CEMEX's Selby Asphalt Plant and Depot.
Chloe Shakesby

Building materials supplier invests more than £200k in new infrastructure for Yorkshire site

A global building materials solutions supplier has announced that it has invested more than £200k into its Yorkshire site.

CEMEX has made a strategic growth investment into its Selby Asphalt Plant and Depot, which it says will enhance its overall operation efficiency.

The company partnered with Bowker and Potter Space to invest more than £200k into new rail freight infrastructure and facilities.

Following the investment, around 70 per cent of the site’s track has been completely replaced, with other upgrades such as concrete sleepers made to improve the condition of the track further, and the installation of new loading bays.

Dave Hart, CEMEX’s supply chain director for UK and France, commented: “We continue to invest heavily into our rail operations across the country, as this allows us to grow volumes and increase the services we offer.

“The works at Selby were the latest part of our development programme and it was fantastic to partner with Bowker and Potter Space on the many improvements that have been made – improvements that will enable us to support our customers better and more safely.

“Enhancing the sustainability of our business is a key priority and the use of rail forms an important part of this – as every rail freight service removes trucks from the road and achieves additional carbon savings.

“These investments help us to support CEMEX’s climate initiatives and be a more responsible company.”

Neil Bowker, Bowker’s commercial director, said: “The features, including new guards and fencing, are focused on operator safety; and in general, the improvements will deliver reductions in down time during critical discharge periods.

“The significant investment demonstrates the commitment Bowker have made to the CEMEX partnership.”

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