Tarmac acquires two Scottish readymix plants

Tarmac readymixTarmac has acquired 11 of the 14 readymix concrete sites which were made available as part of Breedon Aggregates’ takeover of Hope Construction Materials.

A proposal by Breedon to offload 14 sites to remedy competition concerns arising from its £336 million acquisition was accepted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) last week.

Tarmac has now bought sites in Inverness and Moray as well as another nine in England.

The firm said the acquisition is part of its strategy to ensure it is well positioned to support UK infrastructure and construction growth and will provide significant additional production capacity and coverage for customers, by further strengthening the company’s nationwide network of 120 readymix plants.

Mark Joel, Tarmac managing director for readymix concrete and building products, said: “The acquisition of these sites broadens our nationwide customer offer ensuring that we have ability to serve all major urban conurbations, as well as supplying bespoke projects from a fleet of mobile units. Importantly, we have the flexibility and capacity to meet the supply requirements of any type or size of project – from small schemes through to major housing, commercial, or infrastructure projects.

“Our plant network will continue to be underpinned by commercial, distribution and technical experts so that we offer high-quality customer support from 16 local service centres.”

The locations of the acquired sites include:

  • Inverness, Highland
  • Cloddach, Moray
  • Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Boston, Lincolnshire

  • Spalding, Lincolnshire
  • Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
  • Telford, Halesfield, Shropshire
  • Telford, Trenchlock, Shropshire

  • Shrewsbury, Bayston, Shropshire
  • Coleford, Stowfield, Gloucestershire
  • Leinthall, Herefordshire
  • A number of the sites were formerly owned by Tarmac, three of which are located in Tarmac quarries.

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