DUO achieve a triple mile STONE...
- 19 April 2017
- Company & Industry News
DUO (Europe) Plc has a history that dates to 1981 when Powerscreen® Washing Systems, an independent dealer in England and Wales for Powerscreen® aggregate washing equipment, was founded.
After establishing itself as a successful Powerscreen® dealer, Powerscreen Washing Systems rebranded in 2005 as DUO (Europe) Plc and today comprises of three main business areas; equipment sales, contract processing, and manufacturing. Supporting their equipment sales, DUO also offer pre-used equipment and a comprehensive parts & service package.
DUO have within this time acquired an enviable reputation by constantly delivering to their portfolio of clients, many of which are blue-chip companies in the industry
Major involvement in high profile Rail, Air, Sea and Road Projects:
Within the last 35 years DUO have had major involvement in many high-profile infrastructure projects, including the Channel Tunnel, M25 at Radlett, Heathrow T5 and Southampton Berth 109 and including a 19 -year project to prove the viability of scalping washing; subsequently
processing 10 million tonnes for Foster Yeoman at Torr Works.
- A1/M1 Wetherby/Peterborough upgrade
- M40 Banbury
- M6 Toll road CAMBA
- Amec Norway oil pipe line
- Rail ballast – Shap/Southampton/Isle of Grain
- Dublin Tunnel
- RMC Marine – Hull sand and gravel
- RMC Colchester Borrow Pits
- CEMEX Marine sand and gravel - Thames
- Tarmac Marine - Thames
- CEMEX crushed limestone rock fines
- CEMEX gritstone – Wales
- CEMEX granite – Cumbria
- Tarmac CRH - sand and gravel
- Aggregate Industries - sand and gravel
- Dublin Tunnel arisings to type 1
- Aberdeen By-Pass
A Triple Mile Stone:
In this period the company has achieved a triple mile stone with DUO Equipment selling 700 Wash Plants; with the 700th machine being installed for Tarmac CRH at Kingsnorth in February 2017.
DUO Equipment also achieved a further milestone, selling more than 4,100 Powerscreen® machines. DUO Mineral Processing meanwhile also achieved a third milestone by processing 100 million tonnes of contracted material.
Alex Moss, commented, “I’m very proud of the team and what we have achieved since the inception of DUO in 2005. We market all our brands and services in a very competitive market. Time and time again we have proved the integrity, efficiency and quality of the DUO brand, these are huge milestones for us and the industry.”
Materials Processing - Knowledge, Ability, Flexibility andBMarket Reputation:
DUO Mineral Processing are market leaders in unit-cost material processing providers for full aggregate production and offer a comprehensive and tailored unit cost processing operation.
Since inception the ethos of the DUO Group has been ‘Two Working as One’ and firmly believe a team partnership with their customers is vital to ensure they meet their needs.
With over 25 years-experience in aggregate production DUO Mineral Processing are well versed in the challenges that arise and with their extensive experience, they have developed their own ‘best practice’ to minimise risk and overcome any issues.
Aberdeen by-pass project:
Of considerable note the Minerals Processing Division have recently achieved a landmark in processing on the Aberdeen by-pass. Operating in six locations along the 58 kilometres of the by-pass, a fleet of TEREX® Powerscreen Crushing & Screening equipment has processed 4 million tonnes of granite since the operation commenced in June 2015.
Luke Talbot – MD of DUO (Europe) plc, commented, “Working as one with our client AWPR we specifically built in flexibility within the extensive programme which has allowed us to successfully manage any production changes that have occurred. We are very pleased to have achieved this landmark of processing with TEREX® Powerscreen equipment.”
The Balmedie to Tipperty section is scheduled to open by Spring 2017 with the remainder for completion at the end of 2017. The new by-pass will link the A90 at Stonehaven and Charleston, south of Aberdeen and Blackdog to the north. When complete, the new road is expected to carry more than 43,000 vehicles each day through its busiest sections.
Why DUO Materials Processing?
Duo are material processing technicians who supply solutions. With no capital investment in equipment required, unit cost processing provides a more economic option for short-term
There are various options that DUO can offer which include either the supply of processing plant only, or full project management, including an operating team. Unit cost processing is calculated on a fixed price-per-ton basis for finished material – meaning no surprise costs and ensures
accurate financial planning.
DUO take responsibility for the supply of ‘in specification’ material and provide full flexibility; should requirements change, the equipment specification can be amended with the
price adjusted accordingly.
Knowledge, ability and equipment:
The whole team at DUO, including office and site-based professional engineers are familiar with the range of plant required and all the relevant processes enabling them to fulfil the expectations of the project.
As UK dealers DUO only utilise high-specification equipment supplied by industry leading manufacturers such as TEREX® and Powerscreen®, ensuring a high-quality product is
produced. Additionally, as UK dealers for two world-leading brands we are fully supported by our own Spares and Service Division who are dedicated to minimising your downtime and
maximising your turnover.
The division has been involved in many projects, including:
- Hanson – Sand & Gravel Washing - Coln Quarry
- Aggregate Industries - Sand & Gravel Washing –
- Tarmac CRH - Sand & Gravel Washing – Stanninghall and
- Frimstone - Sand & Gravel Washing – Waterbeach
- CEMEX – Crushing & Screening – Shap and Roan Edge
- Bulk Materials Handling:
With over 40 years of experience in designing and manufacturing products for the materials handling and waste recycling industries DUO Manufacturing is situated on the rolling Mendip hills, between Shepton Mallet & Frome, Somerset.
The manufacturing division offer customised design solutions, which although unique to your needs, provide a high-quality build, incorporating the maximum amount of operating efficiency combined with low-level maintenance requirements.
DUO Manufacturing provide a complete package from initial design to manufacture, installation and full project support all of which is delivered by working to the highest levels of
The division has been involved in many high-profile projects, including:
- Day Aggregates - BDU Material Handling – Tolworth
- Day Aggregates - BDU Material Handling – Purley
- London Concrete - BDU Material Handling – Hornsey
- Raymond Brown - IBA Processing Plant – Ardley
- Raymond Brown - IBA Processing Plant – Barton Stacey
- CEMEX - Ship to Shore discharging system – Dagenham
- Tarmac CRH - BDU Material Handling – Paddington
- Aggregate Industries - BDU Material Handling – Sheffield
Dudley Lloyd – Director - Duo Manufacturing, commented, “For example, installation of the ship to shore and the barge loading conveyors at Dagenham was not a straight forward job for us as we were required to design and manufacture the conveyor gantry sections so that they landed exactly on the existing concrete pontoons, all of which was completed satisfactorily.”
DUO Africa is the official Powerscreen® and Terex representative selling equipment and support across the African region providing a comprehensive package, offering individual plant options to bespoke design and turnkey operations.
A Ghanaian based company with extensive experience in the industry DUO Africa provide equipment from their stock of Powerscreen® and Terex spares and have a team of highly
experienced service engineers who can provide a full maintenance and after sales package which includes on-site support.
Since inception DUO Africa has an impressive portfolio of multiple washing, crushing and screening projects; offering a ‘one destination shop’ for the quarrying, recycling and mining sector.
Time stands still for no man and with Pathway 18 in full swing, DUO (Europe) plc look forward to more challenges in the next 18 months: processing, washing, crushing and designing and building high-quality bulk handling plants of epic proportions, all designed for efficiency and the ability to produce a first -class end product.