Cement is the essential ingredient in concrete, which is the world's second most consumed substance after water. Portland cement is a local product made in Britain and even invented here. 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 10 manufacturing and two grinding and blending plants and produces around ten million tonnes of Portland cement a year, representing about 78% of the cement sold in the UK, with the rest being made up from imports.
MPA Cement is the trade association representing the six major UK Portland cement manufacturers, namely: Breedon Cement (A Breedon Group company), CEMCOR, CEMEX UK, Hanson Cement, Lafarge Cement and Tarmac and a Calcium Aluminate Cement producer Imerys.
MPA Cement is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.
MPA Cement, Gillingham House, 38-44 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HU
T: 0207 963 8000