Marshalls is proud to announce that it picked up the Innovation Award at the 2016 Mineral Products Associations (MPA) British Precast Annual Best Practice awards ceremony.
These prestigious awards are split into five categories: Innovation, Health and Safety, Project, Sustainability and Outstanding Contribution to Health and Safety, with the Innovation award acknowledging excellence within the British Precast membership, and promoting and encouraging innovation in the industry.
Marshalls beat off stiff competition from the likes of Charcon, PCE Limited, and Tarmac Building Products to scoop the award at the annual ceremony, which took place at the Marriott Hotel, Leicester.
The winning project from Marshalls was for their innovative drainage system Mono Beany, which is a combined kerb and drainage system and utilises Marshalls’ latest concrete mix technology M Tech, which is formed around a 100% recycled Polyethlene core.
Marshalls supplied 33,000 linear metres of Mono Beany over two phases of the new M1 smart motorway scheme, which was highlighted in the awards, where the challenge was to install a new infrastructure, including drainage attenuation, with minimal disruption, and to select a suitable product engineered to help the contractor meet deadlines and budget.
Alice Couldwell, Linear Drainage Product Manager, said: “We’re thrilled to win the innovation award for Mono Beany. It has been such a success for Marshalls, and has already been installed in numerous successful high profile projects.
“Winning this award is great recognition for all the hard work we have put into new product development lately. Thank you to everyone who has made Mono Beany such a success, especially the production team at our West Lane works.”
Some of the comments from the judges stated that there was “very clear innovation, but also speaks of quality of service too” and utilised a “new production technique.”
Marshalls was also shortlisted in the Innovation category for the new Pavement Design Guide by Professor John Knapton, as well as the Sustainability Award for its electronic energy action plan integration.