“We’ve invested in CDE and likewise CDE have invested in us.” Oliver Rees, Managing Director, SRC Group
A family-owned business headquartered in Essex, SRC Group, has grown to become one of the UK’s leading aggregates
SRC’s latest 135tph C&D waste recycling plant at Martell’s Quarry, just outside Colchester, is the eighth project CDE has delivered for the materials processor.
David Kinloch, CDE’s Director of Business Development, UK & Ireland, says collaboration is the key to the longstanding relationship.
“SRC is one of our largest customers in the UK market. We’ve been working together for a long time and over those years both businesses have grown together and developed. It’s CDE’s approach to co-creation in conjunction with our customers that is the bedrock of our relationship and successful partnership with SRC.
“By working in partnership, we understand a customer’s requirements from the outset and co-create a tailored solution that directly responds to their commercial and environmental aims and objectives. Once a project has been delivered and commissioned on site, we then continue that relationship through our unrivalled aftercare support.”
A bespoke CDE solution
SRC wanted to maximise their profitability by producing higher quality washed and graded sand and aggregate products, maximising throughput and yield. The investment in their eighth CDE washing solution has enabled SRC to process both incoming inert and non-hazardous material from its various business activities to maximise the recovery of quality recycled sand and aggregates which can be returned
to the local construction industry as a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to virgin
Underpinned by CDE’s co-creation approach and taking into consideration SRC’s site requirements, its commercial and environmental aims and objectives, and the varied nature of incoming feed material, a tailored wet processing solution was developed to recover saleable sand and aggregate products that would otherwise have been destined for landfill.
The new recycling system incorporates a number of CDE’s innovative products, including: the patented R 500 primary screen for high-energy scalping of heavily clay bound material, AggMaxTM modular logwasher, EvoWashTM, AquaCycleTM, and Filter
Fine material is recovered and processed by CDE’s signature EvoWash technology. Material is screened and separated with the smaller sand and gravel fractions recovered through an integrated high-frequency dewatering screen, sump and hydrocyclones which provide unrivalled control of silt cut points and eliminates the loss of quality fines with significant commercial value.
Sustainable approach for the future
Oliver Rees, SRC Group Managing Director, says recycling is a very important part of the business and will help it to achieve a more profitable and sustainable future.
“Every six months we’re recording significant increases in the volumes of material we’re moving. As we grow it’s just not sustainable – both for us as a business and for the environment – to maintain the same levels of quarried sand and aggregate products.”
The new wash plant will not only support the future growth of the business but extend the life of its quarry reserves through the recovery of high-value recycled sand and aggregates derived from inert waste, the CDE solution commissioned at Martell’s Quarry also incorporates market leading water management to minimise SRC’s environmental footprint.
Customer for life
Commenting on the relationship between the two companies, Rees says investment in CDE technology is an investment for life.
“It’s not like purchasing a crusher or acquiring a new screen. To get the best from your plant it needs to be running efficiently and continuously with minimal downtime. The project doesn’t just end once the plant is operational. It requires maintenance, parts.
That’s why we’ve stuck with CDE over the past ten years. We’ve a great rapport with the parts department and CustomCare team and are reassured by their consistent and proactive support which keeps us operational across all of our sites.”
Every CDE project benefits from its customer for life model, which ensures transparent and effective communication from the beginning of the project until commissioning and unrivalled aftersales support. Kinloch says its CDE’s CustomCare team that sets it apart from the competition.
“We don’t stop when the plant has been commissioned. From there our CustomCare team pick up and continue to work in partnership with the customer through the life of the plant.”
From technical advice, preventative maintenance checks, responsive on-the-ground support, guaranteed supply of spare parts, and assists with making adjustments to the plant in line with changing requirements and feed material, CDE’s CustomCare team offers 24/7 support.
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