Cement is the most important ingredient in concrete, which is the world’s 2nd most consumed thing after water. Portland cement is a local product that is made in Britain and even invented in the UK. No school, house, road, hospital, or bridge could be built without it.
The cement industry contributes nearly a billion pounds annually to the UK economy. It operates 12 manufacturing and two grinding and blending plants and produces around ten million tonnes of Portland cement a year, representing about 90% of the cement sold in the UK.
Top Cement Companies in the United Kingdom
|Sr.No||Cement Companies Name|
|6||Dragon Alfa Cement|
|7||Southern Cement Ltd|
|12||Hope Construction Materials Ltd|
List of Cement Plants in the United Kingdom
|Sr. No.||Group Name||No. of Plants|
|1||Heidelberg Cement AG||6|
|6||Breedon Group Plc||1|
List of Cement Companies Plants in the United Kingdom
|Sr. No.||Group Name||Company Name||Facility Name||City|
|2||Breedon Group Plc||Breedon Cement||Hope Cement Works||Hope Valley|
|4||Cemex||Cemex UK||Tilbury Cement and Ash Plant||Tilbury|
|5||CRH PLC||Tarmac||Aberthaw Works||Barry|
|6||CRH PLC||Tarmac||Barnstone Works||Barnstone|
|7||CRH PLC||Tarmac||Dunbar Works||Dunbar|
|9||Francis Flower||Francis Flower||Scunthorpe Works||Scunthorpe|
|10||Heidelberg Cement AG||Hanson UK||Ketton Works||Stamford|
|11||Heidelberg Cement AG||Hanson UK||Padeswood Works||Mold|
|12||Heidelberg Cement AG||Hanson UK||Port Talbot Regen||Port Talbot|
|13||Heidelberg Cement AG||Hanson UK||Purfleet Works||London|
|14||Heidelberg Cement AG||Hanson UK||Ribblesdale Works||Clitheroe|
|15||Heidelberg Cement AG||Hanson UK||Teespot||Middlesbrough|
|16||LafargeHolcim Ltd||Aggregate Industries Ltd||Cauldon Works||Stoke-on-Trent|
|17||LafargeHolcim Ltd||Aggregate Industries Ltd||Cookstown Works||Cookstown|
Cement Companies in the United kingdom with Revenue
|Sr.No||Cement Companies Name||Revenue|
|1||Cemex||$ 18000 Million|
|2||Heidelberg Cement||$ 22430 Million|
|3||Lafarge Holcim||$ 28880 Million|
|4||Hanson Cement||$ 16000 Million|
|5||Breedon Cement||$ 1106.30 Million|
|6||Dragon Alfa Cement||$ 28.43 Miilion|
|7||Southern Cement Ltd||$346.74 Million|
|8||Tarmac.||$ 2749.9 Million|
|9||Titan Cement||$ 1915.8 Million|
|10||Aventas Group||$1 Million|
Best Cement Brands in the UK As Per Revenue
Here, is a list of Best Cement Company in the United Kingdom.
Best Brands of Cement Company
|Rating As Per Production|
|1||Lafarge Holcim||1.00 ⭐|
|2||Heidelberg Cement||2.00 ⭐|
|4||Hanson Cement||4.00 ⭐|
|6||Titan Cement||6.00 ⭐|
|7||Breedon Cement||7.00 ⭐|
|8||Southern Cement Ltd||8.00 ⭐|
|9||Dragon Alfa Cement||9.00⭐|
|10||Aventas Group||10.00 ⭐|
What is the Cement Manufacturing industry in the UK?
Industry Products and Services
- Portland cement
- Other hydraulic cement
- Cement clinker
- Aluminous cement
- Portland cement manufacturing
- Clinker manufacturing
- Other hydraulic cement manufacturing
- Aluminous cement manufacturing
Top Cement Companies in UK
The list of top cement companies in us are as follows.
- Hanson Cement.
- Breedon Cement.
- Lafarge Cement.
- Tarmac Cement.
- Dragon Alfa Cement.
- Southern Cement.
- Titan Cement.
CEMEX Cement is a global building materials company with a presence in 50+ countries. In the UK, CEMEX holds the leading positions in cement, aggregates, and ready-mixed concrete. With more than a century’s worth of experience, the company serves all sectors of the major civil engineering contractors, including concrete product providers, the construction industry, ready mixed concrete manufacturers, and builders’ merchants.
In the UK, CEMEX has 3 cement plants, including the country’s largest cement manufacturing facility in Warwickshire, Rugby, where cement has been produced since the year 1860s. In the year 1990s, a number of old kilns were closed and replaced with award-winning kiln and a modern in Rugby that integrates pollution control in the design and has reduced sulphur dioxide emissions by 95% compared to the output of the previous kilns.
CEMEX UK also has cement facilities in North Lincolnshire, South Ferriby, and Tilbury in Essex, in addition to its 6 marine import terminals.
Much of British construction draws its strength from CEMEX, with products being used in hospitals and housing developments and in vital projects, such as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Heathrow’s Terminal 5.
2. Hanson Cement
Hanson Cement is one of the UK’s best and largest suppliers of heavy building and construction materials to the construction industry, and it is a part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global business with leading market positions in cement, aggregates, and ready-mixed concrete.
The UK cement division operates Padeswood in North Wales, kilns at Ketton in Rutland, and Ribblesdale in Lancashire, and also produces ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), a cement replacement in precast concrete and ready-mixed, at Purfleet in Essex and Port Talbot in South Wales. The division includes a packed products business that sells a range of bagged cement and aggregates.
Major developments at the three cement work in current years include investments to increase the use of alternative fuels in the kilns. These include profuel – a solid kiln fuel manufactured from plastic, paper, and fibrous wastes that are either uneconomic or impossible to recycle – and solid recovered fuel (SRF), which is made from domestic waste and biomass.
3. Breedon Cement
Breedon Cement’s headquarter is located in Derbyshire. Breedon Cement operates the UK’s largest cement factory or plant by capacity, production capacity around 1.5 MT (million tonnes) of cement each year, supported by almost 20 years of limestone reserves. It also imports cementitious products through two terminals in Scotland and northern England.
Our four strategically located rail-linked cement depots in England have more than a million tonnes of throughput capacity, including a state-of-the-art facility at Dagenham, which produces a range of packed cement products.
4. Lafarge Cement
Lafarge Cement group is run by Aggregate Industries, a leading brand in the infrastructure and construction industries.
Lafarge Group supplies and produces a wide range of construction materials, including asphalt, aggregates, precast concrete, and ready-mixed concrete products. Lafarge Group also imports, supplies, and produces cement materials and offers contracting service and a national road surfacing.
Lafarge prides itself on best practices in sustainability, Lafarge Group having become the first company to be certificated to BES 6001, The Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products, developed by a founding member of the UK Green Building Council and the BRE (Building Research Establishment). Aggregate Industry is a member or part of the LafargeHolcim Group.
5. Tarmac Cement
Tarmac Cement is the UK’s leading and best sustainable construction solutions and building materials business. Our innovative solutions and services help us to deliver the infrastructure and industry needed to grow the economy currently and create a more sustainable built environment to support our future prosperity.
Tarmac Cement has 150 years of experience and heritage. Tarmac is a national network combining the knowledge and expertise and local businesses of two of the construction industry’s most iconic brands: pioneers, Tarmac, and inventors of the blue circle, and modern road, the company that patented Portland Cement.
Tarmac has 7,000+ employees across a network of 400+ sites across the UK.
Tarmac is part of CRH, and it is the world’s leading building materials business.
Tarmac provides services and goods in the following areas:
E Concrete > Cement and Lime
Special activities, requirements
(A) Quality, testing, research organizations
6. Dragon Alfa Cement
Dragon Cement is the best and leading cement import company in the UK. Dragon Cement has been successfully importing cement into the UK for the last 30+ years through our terminals in Portland and Sharpness.
Dragon Cement is a Whole owned and subsidiary of the Cementos Portland Valderrivas group of companies. Dragon Cement is maintaining its independence in the United Kingdom with the support of one of the best-leading cement manufacturers in Europe.
At Dragon, it prides itself on offering the highest level of service to the customers. Our team of knowledgeable, friendly, and skilled staff will ensure your cement requirements are fulfilled.
7. Southern Cement
Southern Cement is fully operated by Irish Cement Ltd. It is Ireland’s leading cement producer for 80+ years.
Both companies, Southern and Ireland are the part of CRH Group,and it is an international leader in building materials.
Southern Cement has 79,200 + employees at 3100+ locations worldwide.
From our terminals in Ipswich and Shoreham, we supply premium quality bulk and bagged cement products to customers in the South East and London construction markets.
Customers outside of the South East of England are supplied by our sister company Premier Cement Ltd. from depots in Swansea, Liverpool, Salford, Howden and Montrose.
We take pride in the fact that our cements are produced using the most advanced, energy-efficient dry process technology to the highest international standards. Our manufacturing plants operate to ISO 9001(2015) and ISO 14001(2015) quality and environmental management systems.
Our cements are tested and certified to fully comply with the requirements of the European cement standard EN 197. Dedicated marketing and after-sales advisory teams ensure technical support for our customers.
8. Titan Cement
TITAN Group is an international cement and building materials producer aspiring to serve the needs of society, while contributing to sustainable growth with responsibility and integrity.
The Group has cement production facilities in 10 countries and presence in more than 15 countries. With an annual capacity of 27 million metric tons of cement and cementitious materials, it employs about 5,500 people worldwide.
The Group’s business activities include the production, transportation and distribution of cement, concrete, aggregates, fly ash, mortars and other building materials.
We create value through the transformation of raw materials into building products, their distribution to customers and the provision of related services, serving the societal need for safe, durable, resilient and affordable housing and infrastructure.
By actively participating in global collaborations and international organizations we aim to address global sustainability challenges, under the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. We are a participant of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and a core member of CSR Europe the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA).
The Group’s parent company is TITAN Cement International (TCI), a Belgian company listed on Euronext Brussels, Euronext Paris and Athens Exchange. TITAN Cement International became TITAN Group’s parent company following the successful completion of a Voluntary Share Exchange Offer submitted to the shareholders of TITAN Cement Company S.A., the Group’s former parent company, which is based in Greece. The statutory seat of TCI is in Brussels, while its seat of management is in Cyprus.