Construction materials supplier Aggregate Industries has acquired road surfacing and highway maintenance contractor Northumbrian Roads Limited.
Aggregate, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, described the firm has having ‘a very strong presence in the North East market, due to their two large asphalt plants in the Port of Tyne and the Port of Sunderland’.
It said the acquisition is in line with its Strategy 2022, 'Building for Growth', and will allow it to strengthen its market position in order to support the major infrastructure schemes that will help the economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.
CEO Guy Edwards said: ‘We have been very impressed with the Northumbrian Roads Limited business. They share the same values; including a strong health and safety culture and their expertise and approach to customer service, so I believe that they will be a great addition to our portfolio.
‘Throughout the pandemic we have been proud to help keep Britain running and this acquisition will allow us to play an important part in the North East infrastructure schemes. I am delighted to welcome Northumbrian Roads Limited into the Aggregate Industries family.’
Northumbrian Roads managing director Sean Lynch said: ‘Ever since the company was founded by my father John Lynch and business partner George Barton over 31 years ago, we have progressively grown the company, focusing on strong relations with our customers, teamwork and innovation, complemented by the highest quality materials and a first class service.
‘We are now excited to continue our journey under the ownership of Aggregate Industries, as this partnership will allow us to further develop our business, while maintaining our ambition to be the preferred surfacing partner for all our customers.’