Goonvean Aggregates, which has its headquarters in St Austell, Cornwall, has taken delivery of a Terex Finlay J-1175 jaw crusher, a Terex Finlay C-1540 cone crusher and a Terex Finlay 883+ screener.

Specified by Finlay Plant SW – part of the Finlay Group of companies – the site has seen a 40 per cent increase in production since the arrival of the plant.

The machines, which are replacing a 20-year-old static plant, are offering the latest in crushing and screening technology to produce a high-quality end product, while at the same time reducing running costs.

“We’re really impressed with the new plant,” says Kevin Foley, general manager of Goonvean Aggregates. “Technology has moved forward a great deal in the last few years and we’ve seen this with the new machinery we’ve had. They’re proving to be cheaper to run and we’re getting a far higher output as well.”

Working together, the machines are producing approximately 120-140 tonnes an hour at St Stephen, one of Goonvean Aggregates’ four sites in the region.

The Terex Finlay J-1175, a high performance tracked mobile jaw crusher, is fed with blasted rock, which is crushed and then fed in to the Terex Finlay C-1540.

Ideal for medium sized producers and contract crushing operators, the cone crusher is producing 803 for South West road construction, other products include material supplies for ready mix, asphalt as well as an all-in aggregate for block production.

Designed to work after a primary crusher or on its own as a frontline tracked mobile screening machine, the Terex Finlay 883+ has a dual purpose for the company.

Delivered at the start of summer, these are the first machines that the company has purchased from Finlay Plant SW.

“We asked companies who had dealt with the Finlay Group and they said that their service and back-up was exceptionally good,” says Foley. “After a lot of research and visits to various sites we chose the Terex Finlay machines because of the design and build quality.”

Gareth Johnson, managing director of Finlay Plant SW, said:

“These three machines are ideal for quarrying, mining, demolition and recycling applications,” says Gareth Johnson, managing director of Finlay Plant SW. “The Terex Finlay 883+ has the capacity to process up to 500 tonnes an hour, so it’s no wonder Goonvean Aggregates has seen such an increase in productivity.”