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Olympic boost aids precast firm’s expansion

21 Dec 12 Telford-based Elite Precast Concrete is expanding its facilities after seeing its sales double in 2012.

Elite blocks going in at the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth
Elite blocks going in at the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth

The company, established just five years ago, has taken on a second unit at Kingsland Industrial Estate in Halesfield to provide an extra 23,000 square feet of manufacturing, workshop, and office space, doubling its work space. It has also added al 1.5 acre yard to support future growth plans.

Elite Precast Concrete supplies interlocking ‘V’ and ‘Lego’ precast blocks, used by local authorities and recycling businesses to create waste storage bays. The blocks are also used in embankment retention and as kentledge to hold temporary fencing or scaffold.

It provided 20,000 blocks to hold almost 30km of perimeter fencing in place across 60 of the venues used in the 2012 Olympics.

Sales and marketing director Owen Batham, pictured below, said: “One of the more remarkable aspects of our growth over the last year is that turnover has significantly increased despite many of our customers coming from the construction industry, which of course, has been one of the hardest hit by the economic downturn.”

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