Telford concrete mixer maker to move onto GKN site
A concrete mixer truck manufacturer is set to move its operation in Telford to the home of historic wheel manufacturer GKN.
Hymix is has agreed a long-term supply agreement with GKN which will see it relocate onto the company's site at Hadley Park, boosting the company's component supply chain.
The agreement, and the combination of the GKN's facilities and the new Hymix building, will increase the company's capacity and reduce lead times.
The relocation will also provide a separate workshop for the development of new designs so that investment into innovation can continue for Hymix.
GKN said it had been working with Hymix at Stafford Park for some time, and would now be able to work closer together.
Hymix UK's managing director Nick Humpish said working with GKN will allow the company to continue to grow and to develop new technologies for the heavy building materials sector, with the Hymix Engineering Team having already expanded to take advantage of the new facility.
He added: “The move to GKN will give us the chance to bring forward many of the exciting developments we have underway.
"One of these is the recently launched new P2 model. As well as this mixer weighing less, and therefore able to carry more, it delivers advanced functionality focused on safety and ease of operation. The machine is built with systems chosen for reliability, and is expandable to meet the evolving needs of a demanding industry.
“Expanding production capability and the move to co-locate with GKN at their Hadley Castle site will enable us to continue the focus and lead the field in innovation. The Hymix P2 offers the mix and delivery performance of all Hymix Machines, but uses modern materials, techniques and proven components to offer lighter trucks with more carrying capacity.
“This is a very exciting time for Hymix, and we are very much looking forward to working at the new site, and enjoying the advantage of working with GKN.”
Hymix is a private company which began in 1988. The company employs 60 staff, all of whom will be moving to the new production site and offices.