Breedon Group acquires Blinkbonny Quarry

Published:  04 June, 2018

Breedon Northern Limited, a subsidiary of construction materials supplier Breedon Group, has acquired Blinkbonny Quarry in Scotland.

Blinkbonny operates a quarry and ready-mixed concrete plant near Kelso in the Scottish Borders, employing 14 people.

The acquisition provides Breedon with its first quarry in the region, with approximately 2.8 million tonnes of high-quality basalt hard rock reserves and resources and a fleet of ready-mixed concrete mixers and tippers together with a volumetric concrete mixer.

A spokesperson for the Group said: “Breedon’s strategy is to grow both organically and via earnings-enhancing acquisitions. We plan to continue to expand with further bolt-on acquisitions and we have a pipeline of potential deals.

“The site in Blinkbonny opens up a new regional market for Breedon in the Scottish borders. It is well established with a strong identity, and well invested with significant long-term aggregates reserves. It will also give us the opportunity to internalise the supply of aggregates to our existing ready-mixed concrete plants.”

Alan Mackenzie, Managing Director of Breedon Northern, added: “Blinkbonny gives us a great opportunity to establish a presence in the Scottish Borders, through a business with long-term mineral reserves and resources. It is well invested, with modern plant and machinery, and has established an excellent reputation for quality and service among its customers in the surrounding area.”

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