- Gallagher Group acquires ready-mix concrete plants across Kent from Cemex UK.
- Move doubles both capacity and geographical reach for Gallagher Group’s customers.
- New facilities at Tunbridge Wells, Sittingbourne, Margate and Dover join existing Group operations at Maidstone and Ashford to give full coverage across Kent.
- All existing jobs protected, with additional roles being created.
- Significant further investment planned in infrastructure upgrades and vehicle fleet.
“For some years, our ready-mix concrete customers have been asking us to spread our net wider. These new acquisitions let us to do just that. We’re more than doubling our concrete production capacity, and can now offer our unrivalled service and value to customers right across the county.
“We’re investing significant sums in upgrading these sites, as well as adding to our mixer fleet and taking on additional staff. It’s all part of our fundamental commitment to getting the right product to the right place at the right time and price for our customers, wherever they are.”
Sean Connor, Managing Director, Gallagher Aggregates
Gallagher Group is pleased to confirm its acquisition of ready-mix concrete plants across Kent from Cemex UK today, 12th October 2021. Gallagher Group’s first external acquisition, built on almost 50 years of consistent organic growth, takes its total number of concrete plants from two to six – more than doubling its annual production capacity, and extending its ready-mix supply network right across the county. In another significant boost for customers, they will now be able to deal directly with their local plant and sales team, rather than having to go through a remote central office.
All existing staff at the sites in Tunbridge Wells, Sittingbourne, Margate and Dover will be retained; new driver, supervisory and management roles are also being created. Gallagher Group is making substantial further investment to modernise and upgrade the plants, and is expanding its mixer fleet to match the increase in capacity and geographical reach. The newly-acquired plants join the company’s existing sites at Maidstone and Ashford.
Sean Connor says, “We’re responding to our customers’ needs by investing in enhancing our capacity in the market. More sites means wider coverage, complementing our county-wide ability to offer aggregates, recycling and muck away, and allows ready-mix customers right across Kent to benefit from our outstanding value and commitment to great service.
The values upon which the Gallagher Group have been built, including our commitment to community support, charity work and creating local employment opportunities, will be replicated across Kent, with our customers at the forefront of everything that we do. We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues to the family.”