Tarmac launches children’s ‘Art-E-Tack’ competition to design UK’s first electric concrete mixer

July 27, 2022

Tarmac is inviting budding artists aged between five and 12 to draw a design which could be featured on the drum of its brand-new battery electric concrete mixer – the first of its kind in the UK.

Entries to the competition are welcomed on the themes of sustainability and construction, with the winning design set to be emblazoned on the fully electric vehicle when it starts delivering materials from the company’s Washwood Heath site, in Birmingham, from the autumn.

Tarmac is working with Renault Trucks and Total Vehicle Solutions (TVS) to develop the next generation of mixers, with ambitions for their eventual widespread use across its urban operations as part of the company’s commitment to implementing low CO2 transport and logistics solutions.

John Anderson, Tarmac’s logistics director, said: “The arrival of the new ‘e-mixer’ is a significant milestone for Tarmac and the UK construction industry as we continue our journey to net zero, and it’s only fitting that it has a unique and standout design to celebrate.

“This will be the first vehicle in our HGV fleet to feature a hand-drawn image. We’re really looking forward to seeing all the creative entries and hope that the children taking part will learn a bit about the exciting sustainable future of the construction industry along the way.”

The competition is open until Friday 5 August. Prizes of art supply bundles for first, second and third place will be awarded with the winning artist also seeing their design come to life on the e-mixer and having the opportunity to visit the site to sit in the cab of the vehicle.

Terms and conditions apply. You can find our terms and conditions and privacy notice here.

To enter simply download the template and send entries by email to community@tarmac.com including the artist’s name, age and contact details. Postal entries can be sent to E-mixer Design Competition, Portland House, Bickenhill Lane, Solihull, B37 7BQ.