The Company

Colcrete Eurodrill

The companies of Eurodrill and Colcrete began life from very different starting points. Colcrete began around 90 years ago, making grout mixing and pumping equipment. 45 years later, Eurodrill, a drill tube and casing manufacturer, started as a family business in the Chesterfield area.

The modern company of Colcrete Eurodrill, is now a manufacturing unit in the Keller Group, and has been based at the Tower Business Park in Clay Cross, Derbyshire for 17 years.

 The two product lines are quite different, Colcrete products require a significant amount of plasma cutting, fabrication, painting etc., whereas Eurodrill products are largely made from high grade steel bar and casing, requiring thread cutting and friction welding. However, the workforce is adaptable, and there is a surprising amount of skills crossover, allowing the Company to keep its manufacturing ‘in house’. There is also the added benefit of workforce flexibility, for example when one side of the business becomes especially busy.

 The location of the Clay Cross factory is an advantage, enabling our company delivery vehicles to reach most of our UK customers in around 2-3 hours.

 Colcrete Eurodrill employs around 35 highly trained full time people, many of whom have been with the company for several years, and the company provides training for its four apprentices.

“We are actively working with local schools to provide work experience placements. It is very important that we, as a large local employer, give something back to the community. It’s also crucial to our continuing success that we bring in young motivated people who can take the Company forward.”
Mark Rex, MD

Since moving to its present location, the factory has been reorganised several times in order to streamline production. The latest changes involved creating an additional workshop, incorporating eight machines, which has enabled more flexible manufacturing.

Meet the team

Stephen Clark

Production Manager

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Stephen joined the company in 2018 from an Oil and Gas background. He heads up our manufacturing workshops, responsible for daily production activity and control.

Mark Rex

Managing Director

Managing Director

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Mark has been with the business in various roles for over 30 years and leads the Colcrete Eurodrill team. He is available to receive general enquiries for any of the Colcrete Eurodrill products and is your main contact for Colcrete products. He is also your key contact for technical queries for Colcrete machines.

Paul Vaughan

Product Sales Manager

Product Sales Manager

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Paul has been in the drilling consumable business for more than 30 years and is available to receive your general enquiries for any of the Colcrete Eurodrill products and is the main contact for Eurodrill products, hires and spares.

Tom Kelly

Business Logistics Controller

Business Logistics Controller

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Tom has been with the business for more than 30 years and is responsible for purchasing and logistics. His knowledge is invaluable in identifying spare parts for some of the older machines.

  • “We would have no hesitation in recommending Colcrete Eurodrill as a supplier and we look forward to dealing with them again in the near future.”

    Thomas McCaffrey, Operations Manager – J & M Mining Services Ltd

  • “The casings gave us no problem at all.”

    Jim Shields – Ritchies Equipment

  • “We have a long term working relationship with Colcrete Eurodrill, and are aware of their capability for providing mixer/pumps to our specific needs, so when we decided to purchase two new units, we approached them to work with us to manufacture machines to our exacting standards.”

    Paul Heymans – VSL Construction Solutions Ltd

Colcrete Eurodrill - Tower Business Park, Derby Road, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, S45 9DX, Registered Company No. 485692