SIGNFICANT investment of £2 million has seen state of the art equipment installed at a Fivemiletown quarry.
Acheson and Glover, manufacturer of concrete building products based on the Creevehill Road has installed a wash plant.
It is anticipated that the investment in new equipment will sustain ongoing employment levels.
The new equipment is part of an environmental strategy.
It is projected that it will create carbon savings of 51 percent in the first year following installation.
It reclaims raw material that previously could not have been used in the manufacturing process, the wash plant increases yield and reduces the quantities of quarried materials needed.
Chief Financial Officer, Keith Scott said the investment is a response to the ‘strategic needs’ and ‘opportunities’ within the business.
“The big aim for us heading towards 2020 is for operations to be more efficient and product manufacturing to be more environmentally responsible; reducing carbon emissions and cutting down on unnecessary production outputs without compromising on the quality of the finished goods.
“The plant will soon be fully powered by renewable energy; through an anaerobic digestor, which should further reduce the carbon content of our products – a big selling point for customers who want to source responsibly and a huge area of opportunity for us as we seek to grow the business.”
Acheson and Glover has previously been reaccredited to ISO 14001 for its environmental management systems, and in 2017 appointed an environmental manager to work across the company’s sites.
Posted: 6:47 pm July 20, 2019