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Worsley Plant was established in 1996 as a contract crushing company, processing stone at rock face or demolition sites on a pay per tonne basis. Their job was to crush stone and remove it, and the very nature of the work requires a heavy capital investment for very tight margin returns. Hence, any breakdowns and consequent downtime can be very expensive in terms of losses, and equipment costs and size meant that only jobs of over 3000 tonnes were economically viable with such large machinery.
In 2003 the company identified a gap in the market for smaller jobs, involving crushing buckets attached to excavators. They employed these successfully, and later then went on to sell these crushing buckets to end users following demonstration. By 2006, equipment had become more advanced and so the relationship with Webtec began with the purchase of portable hydraulic testers. By 2007, the traditional large scale crushing business was sold, and the company’s sole focus became selling and hiring crushing buckets via a dealer network. They are now the sole UK dealer for MB and REMU Crushing and Screening buckets as well as agents for Lehnhoff quickcouplers and Rotar attachments.