Design, Manufacture & Sales | Vac-Ex

About Us

The Future

Our Design & Manufacturing division constantly strives to improve our machines to ensure that VAC-EX LTD continues to be your number one choice of manufacturer. Using our existing knowledge & experience from our sister division, Vac-Ex HIRE, we’re best placed to know what works, what doesn’t and what drives the market demand from a Vac-Ex unit, to best maximise productivity and efficiency. The results of which, are machines that are built for purpose; making them safe, efficient, powerful and profitable.

We’re pleased to announce that our Vac-Ex units are now used in many interesting projects around the world. These are some of the factors that makes our work interesting and keep us striving to work even harder. We’re absolutely convinced that our VAC-EX Ltd concept is THE future of Safe Excavations!

Company History

John Mee Construction Ltd have been involved with Vacuum Excavation activities for a number of years. The idea of designing our own Vacuum Excavation machines began back in 2007 when we couldn’t find machinery that suited particular works that we were carrying out at the time.

Based in Doncaster, Vac-Ex Ltd was formed in 2008 and started to manufacture AIR-EX lances and small Vacuum Excavators, which were put into our own HIRE fleet – both for testing and development. The division grew steadily, gaining experience to improve power, filtration, material separation and excavating both wet and dry. We pride ourselves on having our ears close to the ground; listening to our clients, operators, and mechanics and we use this basis to best develop machines for the future.

Origin of the Name

We wanted to create a strong, recognisable brand name which assures our clients know that “it does exactly what it says on the tin”.

We at Design, Manufacture & Sales make use of the 9 years of operational experience we have gained using and ‘breaking’ the various Vacuum Excavation and safe excavating equipment, to provide an increased variety of  robust and highly engineered products. Our in-house capabilities include, Mig & Tig welding, milling, Solid works and CAD.


Historically, we’ve only sold to the UK home market, but with increased overseas interest we’re now beginning to export worldwide through our Export team.

Tel: +44 (0)1302 366900    email Uk & Ireland sales enquiries :

Export sales enquires :















In-House Engineering


  • Solid Works
  • MIG
  • TIG
  • Milling
  • Folding
  • Centre lathe
  • Rolling
  • Guillotine

Sub Contracted Engineering

  • CNC
  • Laser & water cutting
  • Powder coating
  • Zincing

Sale of used units


Used Birco TT1000 – £P.O.A
200 hours on clock (2008 model), recently serviced, Mounted on tri-axel 3.5 t for Williams trailer, Full training offered, List of spares.
Used Vactron 350 – £P.O.A 
750 hours on clock, Fully overhauled, 2.2 t trailer, Full training offered, List of spares.
600 hours on clock (2009 model) only been used for Vacuum Excavation, Full training offered, List of spares.
Used Birco TT1000 – £P.O.A 
200 hours on clock (2008 model), recently serviced, Mounted on tri-axel 3.5 t for Williams trailer, Full training offered, List of spares.
AIR-EX Lance Kits – £300 – £500
(2011- 2014) Ex-hire fleet, Full training offered.

Call for more details +44 (0)1302 366900 (ask for Vax-Ex Sales)



John Patrick Mee

T: 07931 544301

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Sue Adcock

T: 01302 366900

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Rob Needham

T: 01302 366900