MixIt's new Kaizen Mixer has been turning a few heads as it attempts to disrupt
the on-site ready mix concrete market. To date, it has been volumetric concrete trucks that have been responsible for a lot of
on site mixing, but according to Jim Taylor, these vehicles are heading for extinction.
The quality and range of concrete mix types available from volumetrics is extremely limited, and with more variety required on site and at
domestic projects, the Kaizen mixer is stepping up to fill the gap. Jim explained: "The Kaizen can do high strength, standard and designated
mixes, it can do normal screed, flowable screed, waterproof concrete, coloured, blend cements and plasticised, air entrained, water cement ratios
and with full batch records giving traceability for each load."
These old-style volumetric trucks also exploit loopholes in transport
regulations that allow them to operate as 'engineering plant', despite being able to weigh in at over 12 tonnes more than their legal limit.
This is a major red flag for safety conscious MixIt who will soon operate a fleet
of more than 60 vehicles. As well as being highly focused on safety, MixIt's green initiatives recently saw them
awarded gold by the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme, the industry benchmark for the most environmental fleets.
Along with a brand new £1.2 million development of their new plant in Barking, MixIt is looking to lead the way into the
future of ready mix concrete.