HYMIX are Moving

We are delighted to announce that due to the increasing demand for our P2 Series Transit Mixer and specialist mortar delivery vehicles we will be moving to our new premises in November 2017.

After launching the P2 model concrete mixer at a successful 2017 Concrete Show we took another step in our long term growth strategy and the development of our innovative product range.

We will be moving to co-locate with GKN at their site in Hadley Castle, Telford. The exciting move will give us greater capacity within the new manufacturing and design facility with the opportunity for further expansion in the future. As part of the agreement, significant investment has been made to improve paint capability meaning our customers will now be provided with an enhanced product that incorporates resilient powder coated drums and E-coating on selected components.

Not only will these changes benefit our customers by providing a more durable product, it will also allow us to deliver more environmentally friendly products as our designs continue to evolve.

Key highlights of the move to our new site
  • First class work environment for employees.

  • Dedicated product research, design and development area.

  • Exhibition and training area for owners, drivers and fleet managers.

The Agreement with GKN will also mean:
  • Increased manufacturing capacity at an enlarged facility.

  • Simplification and streamlining of processes in a controlled production environment.

  • Durable powder coating on all drums with e-coating on selected components.

You can read the full press release on the move below:

New concrete move expands production and increases operational expertise

A market leader in concrete mixers, Telford-based Hymix, has entered a long-term supply agreement with Engineering specialists GKN and is set to relocate to the same site. The agreement will give the company access to improved quality and capacity in component supply and assembly.

The significance of the agreement, and the combination of the GKN facilities and the new Hymix building, will greatly increase the capacity, reducing lead times dramatically, which will bring major benefits to our customers.

Hymix has a reputation for innovation, which has led to the universally acclaimed new P2 model. The relocation will provide a separate workshop for the development of new designs so that investment into innovation can continue. The assembly of specialist machines and temperature controlled stores will also enable the business to better service the aftermarket.

As a supplier to Hymix, GKN will provide a quality driven process consistent with the demands of TS16949 and a level of operational management that will deliver effective production control. With existing on-site E-coat facilities and a new shot blast and powder coating facility specific to the agreement, the result is excellent corrosion resistance with a uniform durable finish coat.

Nick Humpish, Managing Director of Hymix UK, said working with GKN will allow the company to continue to grow and develop new technologies for the heavy building materials sector, with the Hymix Engineering Team having already expanded to take advantage of the new facility.

Mr Humpish said: “We are always looking at ways we can do things better. 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 sixty staff, all of whom will be moving to the new production site and offices.

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