Increased productivity requires a larger excavator and an additional wheel loader
Once the decision to invest in KLEEMANN equipment had been made, Simcox wanted the plants to be commissioned as soon as possible. "Gary Payne from WIRTGEN New Zealand put the wheels in motion," says Clark, with the result that the crushing and screening plants were delivered within a few weeks". The general manager was also highly satisfied with commissioning: "Having the first machine on site right on time without disruptions to our schedules was crucial for us – and confirmed we had opted for the right partner." The plants’ performance was also impressive: "Our biggest benefits are greater efficiency and increased production." Plant operator Richard Price agrees: "I've been involved in the processing of rock and stone for over 30 years and I'd never actually seen a KLEEMANN before our machines arrived, but now I am absolutely amazed. In the event of a material accumulation, the plants are all self-regulating. This kind of smart technology is great because it safeguards the plants’ operational availability and prolongs service life." Simcox now manage to process such large quantities that, for material feed, they had to change from a 12t to a 23t excavator in order to fully exploit the plants’ capacity. Furthermore, an additional wheel loader was needed to haul away the aggregates. Based on this experience it soon became clear that the investment in KLEEMANN equipment pays off. Antony Clark says: "The implementation of these technologies is a big step forward for us."