Production starts at Mecalac UK facility
By Lewis Tyler30 June 2023
Production has started at Mecalac’s new manufacturing facility in Coventry, with the first site dumper having rolled off the line earlier this month.
The new facility holds Mecalac’s site dumper and compaction roller operations and demonstrates its commitment to pursuing net-zero, according to the company.
Mecalac says the facility is fitted with the latest production line technologies and is the most environmentally-advanced site in the Mecalac group, featuring air source heat pumps, internal and external LED lighting, a rooftop solar array, rainwater harvesting technology and an increased number of EV chargers installed in the car park.
Heath Davies, general manager at Mecalac Construction Equipment UK, said, “Having relocated our entire national operations in just a few short months, we’re delighted to see production begin. With the move taken into account when planning 2023 volumes, we’re delighted to have achieved such a significant undertaking with hopefully minimal disruption for our customers.
“The facility is modern, sustainable, purposely designed for the change in our product mix and perfectly suited to our future manufacturing operations. We’d been located in Prologis Park for many years, but the site no longer fitted our requirements. Embracing a new chapter in our journey enables us to support the introduction of new model additions, while maintaining Groupe Mecalac’s commitment to UK manufacturing.”