Major fleet investment by DRS Demolition

By Lindsay Gale29 October 2014

DRS’s latest batch of new Hyundai machines pictured on the M5 motorway were delivered by transport s

DRS’s latest batch of new Hyundai machines pictured on the M5 motorway were delivered by transport specialist D C Merrett

UK demolition contractor DRS Demolition National, based in Avonmouth in Cornwall, has invested close to £2 million (US$3.2 million) to shift its fleet focus towards the use of Hyundai equipment. Its order includes four R330LC-9A full demolition specification excavators, four R220LC-9A full demolition specification excavators, a 140LC-9A and a 140LC-9, three R80-9 excavators, an R55-9, an R33-9 and an HL740-9A wheeled loader.

The machines were supplied through Molson Group, also based in Avonmouth, who is the largest Hyundai dealer in the UK. DRS Demolition’s Darren Shrigley, son of Dave Shrigley who founded the company more than 35 years ago said; “We built up a really good relationship with Molson’s Tom Wilson over some time – he understood what we needed as a company and went all out to supply us with what we needed. We tested a couple of Hyundai machines and we liked them – and the demolition package that was on offer.”

The new machines are now working on a range of jobs around Cornwall, including the demolition of the oldest hotel in New Polzeath, the Atlantic House.

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