Strong growth for Aggregate Industries’ contracting division
18/02/2015 Highways Reporters
Aggregate Industries’ contracting division closed 2014 with a 37% increase in volume on the previous year, helped by a number of contract wins in the highways market.
In the north, with the support of the company’s asphalt supply team, the contracting division was awarded its largest single contract to date, the A1 Leeming to Barton Scheme. This scheme is set to run from 2014-2016, during which time 600,000 tonnes of asphalt will be supplied and laid.
Centrally, a number of contracts were successfully delivered, totalling in excess of 500,000 tonnes of asphalt, under the Stoke City Council carriageway framework, the Highways Agency area 9 framework and the Northampton framework, to mention just a few.
In the southern areas, numerous contracts were successfully delivered including works in the Highways Agency areas 1, 3 and 5.
Darren Checksfield, head of business development for Aggregate Industries contracting division, commented: “The contracting team worked with passion and skill throughout 2014 to deliver record volumes of material and secure a number of exciting high-profile projects which we will continue to supply over the next few years.
“As we prepare for a further increase in demand, fuelled by the government’s substantial investment into the UK’s roads, we strive to maintain the service levels and product quality that we have become renowned for.”