HeidelbergCement has been present in the UK since 1999 mainly with three cement plants and a network of distribution depots. The size of the UK business increased in 2007 with the acquisition of Hanson PLC, which included aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt.
Hanson UK is a leading supplier in the UK of heavy building materials to the construction industry, its headquarters is in Maidenhead in Berkshire. The main products are cement, aggregates (crushed rock, sand, and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt.
Hanson UK’s principal markets are in England and Wales and the central belt of Scotland. We operate around 300 production sites and employ around 3,500 people. Our production sites are located close to core markets to reduce the costs and impact of transport. We also operate a series of depots and wharves, supplied by road, rail and sea, to ensure the efficient transfer of aggregates and cement to areas of greatest demand and where local materials are not readily available.
Hanson Cement is a leading manufacturer of cement, both in bulk and in bags, and produces Regen (ground granulated blast furnace slag) – a cement replacement in ready-mixed and precast concrete. The product range also includes our packed products operations, which produce a range of bagged cement, cementitious products and mortars.
Hanson Aggregates produces and distributes aggregates - crushed rock, sand and gravel - from a network of over 70 quarries, depots, and wharves. This division includes Hanson Aggregates Marine, Europe's largest producer of marine-dredged sand and gravel.
Hanson Concrete is UK’s largest supplier of ready-mixed concrete from a network of around 180 static and mobile production plants.
Hanson Asphalt and Contracting manages our asphalt production sites and a national road surfacing and contracting business. It also includes Midland Quarry Products, a quarrying and asphalt business based at Whitwick in Leicestershire.
Number of Plants
(As of 2017)