The Blue Scotland Open Day showed a clear demonstration of machine portfolio and commitment to service and support.

After receiving an invitation to attend this event the HUB team travelled to Stirling, Scotland to experience and understand the strength and depth of the Blue offering.

Hosted by Central Demolition at their Bonnybridge operation the company commenced business in 1993 and today is a very successful, award winning company. Despite what their name suggests they are more than just a demolition company and their range of services include demolition and dismantling, asbestos removal as well as recycling and site clearance.

With the focus on a reduction of environmental impact, the company has continued to grow and manages waste on-site at their recycling facilities where they can cope with all waste from household rubbish to bulk concrete and demolition arisings. 90% of material brought to the site is recycled through their waste plant and sold as aggregate.

Investment in equipment over the last few years has been significant and the company now boast a huge array of recycling equipment which includes an innovative Powerscreen washplant. Most of the equipment that has been installed at Bonnybridge has been supplied by Blue Scotland, who have supported the company for almost 20 years. It was therefore an easy decision for Central Demolition to host the two-day event for them.

The Blue Scotland Open Day:
Held over two days the event was a total success with in excess of 100 visitors accepting the invitation to see what Blue Scotland had to offer. The day started at the Blue Scotland facility where a huge array of static equipment was on display which included a range of Doppstadt and Powerscreen machines. Also on show was the spare parts facility, service department and refurbishment facility.

Having enjoyed lunch the visitors were all transferred by bus to the Central Demolition ‘live’ demonstrations at Bonnybridge. Here the tour started with each piece of machinery described by a specialist as it worked through a process starting with a Doppstadt 3060 F type processing wood waste being loaded by a Fuchs MHL 331. This was followed by more action in the EvoQuip area with a Bison 120 and a Colt 800 being put through their paces, with the specialist describing the process and the relevant features of each machine as the tour proceeded.

In the next area, a Powerscreen Premiertrak 400 and a Chieftain 2100X were busy processing C&D waste and were ably assisted by a brand new Cobra 230 Impactor which fed the BlueMAC plant, with any material being further reduced by a Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak. All material was then fed to the wash plant and finally stockpiled by a Chieftain 1400 screen.

In the waste sorting area visitors were treated with the sight of a Fuchs MHL 331 and MHL 340 who demonstrated their agility as they handled and sorted tonnes of material for processing.
Overall the event was a total success with visitors coming from as far away as Wick to watch the equipment in a working environment. To add to the success of the day, Central Demolition purchased a Warrior 1400 – fitted with the new design Combi deck – to help process and clean the volume of incoming material to the site.

Austin Carey – MD - Blue Scotland, commented, “It was a very successful event and a great opportunity to show our visitors the machines in action and the support we provide. People took time out of their busy schedules to attend and on behalf of the Blue team I would like to thank them for their time. Also, a big thank you to Ross Craig and the Central Demolition team who gave us their incredible support and the provision of their site for the demonstrations.”

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