BREEDON IRELAND – AN AGGREGATED APPROACH TO SMARTER, SIMPLER OPERATIONS
From 1st May 2022, Whitemountain Quarries Ltd, Lagan Asphalt Ltd, and Lagan Materials Ltd have rebranded as Breedon Ireland.
Since the acquisition in 2018 when the family of Irish companies became part of the Breedon Group, its Irish materials and contracting divisions continued to operate under the brands Lagan in ROI and Whitemountain in NI.
The company believes that it is now time for a more unified approach, with its main objective being to simplify the brand structure in Ireland and provide clearer communication to the industry and its stakeholders.
Who is Breedon?
Breedon Group plc, a leading vertically integrated construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, delivers essential products to the construction sector.
Breedon holds 1bn tonnes of mineral reserves and resources with long reserve life, supplying value-added products and services, including specialty materials, surfacing and highway maintenance operations, to a broad range of customers through its extensive local network of quarries, ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt plants.
The Group’s two well-invested cement plants are actively engaged in a number of carbon reduction practices, which include utilising alternative raw materials and lower carbon fuels. Fully committed to industry best practice and standards of sustainability, Breedon are members of the Global Cement and Concrete Association, support the MPA UK Concrete and Cement Industry ‘Roadmap to Net Zero’, and co-chair both the UK Concrete Steering Group and the UK Concrete Sustainable Construction Committee.
The last decade has seen Breedon deliver a significant contribution in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture, housing, and commercial projects for Ireland and GB. The result of which has meant Breedon has grown into a leader in the heavy side building materials industry.
Breedon’s c.3,500 colleagues embody its commitment to ‘Make a Material Difference’ as the Group continues to execute its strategy to create sustainable value for all stakeholders, delivering growth through organic improvement and acquisition in the heavy side construction materials market.
Breedon place huge significance in, and engage with a national network of local relationships, contributing to the communities they serve, with materials donated to local projects, support for local schools, community events and charity fundraising.
Breedon Ireland’s Managing Director, Terry Lagan, set up the original Lagan Group business in ROI in 1989, which originally comprised an asphalt production & contracting division along with a bitumen emulsion production plant. The business developed from there to cover the entire island, with operations from Cork to Donegal and Galway to Dublin, becoming the largest independent producer of construction materials in ROI. Following the acquisition of the Lagan Group in 2018 he joined Breedon Group as Managing Director of Lagan, Breedon’s business in ROI.
The brand merger of Lagan and Whitemountain to Breedon Ireland will help to combine the Group’s talent, knowledge, and expertise. More robust governance processes mean Breedon, as a unit, can be resilient against future risk, protect the livelihoods and welfare of their employees and refine their sustainable business model to create more value for all stakeholders. The ultimate goal across the entire Breedon Group is to work together as one, all making a material difference.
Together, now bigger, now stronger, now Breedon.
Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine & Plan Magazine