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Anderton Concrete experiences increasing demand for offsite manufacturing

The use of offsite manufacturing is a growing trend in railway infrastructure engineering, as it leads to improved quality and reduced time on site.

As a result, one the UK’s leading manufacturers of precast and bespoke concrete products, Anderton Concrete,  is experiencing a significant increase in demand for custom-made solutions that are manufactured to bespoke specifications, as professionals explore smarter methods for further enhancing on-site productivity, whilst simultaneously improving cost efficiency.

Anderton commercial director Shaun Forrester said: “Engineering, construction and building materials all have a vital role to play in the UK’s economic recovery throughout 2021. Within this challenging time, construction professionals are examining every stage of the supply chain and making bolder moves with regard to procurement, to not only be more productive now, but to also be better prepared for the future.

“This is one area where bespoke concrete solutions really come into their own, as by manufacturing off-site, the high quality products are produced to exact design and project requirements, eliminating the potential resource, cost and risk implications associated with casting concrete on-site.”

Manufacturing concrete solutions for the most demanding commercial projects, including rail, highways, utilities and power generation, for decades, the company has developed an enviable reputation for high quality concrete products, supported with service excellence.

Each bespoke element is precast to individual specifications at one of Anderton Concrete’s impressive facilities in Northwich, Cheshire and Bootle, Merseyside, before being delivered to site in the shortest lead times possible.

Shaun continued: “We work in partnership with our customers from the initial design stages of each project, right through to delivery, to ensure every element is manufactured to the highest standards. Our bespoke manufacturing capabilities enable us to produce large volumes of custom-made concrete solutions, whatever the application.

“This means no matter how simple or complex a project, or whatever shape and size of concrete needed, we can deliver.  Our experienced industry estimators can return quotes within 24 hours and our own on-site moulding facilities ensure timely availability with nationwide delivery.”

Anderton Concrete is part of Ibstock Concrete. Its bespoke concrete solutions have been specified across a number of high-profile infrastructure projects recently, including the Feltham Re-signalling Programme, the Werrington Grade Separation, Durham Coast and Birmingham New Street.

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com
SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST. A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series. Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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