On the 22nd of October, members of the Institute
for Concrete Technology (ICT) visited O.C.O’s newest facility in Leeds for a
presentation and site tour. The guests included
pre-casters, concrete manufacturers and technical experts. The visit was arranged by Raman Mangabhai and
Edwin Trout of the ICT.
The day started with a welcome and introduction from O.C.O
Managing Director, Steve Greig followed by presentations from Dave Olley
(Aggregate Sales and Development Manager) and Dr Peter Gunning (Technical and
The guests were given a history of O.C.O Technology from an
accidental discovery on a laboratory bench to where we are today – three
established plants in the UK and talks underway in areas such as Japan and
Australia to take our patented technology overseas.
There was also information given on the aggregate
manufacturing process itself including the rigorous testing and certification
regimes we employ.
A further presentation was given by Paul Barber (Brandon Site
Manager) into the use of O.C.O material within the precast industry. Before joining O.C.O, Paul was Plant Manager
at Lignacite in Brandon so was able to share real experience of using our
product in block-making.
After lunch and a Q&A session the ICT guests were taken for a tour of the site.
The visit was deemed a great success with positive feedback received
from many of the delegates and it being featured on the ICT’s twitter
feed (@concretelibrary) and their website.