a level of dependable service and expertise that customers can rely on. AMP’s strategic advantage is centred on Kieran O’Kane’s reputation and extensive experience, along with the contacts and strong relationships built up over 30 years working in the industry. With an engineering background and, prior to Blue Machinery Scotland, Mr O’Kane worked all over the world with Powerscreen.

Commenting on the new business venture Kieran said, “Having worked with Blue Machinery Scotland for so long, it gave me a great understanding of the industry in Scotland and what quarry, site and recycling managers need from their machines from a hire and contracting perspective. We’ve quickly developed a strong team at our new facility in Stirling, with trained and experienced field service engineers and support personnel already in place to provide the best possible engineering and administrative back-up to complement a modern and versatile fleet of plant and equipment”.

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