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Avery Weigh-Tronix

15% Less Concrete And 75% Less Steel Used At Avery Weigh-tronix

The Challenge

An iconic location for manufacturing, the Avery Weigh-Tronix site in Smethwick is home to the Soho Foundry and holds the title for the longest fully operational manufacturing site in the UK. 


When it came to refurbishing their truckyard, they needed a paving solution that would withstand 47 tonne lorries on a daily basis, and require little maintenance or downtime throughout its lifespan.


Not a company to shy away from innovation, Avery Weigh-Tronix were keen to use the Danley Strategic Reinforcement™ Design – a pavement installation system that would require 15% less concrete by volume and 75% less steel by weight than a traditional design.

The Solution

Installing a C28/35 grade 165mm thick pavement with no mid-panel reinforcement, the Danley design team used their popular value-engineered system, which combines ground supported flatwork designs with the advantages of their PD3 tapered plate cradles and Danley® Dowels to deliver outstanding performance-driven results. 

By removing all mid-panel reinforcement and installing steel at the joints where it is most needed, it is possible to minimise joint spalling and random cracking. This design saves time on site, delivers cost savings and results in a higher-grade installation every time.

The Result

With less steel to carry and position, groundworks specialists, Max Groundwork Contractors, and main contractor, Trent Construction Services, were impressed with the speed and ease of installation.


Avery Weigh-Tronix now has a truck yard which is durable even under the heaviest loads and the highest levels of daily traffic.

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An iconic location for manufacturing, the Avery Weigh-Tronix site in Smethwick is home to the Soho Foundry and holds the title for the longest fully operational manufacturing site in the UK.
When it came to refurbishing their truckyard, they needed a paving solution that would withstand 47 tonne lorries on a daily basis, and require little maintenance or downtime throughout its lifespan. Not a company to shy away from innovation, Avery Weigh-Tronix were keen to use the Danley Strategic Reinforcement Design - a pavement installation system that would require

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