Small enough to care, big enough to handle.

With over 25 years of servicing the construction and building industry including road and rail networks,  family-run business NRS Group Ltd was formed in 2005 by MD - Mark Ketcher and Lorraine Shirley, when they operated a small fleet of tippers and plant. This soon expanded from haulage to the operation of inert landfills. In 2011 the company had the opportunity to purchase Saredon Quarry and today NRS Group operate some of the largest inert tipping facilities and quarrying and recycling aggregate production operations in the midlands.

All of the aggregate processing plants have been supplied by PowerX Equipment who have maintained a long-lasting relationship based on a total commitment, with service and integrity at the core of the partnership.

Within the last nine years the PowerX Equipment team have designed, delivered, and commissioned ‘state-of-the art’ processing plants for NRS Aggregates that have been designed to process on-site material to produce the maximum tonnage of saleable material to satisfy current marketing demands from their clients.

Founded by industry specialists PowerX bring decades of experience in the market to supplying a ‘next generation’ plant design with an understanding of continually changing demands.

Meriden Quarry:
Meriden Quarry was the 1st project for the PowerX team with the plant based on a Terex® AggreSand 165 modular wash plant with a Terex® Aggrescrub 150. An impact crusher was also installed to handle any oversize via a recirculatory system.

The Terex® AggreSand 165 modular wash plant combines aggregate washing and screening with sand processing on a modular chassis. It brings together tried and trusted components in an innovative modular design, setting itself apart from other washing systems in the marketplace.

Features & Benefits:

  • Up to 3 washed aggregates & 2 washed sands.
  • Modular design with ‘plug and play’ electrical connections for quick set-up.
  • Pre-wired & pre-plumbed with single connection points.
  • Fully automated touch screen control providing all-round plant information.
  • Choice of grid and screen media options to suit your application.
  • Intelligent low level and easy access features for maintenance and wash-down.
  • Transportable in 4-6 containers.

Initially the plant was to process C&D Waste, but currently processes alternately between C&D and sand and gravel left behind by the previous site owners.

All the end materials are used for concrete production and HS2 enabling works.

Saredon Hill Quarry:
Saredon Hill Quarry was the 2nd project for the PowerX Equipment team and is located at Shareshill near Wolverhampton. Following a period of six months, when the site was reinstated into working order, sand processing quickly followed.

Originally, sand processing was handled by a washing plant which at the time was sufficient to cope with the sales. However, with rising demand in 2017 from a major customer to supply sharp sand and an on-site concrete plant, including a further 3 concrete plants, and a further two coming on-line in 2017, a decision was made to upgrade the production capabilities. The PowerX Equipment team duly supplied a new wash plant and a water and silt management system which also included a AS206 triple deck with a Terex® Finesmaster 120 Compact, a 1000 cone crusher and a 14m diameter thickener system.

The new plant has given NRS Aggregates the scope to increase production and improve efficiency and production of high-value products to match demand.

A second plant is currently under construction to process the stone from a dry recycling operation.

Woodcote Wood Quarry:
This was the 3rd plant that the PowerX Equipment team delivered and in total was an investment of £4.5 million for NRS Group and is projected to process up to 200,000 tonnes/annum.

The plant produces quality concrete aggregates for local use as well as feeding an on-site bagging plant and manufactures specialist mortar sands for nationwide use.

The specification included the Terex® Aggwash 300 which was the world’s first modular scrubbing station to integrate heavy attrition with sizing lightweight contaminants removal, and hydro cyclone-based fines recovery in a single highly portable chassis. Incorporating two 16 x 5 screens and a 200tph log washer the plant specification includes a FM 200C - a 200tph high-capacity twin grade sand plant and a 16m thickener system. A feature of the process is the inclusion of an AMP plant which receives any overflow from the sand plant and produces a cut on a really fine sand in order to ensure a pure 50-micron material.

A recirculatory system handles any oversize material which is returned to a TC1000 Cone Crusher.

Currently a 2m x 2m x 220 plate press is being installed by PowerX Equipment to eliminate the need for a second silt , which would sterilise reserve.

Cornets End Quarry:
Cornets End Quarry is the latest NRS Aggregates operation and boasts a 20 x 6 rinsing screen, a Powerscrub 200 modular logwasher and a 20 x 6 sizing screen. A pre-wash system incorporates an FM150 and FM120.

Currently the plant is predominantly processing sand and gravel, but C&D waste is also fed to the plant.

The crushing circuit can be switched depending on feed, between a 1000 cone crusher for sand and gravel and a horizontal impact crusher for C&D materials.

The Cornets End operation supplies local concrete plants alongside specialist mortar sands, and like Meriden materials for HS2 enabling works.

Currently, the PowerX Equipment team are installing a new sand fines plant to enable the manufacture of more specialist sands.  

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