Market Deeping family-run firm can boast a UK-wide first

John Hayes (second right) with Peter, Gavin and Lynne Spooncer next to what is believed to be the first plug-in hybrid truck mixer to be imported into the UK by Spanners Mixer Hire in Market Deeping.  Photo by Tom Clare Photography.

John Hayes (second right) with Peter, Gavin and Lynne Spooncer next to what is believed to be the first plug-in hybrid truck mixer to be imported into the UK by Spanners Mixer Hire in Market Deeping. Photo by Tom Clare Photography.

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Market Deeping firm Spanners Mixer Hire can claim to be industry innovators after taking delivery of the first eco-friendly truck mixer in the UK.

The family-run firm, based at Northfields Industrial Estate, has already had enquiries from building firms about its new CIFA Energya plug-in hybrid truck mixer made in Italy.

John Hayes with director Lynne Spooncer and sales administrator Melissa Gyngell.  Photo by Tim Clare.

John Hayes with director Lynne Spooncer and sales administrator Melissa Gyngell. Photo by Tim Clare.

The mixer, which works by using an electric induction motor powered by a lithium-ion battery, is a coup for Spanners and its directors Peter and Lynne Spooncer.

“We sell concrete mixers all round the UK but this is the first mixer of its type in the country which we have the chance to sell on,” Lynne said.

“The mixer makes less noise, has less carbon emissions, less maintenance costs because wear and tear of the engine is less and more freedom around work sites.”

Staff at Spanners welcomed Conservative parliamentary candidate for South Holland and the Deepings, John Hayes, earlier this month to the site for an official unveiling of the new mixer.

The mixer makes less noise, has less carbon emissions, less maintenance costs because wear and tear of the engine is less and more freedom around work sites.

Lynne Spooncer, director of Spanners Mixer Hire, Market Deeping

Mr Hayes said: “I was very honoured to have been asked by Spanners to come and see the new mixer.

“It’s great to know that a business in our area is doing such excellent work to bring something as innovative as this into the UK.”