About us

Breedon is a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland. We operate two cement plants and around 80 quarries, 40 asphalt plants, 170 ready-mixed concrete plants, nine concrete and clay products plants, four contract surfacing businesses, six import/export terminals and two slate production facilities.


We have strong asset backing, with nearly 900 million tonnes of mineral reserves and resources. Our strategy is to continue growing organically and through the acquisition of businesses in the heavyside construction materials market. 

We report as three segments:  Great Britain (GB), Ireland and Cement.  Our operations in GB and Ireland are fully-integrated aggregates and downstream products businesses.  Our Cement business is a major producer of bulk and bagged cement in GB and the Republic of Ireland.

OUR PARTNER COMPANIES

Our associate company BEAR Scotland manages Scotland's North-West and North-East trunk road networks on behalf of Transport Scotland. We also hold a majority stake in traffic management services company Alba Traffic Management.

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Breedon's GB business comprises fully-integrated aggregates and downstream products businesses extending from Stornoway in the north of Scotland to Andover in Hampshire.  We supply aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete & mortar and concrete blocks, together with a range of specialist building products including clay bricks and tiles, other clay products, decorative aggregates and Welsh Slate, which are sold throughout the UK and Ireland.

Breedon trades in Northern Ireland as Whitemountain, a fully-integrated aggregates and downstream products business based in County Antrim.  It comprises all Breedon’s construction materials and contracting services businesses (aggregates, asphalt, ready–mixed concrete, bitumen, contract surfacing, highway maintenance, civil engineering and airfield construction) in Northern Ireland, with specific project delivery in the UK.  Whitemountain also operates two landfill sites and an aggregates terminal in Belfast which ships specialist minerals to Great Britain. Go to Whitemountain

Breedon trades in the Republic of Ireland as Lagan, a fully-integrated aggregates and downstream products business headquartered in Dublin.  In common with Whitemountain, it comprises all Breedon’s construction materials and contracting services businesses (aggregates, asphalt, ready–mixed concrete, bitumen, contract surfacing highway maintenance, civil engineering and airfield construction) in the Republic of Ireland.  Go to Lagan

Headquartered at our Hope cement works in Derbyshire, Breedon Cement operates two cement plants in the UK and Ireland, including the UK's largest cement plant by capacity, together capable of producing more than two million tonnes of cement each year.  It also imports and exports cementitious products through three terminals in Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.  Our four strategically-located rail-linked cement depots in England have more than a million tonnes of throughput capacity.

In addition to bulk cement, Breedon also supplies a full range of bagged cement products throughout Ireland and Great Britain.  Go to Breedon Cement

Our business model: how we add value

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