FORS Gold Award

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme - FORS Gold Award

FORS Gold Award

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold membership.

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators. FORS encompasses all aspects of safety, efficiency, and environmental protection by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve performance.

Congratulations are due to Richard Clark, our Plant & Transport manager, who manages the scheme for Camfaud, and to all of our pump operators, truck drivers and the drivers of our company vans and cars for their commitment to maintaining the highest driving standards.

For more information about this award, please visit the case study on the FORS website.

2016 – It Was A Very Good Year

Long distance concrete pumping - up to 1,100m

Long distance concrete pumping – up to 1,100m

In 1965, Frank Sinatra recorded his classic hit “It Was A Very Good Year”. As we look back over 2016, we can certainly echo the sentiments expressed in the song title.

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping

The year started with us moving into our new purpose built offices in our yard at Epping and ended with the announcement that Camfaud Concrete Pumps, South Coast Concrete Pumping and Premier Concrete Pumping had joined together with Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping to create the world’s leading concrete pump hire group.

Our mobile boom pump fleet had a very busy year in 2016. We record the throughput of each of our mobile pumps so we can monitor the wear on the boom pipes and concrete pump wear parts. Last year our boom pumps pumped approximately 1,075,000 cubic metres of concrete. This is the first time that we had exceeded 1 million cubic metres of concrete pumped.

The highlight of the year, in terms of technical difficulty, has to have been the long distance pumping we have done using our static pumps. In 2016, we completed 43 pours that involve pumping though 500m or longer pipelines. The longest of these was in excess of 1,100m and several were around the 1,000m mark. If pumping that distance wasn’t difficult enough, 32 of the pours involved pumping heavy weight concrete. On the heavy weight concrete pours, at 1,000m, the pumps had to push around 44 tonnes of material on every stroke!

1000 Companies to Inspire BritainWe were gratified, in 2016, to receive recognition for our work from several diverse, external sources. Last year Camfaud was identified by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain”. We were also named as one of the “50 brightest and most innovative companies in Essex” by the Essex Innovation Programme. And Putzmeister, one of our two pump suppliers, featured our work pumping the concrete base for the British Airways i360, Brighton in a long article in the BAUMA edition of their Putzmeister Post and also in their 2016 Putzmeister Calendar.

And finally, 77,165 people visited our website in 2016 – including 102 on Christmas day, 5 of whom were considering applying for work at Camfauds!

Peel Ports Great Yarmouth – Outer Harbour Works

Breheny Civil Engineering - Peel Ports, Great Yarmouth

Breheny Civil Engineering – Peel Ports, Great Yarmouth

We have recently been working for Breheny Civil Engineering on their Outer Harbour works for Peel Ports Great Yarmouth. Breheny’s contract is for the construction of primary infrastructure and ground works for the offshore Galloper Wind Farm and East Anglia ONE Wind Farm projects. The contract includes the delivery of a yard storage and marshalling area, as well as the installation of heavy-lift quay facilities.

Breheny Civil Engineering

Breheny Civil Engineering

Last year, ScottishPower Renewables selected Peel Ports Great Yarmouth as its port of choice for the construction and installation activities for its £2.5 billion East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.

The turbines for the project will be supplied and installed by Siemens, which also announced Great Yarmouth as the assembly and installation base for Galloper Wind Farm which is currently being constructed by innogy SE on behalf of the project partners.

(Camfaud have had another involvement with the Galloper Wind Farm project – pumping concrete for North Midland Construction on their contract to construct a new onshore substation to link the export cables from the wind farm to the National Grid.)

Peel Ports Great Yarmouth

Peel Ports Great Yarmouth

Siemens will supply 56 six-megawatt turbines for Galloper Wind Farm and 102 seven-megawatt turbines for the East Anglia ONE Wind Farm, which will have the combined capacity to generate enough energy for up to 836,000 homes a year.

To showcase the work that they have been carrying out for Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, Breheny commissioned a video which, shows a Camfaud boom pump working to construct an external slab for the yard storage and marshalling area. And, by happy coincidence, the video also shows our sister company Premier Concrete Pumping feeding a CFA piling rig of their customer Bachy Soletanche.

The Breheny video is embedded below:

Season’s greetings

Merry Christmas!

2016 Merry Christmas!

We would like to thank all of our customers for their business in 2016.

We wish all of our customers, suppliers and newly acquired colleagues a very Merry Christmas and look forward to working with you again in 2017.

Enjoy your holiday break!

Creating the world’s leading concrete pumping business

Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd - mobile fleet

Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd

Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd (‘Camfaud’) is delighted to announce, along with Premier Concrete Pumping Ltd (‘PCP’) and South Coast Concrete Pumping Ltd (‘South Coast’), a partnership with US based Brundage Bone, to create the world’s leading concrete pumping business. The partnership provides an exciting opportunity for us to continue increasing investment and innovation, to support further growth in these high performing UK businesses.

As part of the partnership with Brundage Bone, Camfaud will work increasingly closely with PCP and South Coast, while maintaining and celebrating these three unique and highly respected brands. UK operations will continue to be headed up by the existing management team of Tony Faud, Peter Faud, Brendan Murphy and Damian Shepherd. Tony will also be appointed as a member of the Brundage-Bone Board of Directors.

Tony Faud, Managing Director of UK operations, said: “We’re very excited to be working with Brundage-Bone in creating a world leader in concrete pumping. Brundage-Bone is a natural partner for us and we think this partnership will create great opportunities for our staff, our customers and our suppliers. Camfaud, PCP and South Coast are strong businesses that are leaders in their own markets and, we believe, will continue to grow and innovate as part of this new, larger group.”

“Brundage-Bone is proud to welcome these outstanding businesses, which are known for excellent customer service, technical excellence across a multitude of complex concrete pumping applications and strong leadership teams,” said Bruce Young, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brundage-Bone. “The addition of Camfaud, PCP and South Coast fit well with our own business model, and together we can leverage our capabilities on a multinational basis to best serve our customers. Moreover, with the financial support of Peninsula Pacific behind us, we have the right foundation to continue to prudently expand as conditions warrant.”