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Martin Engineering opens new UK facility

20 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Bulk handling specialist Martin Engineering has opened a new facility in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK, to offer an improved service to UK and Scandinavian customers. The team at Mansfield will be lead by Aaron Bartram, who has 30 years of experience running major production operations in the heavy building products sector. “The UK and Scandinavia are centres of excellence when it comes to bulk material handling and processing,” said Robert Whetstone, Martin Engineering’s European vice p...

Cemex UK moves to Rugby

19 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK is moving its headquarters from Thorpe, Surrey, to its offices in Rugby, Warwickshire, to create a new HQ from 1 July 2018, said the company in a statement. The company has had close links with Rugby for nearly 150 years and operates one of the most modern plants in the town. To date the location has provided a regional centre for the company. From 1 July the senior leadership team and all back-office functions such as Taxation, Communications and Human Resources will be based at...

Breedon Group Plc acquires Blinkbonny quarry

01 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Breedon Northern Ltd, a subsidiary of Breedon Group plc, has completed the acquisition of Blinkbonny Quarry (Borders) Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Blinkbonny operates a quarry and ready-mixed concrete plant near Kelso in the Scottish Borders, employing 14 people. The acquisition provides Breedon with its first quarry in the region, with approximately 2.8Mt of high-quality basalt hard rock reserves and resources and a fleet of ready-mixed concrete mixers and tippers together with a volumetr...

UKQAA appoints new chair person

03 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The UK Quality Ash Association (UKQAA) has appointed Tarmac's Allan Everett as the association's new chair, taking over from Power Minerals' Ivan Skidmore who spent four years in the role.   The UKQAA is the UK's leading authority on the use of quality ash in construction and engineering applications and represents a range of members from across the construction supply chain.   Allan Everett, also Tarmac’s ash business manager, will help steer the association and work with its membership, to...

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...

Breedon appoint deputy chairman

25 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group plc, the UK's largest independent construction materials group, has appointed Amit Bhatia as non-executive deputy chairman, with immediate effect. Amit joined Breedon’s Board as a non-executive director in August 2016, following the group's acquisition of Hope Construction Materials Ltd. Amitis a Director of Abicad Holding Ltd, a shareholder in Breedon, and Vice Chairman of Queens Park Rangers FC.

Breedon expands its UK operations

23 April 2018, Published under Cement News

This week Breedon Group Plc announced that it had entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Lagan Group (Holdings) Ltd for GBP455m. While the aim is to create a leading independent construction materials group in the UK and Ireland, this move will provide the group with a platform to establish further organic growth and bolt-on acquisitions. The acquisition is expected to give Breedon annual cost savings of approximately GBP5m by the third full year following completion. The ...

Breedon expands its UK operations

20 April 2018, Published under Cement News

This week Breedon Group Plc announced that it had entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Lagan Group (Holdings) Ltd for GBP455m. While the aim is to create a leading independent construction materials group in the UK and Ireland, this move will provide the group with a platform to establish further organic growth and bolt-on acquisitions. The acquisition is expected to give Breedon annual cost savings of approximately GBP5m by the third full year following completion. The acqui...

Quinn Industrial Holdings records positive 2017

12 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) has recorded a 7.4 per cent YoY increase in turnover to EUR209m for the full-year 2017 period. EBITDA saw a significant improvement of 31 per cent, from EUR18.2m to EUR23.9m. The positive results have been partly attributed to a strong performance from Quinn Building Products, which benefitted from the ongoing building recovery in the ROI and stronger exports to the UK via its new cement export hub at Warrenpoint, according to a press release. Liam McCa...

Cemex Go is launched in the UK

12 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has introduced the first fully-digital customer integration platform onto the UK construction and building market this week, which it claims will revolutionise the way in which the industry does business. Cemex Go uses the latest digital-industrial technology available through desktops and mobile devices to allow customers to place orders, track shipments, manage invoices and make payments for Cemex's building products including bagged and bulk cement, ready-mixed concrete and agg...