Lafarge’s contracting division invests in six new fuel-efficient pavers

From: Lafarge A & C UK
Published: Wed Feb 17 2010


Lafarge, the world-leader in innovative building materials, has taken delivery of six new high-tech pavers. The £1.25 million investment for Lafarge’s UK Asphalt and Contracting division is a further sign of its commitment to winning, and delivering on existing major UK road expansion and re-surfacing projects.

The new high-compaction pavers, purchased from leading manufacturers Volvo and Voegle, will be used on Lafarge’s existing road surfacing contracts on the M25, M4 and M1. (Chris/Andy – is this correct?) The new paving machines have the capability of laying up to 900 tonnes an hour up at widths up to 11metres wide.

Commenting on the investment, Managing Director of Lafarge’s Asphalt and Pave division, which includes its Contracting arm, Chris Plant said:

"The investment of these six new paving machines, which are up to 20% more fuel efficient than previous models, will enable us to continue to delivery the high-quality finish and service on our existing contracting projects such as those involving the widening and re-surfacing of the M25, M4 and M1 motorways. Although the industry, on the back of the economic crisis, has suffered considerably in the past 18 months we believe 2010 is going to be a strong year for our business. Our investments in the latest technology and plant machinery, together with our ability to delivery the highest quality service on some of the UK’s most demanding re-surfacing projects will enable us to, not only, deliver on existing projects, alongside our partners, but win further contracts across a range of sectors."

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NOTES TO EDITORS

• The Lafarge Group is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum.

• Lafarge is the only company in the construction materials sector to be listed, since 2005, in the '100 Global Most Sustainable Corporations in the World'. Lafarge has been committed to sustainable development for many years, pursuing a strategy that combines industrial know-how with performance, value creation, respect for employees and local cultures, environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources and energy. It offers the construction industry and the public innovative solutions bringing greater safety, comfort and quality to their everyday surroundings.

• Lafarge’s contracting division are currently delivering major road improvement and re-surfacing programmes including: M25, A46, A14, M4, M6 alongside partners Balfour Beatty Skanska, Amey and ?? (Chris/Andy – is this correct?).

For further media information, comment or interview please contact Richard Halderthay on 0116 264 8250 / 07972 533728 or by email at richard.halderthay@lafarge.com.
Company: Lafarge A & C UK
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