Quarry of the Year Award for Kilwaughter Minerals

KILWAUGHTER MINERALS was the winner of our joint-sponsored award, with Terex, at the recent annual Plant & Civil Engineer ‘Plant, Construction & Quarry’ Awards.

The company was presented with the ‘Quarry of the Year Award’ by Conal Mullan, General Manager at Ormonde Machinery, at a gala evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast last Thursday, the 23rd of November.

Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd has been an established mineral and quarry processor since 1939. Quarrying and production facilities are based at headquarters in Larne, County Antrim, where operations span a 75 acre site.

The awards judges praised the exceptionally high standard of entries in this category, but say Kilwaughter Minerals stood out as being ‘an example of professionalism and innovation that exists within the Quarry Industry.’

Kilwaughter Minerals is a privately owned business with strong values. Social responsibility is comprehensive and involves employees, charitable organisations, school children and various community groups. Its quarry produces the much sought after ‘Co. Antrim white limestone’ used in the construction and agricultural industries throughout Ireland. Other product lines include calcium carbonate powders, limestone sands, aggregates & minerals; the company distributes its products under its K Rend and Kilwaughter Lime brands. Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd was also awarded top place in the Mining and Quarrying sector in Northern Ireland’s only independent environmental business standards.

This prestigious accolade now places them amongst some of the most environmentally responsible companies in Northern Ireland. It achieved Quintile One status by improving their carbon footprint through a major drive to reduce waste, power and energy usage

With 13 separate categories and winners, the annual ‘Plant, Construction & Quarry’ awards, organised by the Hillsborough based publishers of Plant & Civil Engineer magazine, 4SM (NI) Ltd., is regarded as the premier event in the Plant, Construction and Quarry calendar, attracting entries, support and sponsorship from all the leading players in the industry.

Conal Mullan regarded that the event was “run to the highest possible standards and it is fantastic to be able to celebrate our industries best achievements. The event also offers the opportunity for the industry to get together and consort in a social atmosphere.”

For more information and a list of winners click here