British Precast affiliates with MPA
UK concrete products trade federation British Precast has signed an affiliation agreement with the MPA designed to add greater value for its members and to improve business prospects along the supply chain.
British Precast has 179 full, associate and affiliate members representing over £2 billion turnover to add to the £5 billion turnover and 220 members of the MPA.
The combination of British Precast and the MPA will create a powerful lobbying force for both concrete and other heavy-side materials.
‘We are delighted to have British Precast and its members as affiliates of the MPA,’ commented MPA acting chief executive Nigel Jackson. ‘We look forward to increasingly close collaboration with a view to moving to an integrated corporate structure over the next 12 months, as we seek to develop concrete’s market share and work to deliver maximum value for our collective membership.
‘It is vital that the entire concrete industry speaks with one aligned voice to ensure that this essential range of products plays its natural role in the built environment.’
British Precast chief executive Martin Clarke added: ‘Affiliation to the MPA has the full support of all our members. It is important that we use the opportunity to create a better future for the industry – that means working ever closer with key strategic partners.
‘For the precast concrete sector, it is especially important that we work together to secure a strong long-term UK supply platform for cement and aggregates.’