Aggregate Industries buys big Midlands concrete block maker

Aaron Morby 11 months ago
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Building materials supplier Aggregate Industries has bought leading Midlands aggregate concrete block maker Besblock

More sustainable 7N cellular block proves a big lure for Aggregate Industries
More sustainable 7N cellular block proves a big lure for Aggregate Industries

The acquisition of Telford-based Besblock will see Aggregate Industries expand its existing products with more sustainable block products like Besblock’s ‘Star Performer’ cellular hollow block for large and medium-sized housebuilders across the Midlands.

The acquisition will also provide a platform for further growth opportunities outside of the region.

Through its two manufacturing facilities in Telford, Besblock currently produces around 1.7 million m² building blocks per year, equating to approximately 250,000 tonnes.

Its Star Performer cellular block uses recycled aggregates and 24 % less material than a solid block.

The business has strong sustainability credentials, with its fleet of lorries one of the most efficient in the country and with the recent installation of a new 1.65MW biomass boiler and renewable energy system, which will see the business become carbon neutral when operational.

Dragan Maksimovic, CEO of Aggregate Industries UK, said: “The acquisition of Besblock is an important milestone in our journey as we strive to become the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable construction materials and solutions.

“Besblock has invested heavily in sustainability in recent years and its market-leading product range has strong synergies with our own.”

 

 

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