Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries
Aggregate Industries
Type Private
Industry Building materials
Founded 1858
Headquarters Bardon, UK
Key people Billy Bolsover , CEO
Products Aggregates
Bespoke and specialist concrete
Commercial hard landscaping
Garden and driveway hard landscaping
Ready mixed concrete and screed
Roofing tiles
Parent Holcim

Aggregate Industries, a member of the Holcim Group, is an aggregates, construction and building materials group, with its base in the United Kingdom. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange until it was acquired by Holcim in 2005.



The Company was originally established in 1858 when James and Joseph Ellis joined Breedon Everard to lease Bardon Hill Quarries.[1] The business, which became known as Ellis & Everard, was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1988. In 1991 it merged with Evered plc to form Evered Bardon; the name was changed in 1993 to Bardon Group. In 1997 it merged again, this time with Camas, (formerly a division of English China Clays) to form Aggregate Industries.[2] In 1999 it entered into a series of major acquisitions in the United States.[3] It was acquired by Holcim, a leading Swiss cement maker, in 2005.[4]


The Company is one of the ‘big five’ construction material suppliers in the UK. Complementing this are operations in the United States (Aggregate Industries US), the Channel Islands, and Norway.


Aggregate Industries UK is divided into the following businesses:[5]

Aggregate Industries Overseas Aggregate Supplies
Alba Minimix Ash Solutions
Bardon Aggregates Bardon Asphalt
Bardon Contracting Bardon Hebrides
Bardon Vectis Border Stone
Bradstone Bradstone International
Bradstone Structural Solutions Example
Brown and Potter Charcon
Charcon Flooring Charcon Precast Solutions
Charcon Specialist Products Elite Minimix
Express Aggregates Express Asphalt
Express Driveways Fyfestone
Garside Sands London Concrete
Masterblock Paragon Materials
Ronez StoneFlair
Yeoman Asphalt


Aggregate Industries US is divided into the following businesses:[6]


In November 2010 the company announced that it would not be paying its subcontractors in December of that year and that it hoped payments would resume in January 2011 [7]. The UK Road Haulage Association raised concerns over the non-payment with the British Government and strongly criticised the company for its treatment of it's suppliers [8]. Commercial Law firm DWF [1] highlighted the need for sub contractors to be wary of accepting work from the company in future.


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