We first started a property development business, building commercial, agricultural, industrial and residential buildings.
We set up our first Concrete batching plant at our old Wincanton site in Somerset on the Bennetts Field Trading Estate, with just two lorries to start with servicing our own projects. Soon more lorries followed along with enquiries and demand from local builders encouraged us to open the business to the public. Since then, Hopkins Concrete has never stopped growing.
To meet the ever-changing demands of the construction industry we invested in a new state-of-the-art batching facility at our headquarters in Wincanton, Somerset, enabling us to expand our fleet and continue to compete at the highest level.
We completed the build of our new on-site plant in Wincanton with the help of D & C Engineering. We installed an 8m³ Erie Strayer bowl mixer, capable of mixing 8m³ of concrete in 30 seconds, the first of its kind in the South West.
After a £2.5 million investment, we opened our second plant in Bridgwater, located on the edge of the M5 motorway. The state-of-the-art site has the only other Erie Strayer two-bowl mixer in the South West and combined with our Wincanton plant Hopkins now challenges the output of other top concrete companies in the UK.
Hopkins acquired 69 new Mercedes-Benz Aroc vehicles, making it the UK’s biggest single order for the new range. The purchase of the vehicles marked an investment of £5 million and takes our fleet to 81. The Mercedes trucks have been celebrated for fuel efficiencies, an important factor for Hopkins from both an economic and environmental perspective.
The company also negotiated sole distributor rights of Ready Jet in the UK, a revolutionary truck mixer cleaning system. This places the company as an industry leader in innovation and safety, by offering a safer, more efficient, alternative method of removing residual concrete build-up from trucks.
Hopkins moved to its new head office at Lawrence Hill, Wincanton.
Following considerable growth of the concrete and aggregate business, and interest shown by several major national companies, the decision was taken to sell the business to Tarmac, who is part of the Global CRH Group, based in Dublin.
After a 4-year break, Hopkins Estates have re-entered the Haulage, Aggregate, Muck Away transportation market, with an initial x9 - 8 Wheeler Steel Body Tippers, x1 M.A.N 6x2 Tractor Unit with multiple Grain Trailers and Low Loaders in our fleet.
By August 2022, we have 22 x8 wheeled tippers running in our fleet, our land has increased to over 4,000+ acres with the additional purchase of two additional farms in Somerset.
We have more "x8 Wheeled Tippers" arriving in 2023 to join our modern fleet.
Our 2022 Harvest is all delivered on time, and we had a bumper crop this year.
The full fleet lined up for a photoshoot - this was a rare moment we needed to get all the tippers together while they were all working hard.
We are pleased to announce that Hopkins Estates, based in Wincanton, Somerset, now offer a local delivery service from our yard in Wincanton using our 7.5 tonne Tipper
GOLDEN CAMO TIPPER
Fifty years on, the Hopkins Estates business continues to grow.
To celebrate this milestone, we have added a special truck to our expanding fleet of tippers.
To complement our fleet of ‘Urban Camo’ tippers, we have added a GOLDEN 50th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION TIPPER.
This one-off tipper will be driven by Toby, who is a third-generation member of the Hopkins family.
Hopkins Estates started to offer loose or bagged aggregate being delivered around Somerset, Dorset, and Wiltshire.
The delivery of our first Volumetric Concrete Trucks arrive - this is the first one of four on order.
May 2023 - By Royal Appointment
We have designed and produced a one-off special livery to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with a truck fit for a King.
Today we have taken delivery of the first of our many new Volvo FMX tippers for 2023. This truck is part of a wider 32-truck order with Volvo, which includes four volumetric concrete mixers for all your concrete needs.
Also, in May 2023
We have taken delivery of a 4 Volumetric Concrete Mixer truck this week, with two now working from our Wincanton depot and two more to follow soon.
We can offer you a reliable and flexible concrete service, and you only pay for what you use in and around Somerset Dorset and Wiltshire
Delivery of our NHS 75 Celebration Hopkins Estates Tipper.
...and Our Story continues every day.
How can you request our services?
If you need muck away services for your next construction project, please get in touch with Hopkins Estates today. We will be happy to discuss your specific needs and develop a solution that meets your budgetary requirements.
Call Dan Legg on:-
Mobile: 07876 030854
Office: 01963 824200
Email: [email protected]
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