The new plant, located near the main entrance of Ronez’s quarry on the island, will reduce turnaround time and improve efficiency for its collection and delivery customers with outputs expected to be up to 80 cubic metres of concrete per hour.
Sigma said the new plant would be opened on February 13 and was expected to result in increased sales as part of its improvement strategy.
The new plant will also ensure the island had enough concrete to serve future infrastructure plans, the company said, adding that there was “an encouraging pipeline” of major construction projects in Jersey including a new school and the re-development of the general hospital and airport.
Max Vermorken, chief executive of the construction materials group, said the previous “inefficiency” in the quarry’s delivery service, which previously required customers to drive to the bottom to pick up concrete, would be resolved by the new plant.
David Barrett, SigmaRoc’s chairman, added that the new plant would offer “greater convenience and service” and support the island’s infrastructure projects.
In mid-morning trading Monday, SigmaRoc shares were up 0.2% at 41.2p.
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