Hanson UK is a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry. They produce aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement-related materials.
Their basic raw materials are used to make added-value products:
- Crushed rock and sand are mixed with bitumen to make asphalt for road surfacing
- Sand, gravel and limestone are mixed with cement to make ready-mixed concrete
- Aggregates and cement are put into handy-sized bags for selling through builders' merchants and DIY stores
The principal market for Hanson is the major conurbations in England and Wales and the central belt of Scotland. They employ around 3,500 people in jobs ranging from specialist and professional managers to production operatives.