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McCloskey hosts first Open Day in U.K.

November 7, 2017  By McCloskey International

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November 7, 2017 – Washing equipment specialists, McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS), held their first U.K. Open Day at Crown Aggregates Ltd, Birmingham on October 25 and 26, 2017. The event highlighted new washing and classifying equipment for both quarrying and recycling applications.

Crown Aggregates Ltd, West Midlands’ leading recycling company, based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, has taken delivery of the first new McCloskey wash plant in the U.K. supplied by Max Innovate, MWS dealer for the U.K.

McCloskey Washing Systems hosted a live working demonstration of their ground-breaking products; SandStorm 516 and AggStorm 150, working in tandem as a shared solution. Together, they process quarry scalpings with a high clay content to produce three aggregates and two sand products.

The open day marked the launch of the new modular AggStorm 80 and 150 range. The AggStorm Modular Log washer range designed to operate as stand-alone units or to integrate with the SandStorm range of wash plants.


The unique and innovative AggStorm modular wash plant brings together rinsing, screening, scrubbing and sand washing capabilities on a single transportable chassis. Primarily designed for the processing of construction & demolition waste, the AggStorm can produce up to three grades of aggregate. In this application, the customer is making 10mm, 20mm and 40mm aggregate.

The modular wash plant SandStorm 516’s unique features deliver exceptional results, producing 0-2 and 0-5mm grades of sand while producing plus 40mm rinsed stone. The sand plant also has the capability to blend all or some of the fine sand into the coarse sand to maximize the required grading.

MWS U.K. dealer, Max Innovate is a leading provider of material processing and handling equipment, specializing in the waste and aggregates industries. They have proven expertise in delivering best-in-class products and solutions for these industries.

Fintan McKeever, managing director at Max Innovate, said, “The initial interest in the open day was phenomenal, and we quickly realized that we were going to have to spread the event over two days to accommodate all those who wanted to attend.

“The wash plants provide Crown Aggregates with clean in-specification material that they could not achieve by dry screening; this will increase their sales and grow their customer base. The SandStorm and AggStorm received lots of positive feedback with many visitors impressed with their innovative compact size, with maximum access to serviceable areas and the quality of the product produced.”

Fintan added, “The tours impressed upon the visitors the attention to detail and pride that everyone at McCloskey takes in what they do, and it made me proud to be part of the same group of such a market-leading company. As I have come to expect from the team at MWS, the open day spoke volumes for the company’s ethos, as well as to serve as an indicator for future growth plans.

“The SandStorm and AggStorm modular range is revolutionizing the wash plant market by introducing innovative solutions and continuing to serve our customers’ needs and demands around the world. The team at MWS invest a significant amount of time on product development and have teamed up with key suppliers to bring new technologies to the washing industry. The decision to hold the open day was simple – to show customers, new and exciting products in the industry and how they could use them to grow their businesses.”

The two-day event was a huge success, with a strong turnout of 150-plus end user customers attending from across the U.K. Throughout the open day, a highly knowledgeable team of McCloskey Engineers, Sales and Applications Managers were on hand to give informative guided machine tours and application discussions.

Attendees had the opportunity to inspect the machines after the demonstrations and learn more about the features and benefits.

Commenting on the success of the open day, Ben Frettsome, MWS sales and applications manager said, “We are delighted with the turnout and to have the chance to showcase our impressive product range in the U.K. The Open Day proved to be another successful breakthrough for MWS. Reaction to the plant was exceptional and we received immediate orders as a result. Customers walked around the machines, watched them in action in a demonstration show and discussed the features and benefits.”

The participants travelled from all parts of the UK and from overseas for the event.

Sean Loughran, McCloskey Washing Systems director expressed his delight for the numbers that attended.

“It is great to see so many people taking time out of their busy schedules to see what MWS can offer,” Loughran said. “We have invested heavily in our new washing equipment over the past year and it is exciting to show this equipment working efficiently in it’s true working environment.

“We are thrilled that the open day was such a success and we extend our sincere thanks to all at Crown Aggregates and to everyone who joined us. Open days give customers real insight into the McCloskey brand, its heritage and the expertise behind our machines. We will continue to develop our products and capabilities as well as our industry leadership.”

McCloskey dealer for Northern Germany, Christian Schlicht, of Teufelsmoor Baumaschinen, commented, “McCloskey continue to be innovative and responsive to the growing demand for high-spec products. We are excited by the innovative designs they are bringing to the market and their can-do attitude.

“Seeing the machines in action has given us confidence in the level of quality and attention to detail McCloskey provides. They have demonstrated that it is easy to install, maintain and operate. I am optimistic that the equipment will drive lower cost of production, lower cost of ownership and a solid return on investment.”

Following the huge success of this event, McCloskey Washing Systems will be hosting another U.K. exclusive Open Day event in London at the beginning of 2018. Further details about the event will be revealed soon.

For more information and for a full range of washing equipment offered by McCloskey Washing Systems, visit or you can follow MWS on LinkedIn.

McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS) designs and manufactures a full range of modular, mobile and static washing equipment for the Aggregates, Waste & Recycling, Mining and Construction & Demolition sectors. A division of McCloskey International, McCloskey Washing Systems shares a customer driven approach to product development that has led to the investment in a new centre of excellence, which will complement the existing facilities in the UK, Canada and the USA.

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