Breedon adds northern firm to the mix

Construction materials group Breedon has acquired Micromix (Northern) Ltd, which trades as Express Minimix, a 'mini mix' concrete operator based in Durham.

Express Minimix operates a fleet of 25 mixer trucks, specialising in delivering small loads of ready-mixed concrete and screeds - up to four cubic metres - to commercial and domestic customers across the North of England and parts of Scotland.

Breedon said its new acquisition complements its existing mini mix businesses, which currently operate throughout the Midlands, East Anglia and parts of Southern England, and will draw material from Breedon's local ready-mixed concrete plants and extend the Group's reach across the north of the UK.

Mike Pearce, managing director GB Materials, commented: ‘Express Minimix is a great bolt-on acquisition for Breedon, it further strengthens our position in a key market for us and extends our market-leading product and service offering for both new and existing customers.’

Last year Breedon’s acquisition of CEMEX UK was the subject of an investigation by the  Competition and Markets Authority, leading to the sale of 14 sites to address competition concerns.

In January, Breedon announced that it had appointed industry heavyweight James Haluch as managing director of its GB Contracting business.

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