A construction plant manufacturer has secured millions to invest in sustainable machinery.

Maldon-based TCP Group has secured a £2.5mil funding package from Lombard Asset Finance to invest in the development of sustainable machinery.

The company is pioneering sustainable plant equipment and plans to use the funding to transform diesel powered machines into hydrogen powered equipment.

Since the company was founded in 1989 they have planned to deliver greener solutions.

Andrew Barker, Managing Director at TCP Group, said: “When the UK was in full lockdown a few months ago, emissions across the country plummeted.

“As a result, we now have a ‘clean air’ benchmark, against which we can measure as we all work towards the UK’s net-zero targets.

“We’ve been seeing a huge drive from our customers and the wider construction industry for more sustainable plant equipment alternatives, so we’re continually responding to that.

“This funding will play a crucial role in our journey to a greener future and we’re thankful to Lombard Asset Finance for its continued support since the beginning of our journey. Indeed our founding equipment purchase was financed by Lombard back in 1989.”

Ashley Hutchings, Senior Relationship manager at Lombard Asset Finance, said: “There aren’t many other businesses in the construction sector that are working as hard as Andrew and his team to make their equipment fully sustainable.

“The time and resources they continue to put into research and development is really commendable and it’s excellent that we’ve been able to support the firm on its investment ambitions.”