About us

We produce aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement related materials. We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, which has leading global positions in aggregates, cement and concrete. Hanson UK is split into four business lines – aggregates, concrete, asphalt and contracting and cement – which together operate around 300 manufacturing sites and employ over 3,500 people.

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Latest news

Hanson extends RSPB nature reserve
Hanson launches new online training for merchants
Hanson UK customer service centre opens in Syston, Leicestershire
13 September 2016

Hanson extends RSPB nature reserve

A further 96 hectares of restored land at Hanson UK’s Needingworth quarry in Cambridgeshire has been handed over to the RSPB as part of a 30-year partnership project to create a wildlife nature reserve from a working sand and gravel quarry. The new land will double the size of the Ouse Fen reserve, making it bigger than 200 football pitches and setting it on the way to becoming the UK’s largest reedbed. The Hanson-RSPB wetland project at Needingworth is the biggest planned nature conservation restoration scheme in Europe. It began in 2001 and is primarily being created for bitterns, a species...
1 September 2016

Hanson launches new online training for merchants

Hanson UK has launched a free online training portal to help merchants and their staff improve their knowledge of cement and in turn improve the service they offer to their customers. The Hanson Merchant Academy aims to provide an understanding of the company’s core cement product range to ensure merchant teams sell the right product for the job. Andy Simpson, packed products national commercial director, explains: “The new training portal is easy to use and allows merchants to track the performance of their learners. It has been developed to help our customers provide a better, more...
8 August 2016

Hanson UK customer service centre opens in Syston, Leicestershire

Hanson UK’s new national customer service centre at Watermead Business Park, Syston in Leicestershire opens for business today. The first wave of 150 ordering, sales administration and distribution staff has transferred from an ageing building off Ashby Road in Shepshed into One Marlborough Court and the entire 240+ team will come together by the end of the year. Finola Timmins, general manager of the customer service centre, said: “Having the combined group under one roof will help improve the service we offer to our customers and the design of this outstanding building will also contribute...