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Enhancing Efficiency: Envirocon's Penrose Factory Upgrade

We've got some exciting updates to share from the Envirocon team. This summer, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work on a major overhaul of our Penrose factory. The result? A revamped layout that's all about boosting efficiency, safety, and sustainability in the world of ready mix concrete.

Here's the lowdown: we've implemented a slick one-way traffic flow system within our factory grounds. This simple change might not sound like much, but it's making a world of difference. By minimising truck reversing and simplifying traffic flow, we're slashing turnaround times and keeping operations running smoothly. This has a big impact on our members who rely on fast efficient truck turn around times.

But that's not the only improvement we've made. We've also ramped up our factory's capacity, going from handling just two trucks at a time to up to five at a time! That means we can process more concrete, faster, and with fewer bottlenecks along the way.

Of course, safety is always top of mind for us. By eliminating truck reversing and improving visibility, we're reducing risks and creating a safer work environment for everyone involved. And by separating traffic within the factory, we're adding an extra layer of protection to ensure smooth operations.

But wait, there's more! We've got some other exciting projects in the pipeline too. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on two new locations opening soon, as well as some handy tools to help track zero waste in the construction industry.


About Envirocon:

Envirocon is a leader in sustainability, zero waste, and circular economy solutions. Envirocon is a Product Stewardship Scheme Accredited by the Minister for the Environment under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, we're leading the charge in sustainable solutions for excess ready mix concrete.

From transforming excess concrete into reusable precast elements to diverting thousands of tons of waste from landfills, we're committed to making a positive impact on the environment - including reducing carbon emissions by an estimated 2.8mill kgCO2e over the next twelve months. With a dedicated team spread across the country, we're working tirelessly to build a greener, more sustainable future for the construction industry.

Join us on our journey towards a zero-waste tomorrow.

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