Macleod Construction combine traditional values with modern construction equipment to produce quality housing in Argyll
When twin brothers Murdo and Kenny MacLeod founded the parent company M&K MacLeod Ltd in 1975, they were essentially a house kit manufacturer and builder. Today, operating from their factory in Lochgilphead, Argyll, they still manufacture and erect varying styles and types of residential and commercial buildings, but have also added UPVC double glazing, service stations, commercial and residential rental properties, conservatories and quarrying to their portfolio.
In order to supply material for their construction business Macleod Construction now own and operate two quarries in the locality. The need to provide stone and aggregate of the highest quality, at the right time, and in the right quantities, has proved to be crucial in the further successful development of the construction side of the business.
In order to maximize production from the quarries, and to produce aggregate for their construction projects, the company needed to source a tracked crusher. The crusher would not only have to be highly productive, tough and versatile, but also had to be reliable due to the geographic location of the operation. Spare parts would also need to be readily available, as well as service technicians, should the machine suffer any mechanical problems.
The QJ340 was selected and with Sandvik regional offices throughout Scotland, parts and service availability will always going to be on hand when needed.
The Sandvik QJ340 has proved to be a suitable mobile crushing solution for granite, slate and limestone quarry applications; or for crushing bricks, blocks, concrete and asphalt in a demolition or recycling environment. On-the-job versatility is assured by a comprehensive range of optional extras that allow the QJ340 to be modified to match precisely the demands of any specific application.
Due to the success of the QJ340, and of their own quarrying venture, Macleod Construction have added more Sandvik mobile crushers and screens to their fleet, with the QH330 cone crusher, and the QA331 tracked three-way-split screen being recent additions.
MacLeod Construction may have been founded on traditional house building values, but they have successfully incorporated modern practices into their operations, and remain an innovator when it comes to materials, production and management. This forward-looking approach is highlighted by the acquisition of Sandvik mobile screening and crushing technology.
As Harry Ross, plant manager states: ‘We have used our rural location to our advantage by manufacturing components in-house, thus removing the supply chain difficulties associated with remote areas. This allows us to be competitive in all areas of Argyll. The use of Sandvik equipment allows us to produce the materials we need, when we need them, and to the quality levels our customers demand.’