A fledgling quarrying company in Romania is going from strength to strength through its use of Metso’s PREMIER screens. Guy Woodford reports
Starting a new quarry with a concrete and asphalt production plant is a big challenge for which you need to involve a reliable partner. Since taking the decision to enter the quarrying business in 2013, the Romanian company Florea Grup says it has found this kind of partner with Metso. The Finnish quarrying equipment manufacturing giant’s PREMIER screens are playing a key role in Florea Grup’s materials production process.
“We were astonished by the size of the vibrating equipment, especially the PREMIER CVB and ES type screens. The large screen feed box size guarantees good capacity and also makes maintenance very easy and safe thanks to the big gap between the decks. With Metso’s screens we reduce downtime and increase plant availability,” comments David Florea, who, with his brother, Marcel, established the Florea Group as a private company in 1996.
“The big capacity of the PREMIER screens impressed us. Switching between rubber/polyurethane modular panels and side tensioning screening media along with the installed automatic lubrication option are other big advantages, likewise the E-brake system for the electric motors,” David adds.
“We were also happily surprised with the high quality of the delivered plant components. No modifications like cutting or welding needed to be made on site. Now we fully understand why engineering and design of such a plant is crucial in these kind of projects,” Marcel comments.
Having started their business activities 20 years ago in the fuel market, the brother entrepreneurs developed an impressive network of petrol stations throughout the county of Alba.