Our business

Hanson UK is one of the largest suppliers of heavy building materials to the construction industry. We produce aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and cement. We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, which has leading global positions in aggregates, cement, concrete and heavy building products. Our products are basic but essential and are helping to build the modern world. 

Capital investment for 2018 totalled £90 million. The number of jobs provided at January 1, 2019 was 3,541. We provide economic benefits within the areas we operate through employment, purchasing and the use of local contractors to support our regular workforce.

Our headquarters is in Maidenhead, Berkshire, and our IT and shared service centre and UKAS-accredited national testing laboratory is in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire.  Our national customer service centre is in Syston, Leicestershire. Our business is managed in five divisions - aggregates, asphalt and contracting, concrete, cement and supply chain. 

Hanson Aggregates produces and distributes crushed rock, sand and gravel from a network of quarries, depots and wharves. The division includes Hanson Aggregates Marine, Europe's largest producer of marine-dredged sand and gravel which delivers to wharves in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

Hanson Asphalt and Contracting brings together management of our asphalt production sites and a national road surfacing and infrastructure contracting business. It also includes the asphalt and quarrying business MQP.

Hanson Concrete is the UK’s largest supplier of ready-mixed concrete from a network of around 180 static and mobile production plants.

Hanson Cement is a leading manufacturer of cement, both in bulk and in bags, and produces Regen (ground granulated blast furnace slag) – a cement replacement in ready-mixed and precast concrete. The division includes our packed products business, which produces a range of bagged cementitious and aggregate products.

Our supply chain function provides a company-wide focus on transport, distribution planning and customer service and oversees over 6,000 deliveries every day by road, rail and water. We also own the walling contractor Irvine Whitlock and run the joint venture Smiths Concrete

Production operations at December 2018

Aggregates depots and wharves


Asphalt plants


Cement depots and wharves


Cement plants


Regen plants


Marine dredgers


Packed products plants


Quarries – sand and gravel


Quarries – crushed rock


Ready-mixed concrete plants