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Mercedez-Benz supplies 28 Actros tractor units to help deliver Tarmac cement

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Mercedes-Benz went head-to-head with two other manufacturers for Abbey Logistics’ latest fleet order for 28 Actros tractor units. Operating throughout the UK and Europe, Abbey Logistics provides haulage and logistics services covering bulk liquids and powders for customers across a wide variety of sectors. Most of its new trucks are now distributing cement regionally for Tarmac in Scotland. Key to the Mercedes-Benz's success in winning the breakthrough order was the fact that despite bein...

Graeme Bride appointed as plant manager of Tarmac's Aberthaw facility

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

UK-based Tarmac has appointed a new plant manager, Graeme Bride, at its facility in Aberthaw, south Wales. Mr Bride has 19 years of cement plant management experience from time spent in Nigeria and the Philippines. In his most recent role he was health and safety director at Lafarge Africa. "I am looking forward to working across departments to ensure we continue to drive performance to meet market challenges whilst enhancing our activity within the local community, " said Mr Bride. Gr...

Tarmac receives council approval for plant upgrade

18 September 2018, Published under Cement News

UK-based Tarmac has received the approval of East Lothian Council to modernise its facility in Dunbar, Scotland. The plans include the installation of a new grinding station and storage silo. "The proposed mill will replace two existing mills on the site and will be more energy-efficient and quieter than those existing mills," stated the planning officer’s report. Oliver Curtin, plant manager, noted the benefits of the upgrade and how additional permits are still required. "The plans wil...

Tarmac sets up more flexible distribution model

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH group) is to restructure the distribution model for its Cement and Lime division in the UK. A comprehensive strategic review will result in a more flexible regional model for both bulk and packed cement distribution, which have previously operated on a national basis. Tarmac's own fleet operations will handle around 50 per cent of bulk cement and 20 per cent of packed cement distribution, supported by six regional distribution providers selected through a rigorous procurement p...

Tarmac plans Dunbar plant modernisation

20 July 2018, Published under Cement News

UK-based Tarmac has announced plans to modernise its plant in Dunbar, Scotland. The proposal, submitted for approval to the East Lothian Council, includes the addition of a grinding unit, storage silo and a rail loading facility. "These plans will help us take the Dunbar cement operation onto another level in terms of efficiency and use of the rail network for transportation across Scotland and England," said Oliver Curtin, plant manager. The company expects a response from the plannin...

Breedon completes Tarmac asset swap

02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group announced it has completed an asset swap with Tarmac that secures 25Mt of additional mineral reserves and some 50,000tpa of extra asphalt capacity in four key UK locations. The Group has acquired from Tarmac three quarries near Inverness, Penrith and Wrexham, together with a quarry and asphalt plant near Porthmadog, in exchange for 23 of its ready-mixed concrete plants and a payment to Tarmac of GBP6.1m in cash. Commenting on today’s announcement Pat Ward, Breedon’s Grou...

Breedon to find remedies with CMA to conclude Tarmac quarry deals

26 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc's proposed phase 1 acquisition of certain assets from Tarmac, in exchange for a number of ready-mixed concrete plants and a cash payment, as announced on 13 December 2017 has been reviewed by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The CMA has cleared Breedon's acquisition of four quarries from Tarmac but has concluded that there is a realistic prospect of a substantial lessening of competition in three local areas in England and Wales in relation to the supply of r...

CMA launches Breedon and Tarmac asset swap enquiry

01 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has launched Phase 1 of a merger inquiry into the anticipated acquisition by Tarmac of certain assets of Breedon Group. The initial period of the CMA’s merger inquiry began on 28 February, with the deadline for a decision on whether to refer the merger for a Phase 2 investigation currently scheduled for 26 April 2018. In a statement issued on 1 February, the CMA explained that it was "considering whether it is or may be the case that this transact...

Energy minister visits Dunbar cement plant

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy has taken a closer look at energy use in industry, through a visit to Tarmac’s Dunbar Plant, the only cement manufacturing site in Scotland. The visit enabled the Minister to get a closer look at a business that produces essential building products for use across Scotland, at a time when the Scottish Government is actively developing its future energy strategy. Tarmac’s Dunbar Plant Manager Oliver Curtin added: “We were...

UK: Tarmac launches new packaging machine at Tunstead

10 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Tarmac has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art cement packing facility at its Tunstead cement site, near Buxton, Derbyshire, UK. The launch comes as the site celebrates its 50th anniversary of cement production.   The bespoke Haver and Boecker 10-spout Adams 2000 plant is the first of its kind in the UK. The plant will manufacture Tarmac’s leading range of plastic packed and tubbed cement products for merchant and retail customers. With significant storage capacity, the plant will also be use...