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Aggregate Industries confirm Land Recovery acquisition

Aggregate Industries UK has announced its acquisition of Land Recovery in a boost to its construction and demolition materials (CDM) position in the UK. 

Aggregate Industries UK, part of the Holcim Group, has plans to be a leader in the CDM market in the UK by 2030.  

“We are extremely happy to announce the acquisition of Land Recovery and welcome them to Aggregate Industries UK and Holcim,” said Dragan Maksimovic, Aggregate Industries chief executive officer and Head of Region West Europe at Holcim.  

“This acquisition further strengthens our position in the CDM market and, in line with other recent investments, reinforces our ambition to be the UK circularity market leader by 2030. 

“There is very clear alignment between Land Recovery’s growth ambitions and our vision to increase the amount of CDM we process and recycle every year. Its strategic site locations in the country also allows us to introduce circular products to new regions utilising shipping and rail transport networks.”  

Land Recovery was established in 1982. Image: Aggregate Industries UK

Land Recovery was established in 1982 by the Beecroft family and has grown to emply 85 people plus 18 contractors across four sites. It does a range of construction demolition materials including primary rail ballast, handling and treating spent ballast and recycling a proportion of it into new products either for the rail network or back into the value chain to create products such as readymix, precast concrete and asphalt. 

“We’re really looking forward to taking the business forward with Aggregate Industries. This allows us to continue our ambitious growth plans and to develop our offering,” Land Recovery managing director Dan Beecroft said. 

“It is really beneficial to be part of a leading UK and global company which has a clear vision for circularity and to be able to have access to their networks and expertise.” 

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