Heidelberg Materials UK acquires Mick George Ltd

Heidelberg Materials UK acquires Mick George Ltd
08 May 2024

Heidelberg Materials UK has completed its acquisition of leading recycling company Mick George Ltd (MGL), following approval from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). MGL has an annual turnover of around GBP220m (US$276.4m) and specialises in recycling and waste management services. It operates around 40 recycling facilities, waste transfer stations, aggregate quarries and ready-mixed concrete plants in East Anglia and the East Midlands in the UK.

In order to address the CMA’s competition concerns, the company has divested a combination of eight Heidelberg Materials and MGL sites to PJ Thory as well as the Needingworth quarry to Brice Aggregates. According to Heidelberg Materials, the acquisition strengthens its circular materials offering, adding a substantial recycling platform to the company’s portfolio, supporting the development of innovative technologies for processing waste and upgrading it for use in the construction cycle as a valuable material.

Simon Willis, CEO at Heidelberg Materials UK, said, “I am delighted to confirm the completion of the acquisition of MGL, which is an exciting milestone for us. It is a strong fit and represents a major step as we embrace the opportunities the construction waste sector represents. It will allow us to drive the use of recycled aggregate in building materials and help us reach our target to offer circular alternatives for half of our concrete products by 2030.” 

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