MJ Church, the Wiltshire based civil engineering, waste management, plant and transport company has made some significant investments in heavy plant this year in a response to demand from customers and an increase in heavy earthwork opportunities in the region.
The Chippenham headquartered company has seen significant growth in recent times, particularly in waste management and the contracting business, with turnover at around £50M. With the investment in the new plant the company is now well positioned to grow the heavy earthworks and quarrying side of the business.
Tom Church, recently appointed as managing director for the Plant and Transport Division has driven the new investment. Tom said: “Our earthworks division has been the cornerstone of MJ Church with our current contracting business growing out of this and now with a great team in place and a foothold in new sectors for us such as commercial, industrial and residential we are able to move on again looking at the heavier side of earthworks.
“This £1m investment will enable us to work in larger earthworks and contracting schemes as part of our five-year plan to re-establish M J Church in Bulk Earthworks as well as continuing to drive forward our Civils, Waste and Plant and Transport businesses. We are hugely excited about the new machines arriving with the Kobelco 50ton excavator being the first one to land.”
Following the arrival of the Kobelco, a 35ton Kobelco excavator, a 38ton Volvo excavator, a 48ton Volvo excavator and five 30ton Volvo dump trucks will all be delivered. Four smaller 8ton Kobelco excavators have also been added to the plant fleet.
Pictured above: 50ton Kobelco excavator, one of the new machines delivered as part of the investment programme.