BLUE Machinery (Scotland) Ltd has been confirmed as authorised distributors for the full range of SEMIX concrete batching solutions across Scotland and the north east of England – with a 60m³ plant set to take centre stage on Blue’s stand at ScotPlant 2024 this weekend!

On the back of 25 successful years in the aggregates business, Blue described the move as a ‘natural progression’ to provide customers with concrete batching plants from a ‘world class’ manufacturer. Founded in 1987, SEMIX produces concrete plants and mixers, having exported more than 800 concrete batching plants to over 50 countries worldwide.

Following the new partnership, Blue Scotland will be able to supply the full range which includes mobile, modular, compact, and static solutions ranging from 30-250m³ per hour.

Austin Carey, MD at Blue Scotland, said, “After careful due diligence and consideration, we are delighted to announce that we have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with SEMIX, a market-leading manufacturer of concrete batching plants. Our sales director, Dermot Donaghy and I have dedicated significant time to thoroughly assessing the market in search of the best OEM partner to serve our customers in Scotland and north east England. SEMIX, a family business based in Ankara, Turkey, emerged as the ideal choice. They specialise in manufacturing a comprehensive range of mobile and bespoke stationary small to large plants.

“Dermot will be leading the sales efforts directly to our customers, with support from our engineering and service department based in Stirling. We would like to extend our gratitude to SEMIX for selecting Blue Machinery (Scotland) Ltd as their partner and look forward to receiving feedback from our customers at ScotPlant, where we will be exhibiting the 60m³ plant on the stand.”

Blue Scotland hit the ground running with the first batching plant recently being installed at A&L McCrae’s site at Clachan Quarry, with another five plants on order throughout their territory.

Calum McCrae, director at A&L McCrae, added, “SEMIX provide the right blend of quality and value. We have a very strong working relationship with Blue Scotland from the crushing and screening side of the business, so we were keen to look at the SEMIX concrete batching plants once we heard that they would be taking on the dealership.

“Our SEMIX plant has been up and running for some time now and we are really impressed with how user friendly it is. It’s very easy to service, with an easy-to-use operating system and control panel. If we ever have any issues with the plant the team from SEMIX in Turkey can dial into the plant within 60 seconds and so far, the only issues that we’ve had is operator error on our side. The plant itself has never let us down since the moment it arrived.”

Blue Scotland will be showcasing the SEMIX 60 S4 mobile batching plant on at ScotPlant 2024.