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COLLINS EARTHWORKS

HeavyTorque Issue Fifteen: Collins Earthworks

ON THE LEVEL

COLLINS EARTHWORKS HAS BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED AS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES IN THE EAST MIDLANDS. ALEX MORTON VISITS ITS KIRKBY-IN-ASHFIELD BASE TO REPORT ON A SERVICE PROVIDER IN A NUMBER OF KEY CIVIL ENGINEERING DISCIPLINES.

PHOTOGRAPHY: CRAIG ECCLESTON

The far-reaching swathe of technological progress continues to affect every organisation that relies on powered vehicles. Earthmoving, just like heavy haulage, is going forward at a phenomenal rate, thanks to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, digital imaging, GPS and the Internet. Digital terrain models have made profile boards obsolete and contractors like Collins Earthworks can download data directly to bulldozers, excavators and graders. This information permits machine operators to achieve incredibly accurate surface height results, well within a millimetre, all from the safety of their cabs.

Collins Earthworks’ ethos of investment in the latest equipment has driven business levels across the board here, to create a multi-faceted, 21st century service provider in a number of key civil engineering disciplines. The firm’s tipper and heavy haulage fleet has also grown swiftly within the past decade. The business started many years ago by David Collins, firstly as a sole trader, then registering Collins Contractors Plant Hire Ltd in 2000. In 2006 the trading name was changed to Collins Earthworks Ltd.

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