Whitemountain Quarries Ltd, Lagan Asphalt Ltd, and Lagan Materials Ltd have recently rebranded as Breedon Ireland.
Since the acquisition in 2018, when the family of Irish companies became part of the Breedon Group, its Irish materials and contracting divisions continued to operate under the brands Lagan in ROI and Whitemountain in NI.
Breedon Group plc, a leading vertically-integrated construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, delivers essential products and services to the construction sector.
In addition to holding 1bn tonnes of mineral reserves and resources with long reserve life, Breedon supply value-added products and services, including specialty materials, surfacing and highway maintenance operations, to a broad range of customers through its extensive local network of quarries, ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt plants.
Breedon’s c.3,500 colleagues embody its commitment to ‘Make a Material Difference’ as the Group continues to execute its strategy to create sustainable value for all stakeholders, delivering growth through organic improvement and acquisition in the heavy side construction materials market.
The Group’s two well-invested cement plants are actively engaged in carbon reduction practices, which include utilising alternative raw materials and lower carbon fuels.
Breedon Ireland’s Managing Director, Terry Lagan, set up the original Lagan Group business in ROI in 1989, which originally comprised an asphalt production & contracting division along with a bitumen emulsion production plant.
The business developed from there to cover the entire island, with operations from Cork to Donegal and Galway to Dublin, becoming the largest independent producer of construction materials in ROI.
A sign of great things to come for the company in the Northern Region, Breedon Ireland are currently completing the final phase of works at Prince of Wales Avenue, Stormont, Belfast, with upgraded bituminous asphalt finished footways, as well as being the main contractor on the Mealough Road Junction Improvements scheme.
The brand merger of Lagan and Whitemountain to Breedon Ireland will help to combine the Group’s talent, knowledge, and expertise. More robust governance processes mean Breedon, as a unit, can be resilient against future risk, protect the livelihoods and welfare of their employees and refine their sustainable business model to create more value for all stakeholders.
The goal across the entire Breedon Group is to work together as one, all making a material difference.