Quinn’s Investment Continues with Quarry Acquisition and Infrastructure
Quinn Industrial Holdings recently completed the acquisition of a substantial limestone deposit at Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone from Acheson and Glover and have now also completed a number of improvements to the infrastructure at the site.
The purchase of the quarry was completed in late 2018 following a year when Quinn had been successfully using limestone from the deposit in the production of Quinn Cement. The chemical composition of the limestone extracted from the site at Crievehill proved to be very suitable for Quinn Cement production when blended with materials extracted from Quinn’s existing quarries.
In the months since the acquisition was completed, Quinn have begun investment in the site’s infrastructure, which includes the addition of a new automated weighbridge and lorry wheel wash. This new weighbridge management system will enable accurate weight data collection and processing and will act as an additional control mechanism for managing the safe movement of vehicles and materials at the quarry site. A new access route has been opened also along with improved security and Health and Safety measures.
Speaking of the company’s recent investment, Quinn’s CEO, Liam McCaffrey, said,
“This is a very positive development for the business and it builds on the investment undertaken over the past number of years to support ongoing growth while further enhancing the company’s raw material reserves for more than a generation.”
The installation of the new weighbridge system at the Crievehill site was completed by Precia Molen in June and consists of the company’s VS310CS pour on site surface weighbridge complete with driver operated control systems. The system has been engineered to operate in harsh environments and boasts a robust surface mounted design. The weighbridge has been fully integrated with Quinn’s existing systems across multiple sites to ensure efficient management and reporting using sophisticated software with seamless interfaces.