Chepstow Plant International has signed a deal with Volvo Construction Equipment for the supply of 100 machines for its mineral, aggregates and earthmoving fleet. The deal sees Chepstow Plant International continue to grow its fleet as it moves forward with sustainable, practical and safe machinery solutions for its customers throughout the UK.

Equipment joining the fleet includes the very latest in Volvo ADTs from A25G to A40G, wheeled loaders from L45H to L250H and excavators from EC220E up to the new EC750E.

“Premium brand equipment helps us and our customers in many ways,” explains John Corcoran, managing director of Chepstow Plant International. “It rewards with safety, uptime, fuel efficiency, residual value and image, and I’m pleased to say that Volvo equipment now accounts for in excess of 50% of our fleet.”

“It is a false economy to buy low-cost plant and equipment,” he says. “It doesn’t sell the skills and capabilities of our business when it comes to partnering with clients.”

Mr Corcoran says that significant growth and new business opportunities over the last 10 years have resulted in the lion’s share of the Chepstow Plant business now operating in multiple quarry locations throughout the UK. As a result, the firm relies on performance

and service back-up, along with advances in machine telemetry and operating data – the latter are factors that are helping to shape and influence enhanced safety.

“Working closely with our clients, we have seen a gradual shift in our fleet requirement towards the heavier end of the market,” he adds. “We are already running Volvo EC700 excavators and based on their performance, we’re looking forward to getting two new EC750s.”

When it comes to rehandling materials, he reckons Volvo wheeled loaders with OptiShift, are among the leanest in the industry when it comes to fuel efficiency. And for material transport, he believes that Volvo’s articulated haulers are very much the preferred option at the moment. “Volvo ADTs are hard to beat for operator comfort, durability and residual value,” he says. “And the latest G-series has an increasingly important role to play for our mineral and aggregates clients. When it comes to litres/tonne moved, there is little that comes close to the efficiency of a Volvo ADT.”

Chepstow Plant International Ltd. is a privately owned business with over 40 years trading experience within the plant industry, resulting in unprecedented knowledge of both new and used equipment. Chepstow Plant International can offer expertise in both divisions: used plant equipment and plant hire and contracts. Within the Hire and Contracts division, equipment is supplied on a national basis, to provide all sectors of industry, including general earthworks, quarrying, operated and non-operated hire.