Hanson Cement will become a member of the Builders Merchants Federation, effective 1 February 2015.
Hanson Cement operates three cement plants, one ready-to-use packing plant and 10 packed aggregate sites in the UK. In response to market growth, the company recently invested in a new Multicem plastic packing plant at its Padeswood cement works in North Wales to keep up with demand and provide a stable source of supply.
Keith Ellis, Hanson’s commercial director, said: “Joining the BMF is a natural step for us. We aim to make it easy for customers to do business with us and this brings us closer to an important customer group. It is another important link for our dedicated sales and marketing team who support the builders’ merchants market.”
Commenting on the new member, John Newcomb, managing director of the BMF, said: “Hanson is a leading supplier of heavy building materials with a strong merchant presence and a global pedigree. I’m delighted to welcome a heavy side company with such a weighty profile and look forward to working with them as we strive to represent the wider industry in this election year.”