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Excellence in Ready Mixed Concrete Production Celebrated with Inaugural Gold Status

Monday, 14 October 2019  
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Allied Concrete’s Penrose and Nelson plants secured the inaugural Gold status at the 2019 Concrete New Zealand (NZ) Plant Audit Scheme awards presented at the Concrete NZ Conference in Dunedin 10-12 October.

Grant Driver, Allied Concrete's General Manager

With the 2019 dissolution of the New Zealand Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NZRMCA) as part of the Concrete NZ launch, the Plant Audit Scheme moved under the new association's banner.

In doing so, the Scheme, which provides an independent audit of 188 ready mixed concrete plant’s quality systems in line with NZS 3104 Specification for concrete production, assured its future as part of the wider construction sector.

Previously, the Plant Audit Scheme Committee had awarded an annual Supreme Plant Award. However, under the Concrete NZ branded Scheme a new Gold, Silver and Bronze acknowledgement system has been introduced as a simpler, more transparent way of rewarding continued excellence.

To receive an annual ‘Excellence’ certificate a plant must not have received any ‘determinations’ (i.e. corrective actions) or have its Test Frequency Requirements questioned under the Scheme.

In short, this means that plants that have demonstrated three years of continuous ‘Excellence’ are now recognised as Bronze, those with five years of continuous ‘Excellence’ as Silver and those with 10 years of continuous ‘Excellence’ as Gold.

GOLD STATUS

  • Allied Concrete Limited's Nelson Plant (Zone 1)
  • Allied Concrete's Penrose Plant (Zone 3)

SILVER STATUS

  • Allied Concrete's Horotiu Plant (Zone 4)
  • Allied Concrete's Tauranga Plant (Zone 4)
  • Allied Concrete's Whakatane Plant (Zone 4)
  • Allied Concrete Limited's Alexandra Plant (Zone 1)
  • Allied Concrete Limited's Wanaka Plant (Zone 1)
  • Allied Concrete Limited's Washdyke (Timaru) Plant (Zone 1)
  • AML Limited's Christchurch North Plant (Zone 1)
  • Allied Concrete's Setters Line, Palmerston North Plant (Zone 2)
  • Firth Industries' Aotea Quay Plant (Zone 2)
  • Terry’s Concrete Limited's Te Horo Plant (Zone 2)
  • Allied Concrete's Bombay Plant (Zone 3)
  • Allied Concrete's Silverdale (Furnace Road) Plant (Zone 3)
  • Allied Concrete's Whangarei Plant (Zone 3)
  • Atlas Concrete Limited's Takapuna Plant (Zone 3)
  • Atlas Concrete’s Wiri Plant (Zone 3)

BRONZE STATUS

  • Allied Concrete Limited's Rangiora Plant (Zone 1)
  • Cromwell Certified Concrete Limited's Cromwell Plant (Zone 1)
  • Firth Industries' Invercargill Plant (Zone 1)
  • Higgins Concrete’s Richmond Plant (Zone 1)
  • Allied Concrete's New Plymouth Plant (Zone 2)
  • Firth Industries' New Plymouth Plant (Zone 2)
  • Allied Concrete's East Tamaki Plant (Zone 3)

Allied Concrete's Technical Team

Concrete NZ Chief Executive, Rob Gaimster, believes that these plants epitomize a commitment to quality across all aspects of production.

“As identified by the Concrete NZ Plant Audit Scheme, Allied Concrete’s Penrose and Allied Concrete Limited's Nelson plants absolutely deserve applause, and are an example to other ready mixed concrete plants across New Zealand,” says Rob.