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 40 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.

 As Peter Weinrich, Commercial Manager states,

“The old days of just selling products are over. Nowadays we must do more than that. Our partners expect us to be more proactive and we believe that it is essential for us to work together to help them achieve their objectives.”

Meet the team

Ben Howarth

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer

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Ben has 20+ years experience with Colcrete Eurodrill. He is responsible for sales of both Colcrete and Eurodrill products.

Mark Rex

Managing Director

Managing Director

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Heads the Colcrete Eurodrill Team and has been with company for over 20 years in various roles. Mark is one of your points of contact for Colcrete and Eurodrill products.

Peter Weinrich

Commercial Manager

Commercial Manager

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After working for many years in the drilling industry, Peter has taken on the role of Commercial Manager. Based at our Clay Cross office, Peter is responsible for our sales and distribution network.

Paul Vaughan

Sales Engineer - Colcrete Product Line

Sales Engineer - Colcrete Product Line

Contact Paul

Paul Vaughan is Sales Engineer for the Colcrete Product Line. As part of the team, Paul is responsible for machine sales and is also your main point of contact, when you need to hire a mixer or pump.

Tom Kelly

Business Logistics Controller

Business Logistics Controller

Contact Tom

Tom is your contact if you need spare parts for any of our machines and if you need us to arrange transport of your goods. Tom is another member of the team with long service so can be very helpful in identifying the part you need for your machine if you do not have a part number to hand.

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

     

    “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.”

  • Jim Shields – Ritchies Equipment

    The casings gave us no problem at all

  • Paul Heymans – VSL Construction Solutions Ltd

    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.

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