Breedon acquire Nottingham Readymix
19 January 2012 - 16:33
UK’s largest independent aggregates business fills a gap in its ready-mix coverage in the East Midlands
BREEDON Aggregates Ltd, have filled a gap in their coverage of the East Midlands by entering the Nottingham ready-mixed concrete market with the acquisition of Nottingham Readymix.
Nottingham is a key centre of economic activity in the region, with a number of major infrastructure and commercial projects currently under way or in the pipeline, including a £600 million tram project due to start this year.
Established in 2008, BSI-accredited Nottingham Readymix are the leading suppliers of ready-mixed concrete in the city, employing 11 staff and operating a modern fleet of four, six and eight cubic metre delivery vehicles from their computerized batching plant in Dunkirk.
Commenting on the acquisition, Simon Vivian, Breedon Aggregates’ group chief executive, said: ‘This is a great business with deep roots in the Nottinghamshire community and we are proud to welcome it as the newest member of the Breedon Aggregates group.
‘Our success at Breedon Aggregates has been built on giving our customers an outstanding service, delivered locally, promptly and to the highest possible quality. Nottingham Readymix has exactly the same ethos.
‘From a practical point of view, nothing will change following this acquisition. The business will continue to trade as Nottingham Readymix and its senior management team will continue to run the business day to day.’
In the longer term, Nottingham Readymix will form Breedon Aggregates’ Nottinghamshire hub, from which the company intends to develop its ready-mixed concrete operations over the next few years. The team there will work closely with Breedon Aggregates’ flagship quarry at Cloud Hill, near Breedon-on-the-Hill, which will supply them with crushed rock.
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