30 Years of Camfaud Concrete Pumps
Oct 22, 2014
Camfaud Concrete Pumps was set up by Dave Faud and his then business partner Jim Campbell. Dave brought out his partner in the early stage and for several years ran the business with his wife Theresa. The company is now owned and managed by the next generation - Tony, Peter and Lynn and Lynn’s Husband Brendan Murphy.
The Company started with two second hand Putzmeister pumps mounted on bull-nosed Mercedes Benz chassis purchased from the Middle East. By 1994 Camfaud owned and operated 16 mobile pumps and 4 static pumps. Now, Camfaud has the largest fleet of concrete pumps in the UK, consisting of 55 mobile pumps, over 20 static pumps, 15 placing booms and a small fleet of grout mixer / pumps. They are all manufactured in Germany by Putzmeister and Schwing and the mobile pumps are all mounted on Mercedes Benz trucks.
Camfaud has worked at all of the London Airports, most of the motorways in England, much of the rail infrastructure, innumerable water industry projects and many of the iconic buildings in London and further afield. Projects include the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Olympic Park, City Hall, the Shard and the Lee Tunnel Project (the first phase of London’s new “Super Sewer”). Current projects include Crossrail, M1 junction 19 improvement scheme and the remodelling of the Olympic Stadium.
Reflecting on the strengths of Camfaud, Tony Faud the company’s Managing Director, paid tribute to Camfaud’s employees, many of whom have worked for the company for more than 15 years. He said that “The continued success of the company is largely due to our staff. We have employed technical sales representatives, hire desk staff, concrete pump engineers and other support staff who our customers on a daily basis. And enormous credit should be given to our operators, who work in all weathers to get the customer’s concrete placed as quickly and efficiently as possible.”