Inmalo Ltd have delivered their twelfth hydraulic attachment to W&S Recycling’s Aylesford Paper Mill demolition site in Kent following competitor trials across a range of hydraulic attachments. The demolition contract awarded to W&S Recycling is a challenging project to demolish to ground level one of Britain’s largest paper mills. The 110-acre site, once the main supplier of newspaper substrate to fleet street and beyond contains a mix of heavy concrete structures, steel framed buildings, chemical processing plant and the paper mill itself. It’s only from the air that you see the vast scale of the demolition project.
W&S are traditionally a Waste Recycling company based in Poole but have invested heavily in new demolition equipment to maximize the project value, by using their expertise to quickly recycle and turn-around the vast quantities of materials on site.
Confirming their move in to the demolition market, Tony Knowles from W&S said “We’ve invested £5 million on demolition equipment for this and future projects. All ferrous and non-ferrous metals are sold to UK merchants and concrete is graded on site to type 1 and sold for road and allied construction use. From Hydraulic attachments to excavators, bull dozers, and concrete crushers, the site is alive with the sound of demolition.” With the site due to be at ground level by September 2018 the 25 employees and contractors are going to be kept busy.
However, the starting point is breaking up and bringing to ground the vast number of structures and materials on site. “Inmalo represent some of the top manufacturers in the industry when it comes to power, performance and reliability, and this is the perfect project to demonstrate and unleash the range of attachments we have for demolishing the range of steel and concrete structures here at Aylesford” Said Charles Polak from Inmalo.
With such an extensive site as well as the mix of structural materials, W&S Recycling required a comprehensive range of new hydraulic demolition tools to meet the demands of the project.
“We’ve recently been testing equipment such as concrete crackers, grabs and scrap shears which were supplied for testing by different manufacturers and the Managing Director, Mr. Geoff Thompson decided based on performance and power; to award the contract to Inmalo.
A project of this size requires confidence in the equipment on site. We decided to invest in new excavators and hydraulic tools to reduce the risk of break downs and maximize working-time. Central to this was the need for high quality attachments with the power to cope across all material challenges on site. We chose a few hydraulic tool manufacturers for comparison testing, and Inmalo’s Mantovanibenne (MBI) product range was the most impressive in competitor tests, providing the power and reliability we required.
Along with a reliable back-up service and on-site engineering capabilities we awarded Inmalo the contract and have been very impressed with the equipment delivered and performance to date.” Said Malcolm, W&S Machine Operator.
Currently on site we have:
1 x MBI SH410R Shear (4,900kg) on a Komatsu PC490
2 x MBI SH310R Shears (3,300kg) on Hyundai 380LC
1 x MBI SH180R Shear (2,100kg) on Komatsu PC490 28m high-reach arm
2 x MBI CR26R Crackers (2,900kg) on Hyundai 380LC
1 x MBI CR20R Cracker (2,100kg) on Hyundai 380LC 21m high-reach arm
1 x MBI RP40IT Rotating Pulveriser (4,200kg) on Hyundai 380LC
1 x MBI SGR1900 Selector Grab (2,300kg) on Hyundai 380LC
1 x SGR450 Selector Grab (620kg) on Kobelco SK75R
2 x Montabert SC36 breaker (360kg) on Kobelco SK75R
Inmalo won the contract to supply a comprehensive range of demolition tools following trials with competitor products.
“We’re delighted to be working with W&S Recycling and to win this business based on the power and reliability of our product range, and our family business ethics of customer support” said Charles Polak.