Builders’ Merchants News – Breedon announces £5m investment in new factory in Northern Ireland

Breedon Cement & Products has announced that it will invest £5 million in a new concrete roof tile plant at its factory in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 2023.

The existing facility was originally built by the Lagan Group in 1995. Strong housing markets in Ireland and Britain mean demand has now more than doubled from 1995 levels.

The new plant will have the capacity to produce up to 22 million tiles while allowing the company to expand the range of tile profiles it manufactures.

Managing Director Jude Lagan welcomed the announcement and said it highlights the Breedon Group’s willingness to invest heavily in direct response to market demand: “Our new concrete roof tile plant will be well welcomed by the industry as a direct and timely response to growing demand. .

“This demonstrates Breedon’s confidence in the market going forward, as well as its willingness to continue to work closely with builder’s dealers and roofing specialists to provide them with the products they need.

“The new plant is expected to come into operation in mid to late 2023 and will see an increase in production volumes from 11 million to approximately 22 million tiles per year. Breedon prides itself on being quick to respond to customer needs, so we are happy to say that the new factory will also allow the company to offer lower pitch tiles in the future to meet growing demand in the UK. for this type of product.

The new plant is also seen as important in helping the Breedon Group achieve net zero, both in terms of the thermal efficiency of Breedon products and the carbon footprint, as Lagan pointed out: “Once our new tile factory will be commissioned, we will see a significant reduction in gas, electricity and oil emissions.

“There will also be a substantial reduction in packaging per ton of product. The new plant and equipment will also facilitate a significant reduction in concrete waste, and all waste generated will be recycled within the plant. »

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