Francis Flower acquires Hanson Cement's GGBS unit, UK

Francis Flower acquires Hanson Cement's GGBS unit, UK
Published: 04 August 2015

Tagged Under: GGBS UK Hanson Cement Francis Flower 

Mineral resources company Francis Flower yesterday announced the acquisition of the ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) facility in Scunthorpe, UK, from Hanson Cement.

The business is capable of producing more than half a million tonnes of GGBS every year and supplies customers in the Midlands and North of England.

GGBS complements Francis Flower’s existing range of high quality powdered minerals, which originate as by-products from various industries reducing the need for mineral extraction and landfill, delivering sustainable environmental solutions for its customers, the company said in a statement.

Speaking about the acquisition, Adrian Willmott, Chairman and CEO of Francis Flower, said: “We are absolutely delighted and very excited to announce this new acquisition. GGBS is an excellent fit to our existing product range and will help further our longstanding relationships in this sector.”

“We are very much looking forward to working with the team in Scunthorpe and developing the opportunities in the GGBS market as the UK construction sector continues to grow.”