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Applied Concrete Solutions was established in 2006 by River Sands Pty Ltd, a part of the Neumann Group of companies.

Group History

The Neumann Group was established in 1948, with humble beginnings as a sand mining business. Today, it is comprised of eight companies with a combined annual turnover of over $600 million, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading privately owned organisations. The Neumann Group has diversified interests in sand mining, concrete, oil, steel, specialised metals, land development and construction.

River Sands was established in 1974 and is among the leading Australian producers of packaged cement based products, all of which are manufactured locally in Queensland, Australia.

With the resource, experience and strength of the Neumann Group and River Sands behind it, Applied Concrete Solutions offers leadership in researching, testing and developing new products and tailored formulations for underground construction.

Divisions of River Sands

As a division of River Sands Pty Ltd, ACS can leverage from the knowledge and resource associated with 30 years’ experience developing cement based products and technologies. Other divisions of River Sands include:

Concrete Colour Systems
Products that colour, protect and enhance decorative concrete.

Easy Mix
Dry-mix construction products for the trade and DIY markets.

Quartzon
Radient and smooth interior renders for prestige swimming pools.

Render Systems Australia
Renders and textured coatings for brick, block, fibre cement, concrete and polystyrene substrates.

River Sands
Specialised sands and blends for sports turf, playground, construction, manufacturing, bioretention and water filtration applications.

 

At ACS, our focus is on improving the application, life and performance properties of our products to not only meet specifications, but the ever increasing demands and safety requirements of the industries in which we operate. Using state of the art equipment, all products are a part of a continuous program of laboratory and field trials, research and standards testing. ACS also has a unique focus on high performance tailored formulations – developed at our Brisbane based R&D laboratory.

Recent ACS News

Product Focus: ACS Rapidseal VCD Grout

14 April, 2014

ACS Rapidseal VCD Grout has been specifically designed to enable the installation of a cost effective and permanent sealing system for ventilation control and ground support in underground coal mines. Applications include plugging seals in ventilation control, void filling in bulkheads, crack filling, soil stabilisation and rib stabilisation. Additionally, by adjusting the water : powder ratio, Rapidseal VCD…

Product Focus: ACS Grout HES30

11 April, 2014

ACS Grout HES30 is a high performance, cement based grout that has been specifically designed to minimise bleed and segregation and is suitable for a wide variety of applications. Made from a blend of cements, graded aggregates and special additives which provide rapid strength development and excellent bonding characteristics, Grout HES30 is supplied as a ready to use…

Product Focus: ACS Minespeed F500

9 April, 2014

ACS Minespeed F500 is a solution type liquid accelerator that promotes fast setting properties in shotcrete systems. Although specifically designed for use when spraying shotcrete to secure and stabilise rock and slopes in mines, tunnels and subway constructions / developments – it is suitable for both wet and dry applications and can also be used for the acceleration of…

Product Focus: ACS Rapidseal VCD Grout

14 April, 2014

ACS Rapidseal VCD Grout has been specifically designed to enable the installation of a cost effective and permanent sealing system for ventilation control and ground support in underground coal mines. Applications include plugging seals in ventilation control, void filling in bulkheads, crack filling, soil stabilisation and rib stabilisation. Additionally, by adjusting the water : powder ratio, Rapidseal VCD…

Product Focus: ACS Grout HES30

11 April, 2014

ACS Grout HES30 is a high performance, cement based grout that has been specifically designed to minimise bleed and segregation and is suitable for a wide variety of applications. Made from a blend of cements, graded aggregates and special additives which provide rapid strength development and excellent bonding characteristics, Grout HES30 is supplied as a ready to use…

Product Focus: ACS Minespeed F500

9 April, 2014

ACS Minespeed F500 is a solution type liquid accelerator that promotes fast setting properties in shotcrete systems. Although specifically designed for use when spraying shotcrete to secure and stabilise rock and slopes in mines, tunnels and subway constructions / developments – it is suitable for both wet and dry applications and can also be used for the acceleration of…

New Product Release: ACS In-Filltrate Grout

2 April, 2014

Introducing ACS In-Filltrate Grout; a high-strength, rapid setting, non-shrink, cement based grout containing a blend of cements, graded fillers and special additives which facilitate controlled expansion in both plastic and hardened states. It has been specifically designed to minimise bleed and segregation over a large range of applications. In-Filltrate Grout is supplied as a ready-to-use powder which…