Borders quarry snapped up by Breedon

Construction materials group Breedon has completed the acquisition of Blinkbonny Quarry (Borders) Limited 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 group subsidiary Breedon Northern Limited with its first quarry in the region, with approximately 2.8 million tonnes of high-quality basalt hard rock reserves and resources and a fleet of ready-mixed concrete mixers and tippers together with a volumetric concrete mixer.

Alan Mackenzie, managing director of Breedon Northern, said: “Blinkbonny gives us a great opportunity to establish a presence in the Scottish Borders, through a business with long-term mineral reserves and resources. It is well invested, with modern plant and machinery, and has established an excellent reputation for quality and service among its customers in the surrounding area.”

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