The Batched on Site Association
The BSA was launched in 2007 to represent the interests of companies operating Mobile Batching Plants (MBPs). MBP machines come in a variety of specifications but their fundamental distinguishing characteristic is their ability to batch produce products such as concrete, screed, foam, ‘trench fill’, ‘cold tarmac’ and mortar on demand at the point of delivery. The UK batched on site sector is now estimated to be worth £150 million per annum (10% of the total UK Ready Mix market) according to BDS Marketing, with an estimated 500+ vehicles in operation. Since its creation in 2007 the Batched on Site Association has grown to represent 40+ operators.
Chris Smith brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the Batched on Site sector and a history of technical innovation with Mixmate. The company’s Conqueror Vehicle is one of the most sophisticated machines in the marketplace, delivering weighed materials on site courtesy of the machine’s on-board computer system. The company earlier this year also launched a pioneering new Screed Pumping Truck – a machine which allows for the delivery, mixing, and pumping of screed from a single vehicle. With his experience and technical insight, the Mixamate MD provides a leading industry figure to spearhead the future growth of the organisation and the sector:
“I am extremely proud to have been chosen as the new Batched on Site Association Chairman,” said Smith. “This is a challenging time not only for Mobile Batching Plant Operators but also for the industry as a whole, and as niche operators we face particular regulatory challenges that need to be addressed. I hope over the next year to bottom this out, make a drive to increase membership, and broaden the Organisation’
The new Chairman also brings with him good relations with the Construction Plant Hire Association (CPA) and the British Aggregates Association (BAA), which he hopes to strengthen even further on behalf of the BSA:
“The industry is stronger united, and in working together we are able to ensure greater standards for our members and their customers. The Batched on Site sector is the fastest growing sector in the Concrete Industry, and I am delighted to take the helm of the Association in such exciting times.”
About the Batched on Site Association
The BSA was launched in 2007 to represent the interests of companies operating Mobile Batching Plants (MBPs). With a National membership of 40+ operators including companies such as Mixamate, Eastern Concrete, Master Concrete, Armcon Ltd., Easy Mix Ltd, and Green Circle Concrete Ltd. (Scotland) the Association is committed to promoting high industry standards, legislative and legal member support, and providing the latest information within the UK Mobile Batching Plant sector. For more information please visit www.batchedonsite.org.
Jamie Gavin, inPress Online
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