Hanson Aggregates produces and distributes aggregates - crushed rock, sand and gravel - from a network of quarries, depots, and wharves. The division includes Hanson Aggregates Marine, Europe's largest producer of marine-dredged sand and gravel.
We supply aggregates for a variety of construction uses including ready-mixed concrete production, pre-cast concrete, brick and block manufacture and asphalt production. We also produce specialist sands for glass making, horticulture, agriculture and leisure.
We are also able to offer an extensive range of specialist aggregate products, including: industrial sands, agricultural lime, SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) aggregates, and sea defence aggregates.
We also sell sand and gravel to other precast and ready-mixed concrete manufacturers and to the general market.
We use road, rail and water to distribute our products. Our core road fleet of 1,200 liveried trucks is operated principally by self-employed owner-drivers under a franchise scheme.
Hanson are one of the country’s largest users of rail freight, moving over 2.5 million tonnes of aggregates a year from seven rail-connected loading points to 12 distribution depots. We have our own fleet of locomotives and wagons operated by Mendip Rail Limited, a joint venture company formed to manage aggregates distribution by rail. Barges are used to supply production facilities alongside the River Thames.