About us

Breedon is a leading construction materials group in the UK and Ireland. We operate two cement plants and around 80 quarries, 40 asphalt plants, 170 ready-mixed concrete and mortar 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 operate as three autonomous divisions:  Breedon Northern and Breedon Southern are fully-integrated aggregates and downstream products businesses, and Breedon Cement is the UK's only independent cement producer.

On 20 April 2018 Breedon acquired Lagan Group, a leading supplier of construction materials and contract surfacing in Ireland and the UK, supplying a range of bulk and bagged cement, aggregates (including Welsh Slate) , asphalt and bitumen, with services ranging from road surfacing and maintenance to airfield surfacing. Founded in 1960, Lagan was one of the largest privately-owned companies in Ireland, employing approximately 750 people.  Lagan's operations are currently being integrated into the Breedon Group.

Revisit this page for updated information as the integration progresses.

For more information visit www.lagan-group.com


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.




Headquartered at Breedon on the Hill near East Midlands Airport, Breedon Southern operates 25 quarries, five rail-fed aggregates depots, 10 asphalt plants and around 100 ready-mixed concrete and mortar plants, serving southern England, Wales, the Midlands, East Anglia and parts of northern England.

Our southern contract surfacing business undertakes minor road surfacing projects as well as major infrastructure contracts, serving an area from mid-Wales to the east coast and from the M62 corridor to the South Midlands.


Headquartered near Dundee, Breedon Northern operates 43 quarries, 16 asphalt plants, around 60 ready-mixed concrete plants and two concrete block plants, primarily supplying the north, west and east of Scotland (including the Hebrides) and parts of northern England. 

Our northern contract surfacing business operates throughout Scotland and the north of England, undertaking both minor road surfacing projects and major infrastructure contracts.


Headquartered at our Hope cement works in Derbyshire, Breedon Cement operates the UK's largest cement plant by capacity, capable of producing around 1.5 million tonnes of cement each year, supported by at least 20 years of limestone reserves.  It also imports cementitious products through two terminals in Scotland and northern England.  

Our four strategically-located rail-linked cement depots in England have more than a million tonnes of throughput capacity, including a state-of-the-art facility at Dagenham which produces a range of packed cement products.

In the Spring of 2018 the former Lagan cementitious operations, including its modern cement plant at Kinnegad in the Republic of Ireland, were integrated into Breedon Cement.

Our business model*: how we add value

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