County ASkene Group Plant 2013-2014rmagh, Northern Ireland, 27 February 2015 – Following on from a well-executed installation in 2011, Rapid International Ltd (County Armagh, Northern Ireland) is pleased to have delivered another successful plant for one of the UK’s leading independent operators in the construction supply sector, Skene Group.

Skene Group (Fife, Scotland) commissioned Rapid to design, build and install a state of the art ready mix plant that is capable of loading 8m3 mixer trucks in four minutes for its Glenrothes depot.

The design was initially based on Skene’s already prosperous Soutra Mains (Scotland) ready mix plant, built by Rapid in 2011. The new state of the art 90m3 per hour ready mix plant is comprised of three 100T cement silos, a Rapid R2000 (2 door) pan mixer and 200T aggregate storage. Incorporating Pneutrol International Ltd’s ‘Dynamix Batching Control System’, plant batching is accurately controlled, with safety in mind. The build took just over four weeks and the bespoke plant can deliver in excess of 1000 cubic meters of ready mix concrete per day.

Expressing his satisfaction with the new Rapid plant, Darren Forrester, Joint Managing Director said “Rapid Ready Mix – It does what it says on the tin! It does exactly what we asked for, load an 8 cubic metre mixer truck in 4 minutes.”

Rapid’s high quality engineered bespoke plant components are designed to provide a lifetime of reliable service. Rapid’s experienced design engineers consider safety and maintenance of components as well as functionality. Fully bespoke, Rapid’s plant can be customised to include many optional extras including but not limited to dust control systems, wear linings to aggregate hoppers, multiple outlet options i.e. belt feeders or pneumatics doors and various mixer options i.e. pan, planetary or twin shaft.

Notes to the Editor:

Established in 1969, County Armagh based Rapid International delivers high quality, reliable equipment to the concrete, construction and environmental industries. Today, with a presence in more than twenty countries worldwide via an ever expanding international dealer network, Rapid is a trusted partner to a wide variety of customers ranging from multinational construction groups to small concrete producers.


  • Pan, Planetary and Twin Shaft Concrete Mixers
  • Mobile Continuous Mixing Plant/Pugmills
  • Specialised Mobile Continuous Mixing Plant
  • Mobile/Fixed/Bespoke/Compact Batching Plants
  • High Pressure Mixer Washout Systems
  • Silos
  • Spare Parts

 Rapid’s vast experience over the last four decades ensures the highest quality design and manufacture of all equipment. Quality, reliability, efficiency and technological advancement are the greatest aims of Rapid’s workforce, based at its impressive 50,000 sq ft production facility and headquarters. Always innovating, Rapid’s emphasis on product development is driven by the needs of its wide reaching customer base, and the company’s in-house technical team consistently strive to meet the demands of total quality while exceeding customers’ expectations.

 Contact Details:

Address: Rapid International Ltd, 96 Mullavilly Road, Portadown, Co Armagh. BT62 2LX

Telephone: 028 38 840671

PR Contact: Kelly McCollum