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 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 five autonomous divisions:  Breedon Northern & Breedon Southern in Great Britain, Whitemountain in Northern Ireland and Lagan in the Republic of Ireland are fully-integrated aggregates and downstream products businesses.  Breedon Cement 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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Headquartered at Breedon on the Hill near East Midlands Airport, Breedon's GB business comprises two autonomous divisions, both fully-integrated aggregates and downstream products businesses.  Breedon Northern, based near Dundee in Scotland, supplies aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete & mortar and concrete blocks to the north, west and east of Scotland (including the Hebrides) and parts of northern England.  Breedon Southern, based at Breedon on the Hill, supplies the same range of products to southern England, Wales, the Midlands, East Anglia and parts of northern England.  Both divisions also operate substantial contract surfacing businesses, which undertake minor road-surfacing projects as well as major infrastructure contracts.

Also based at Breedon on the Hill is the Group's specialist building products business, which supplies clay bricks and tiles, other clay products, masonry products, decorative aggregates and Welsh Slate 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 businesses (aggregates, asphalt, ready–mixed concrete, bitumen, 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 RoI as Lagan, a fully-integrated aggregates and downstream products business headquartered in Dublin.  It comprises all Breedon’s construction materials and contracting businesses (aggregates, asphalt, ready–mixed concrete, bitumen, 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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