Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK’s leading sustainable building products and construction solutions business. Our innovative products, services and solutions help to deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the economy today and create a more sustainable built environment to support the future prosperity of the UK economy.
With over 150 years of experience we have a breadth of capability and expertise that covers aggregates (including recycled aggregates), asphalt, readymixed concrete, cement, lime and powders, mortars, screeds, blocks and other building products. Our products are used to build the future, making things better for people, the planet and the UK economy, from building new homes and offices to building schools, hospitals, bridges, roads, clean water and flood defences. Our materials are also used to make other essential products such as steel, paper, glass and drinking water.
In addition, we provide road maintenance and contracting services, surfacing more than 4,800 miles of road in the UK each year, and maintaining a further 13,600 miles of the local road network annually.
Tarmac, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CRH plc, is a national business, operating more than 400 strategic units across the UK. We have stewardship of some 185,000 acres of land and employ around 8400 people. Our head office is located in Solihull in the West Midlands.
We provide our products, services and solutions through four distinct business units that operate locally across the UK;
Our Materials business unit offers a wide range of aggregates, asphalt and readymix concrete products. The Materials business is managed across three regions and covers eight local areas which enable us build stronger relationships with our customers and deliver excellent customer service.
Our Building Products business offers a complete range of innovative construction products including lightweight and dense blocks, mortars, screeds, specialist sands, decorative aggregates and packed products.
Our Contracting business is the leading supplier of road surfacing, highways maintenance and infrastructure services in the UK.
We supply a comprehensive range of bulk and packed cement-based solutions for all types of construction projects. Our subsidiary company Sapphire Energy Recovery provides waste-derived fuels and substitute raw materials for cement manufacture.
We are the UK’s leading supplier of high-purity lime, limestone powders and chemical stone. Our Limbux lime products are used across the globe for water purification, and as an essential constituent in the manufacture of iron and steel, as well as a wide range of other applications.
Changes to our business in 2020
2020 presented every business with some momentous challenges. Our ability to deliver sustainable long-term value in a rapidly evolving environment demonstrated the strength and resilience of our business and employees.
Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic we have continued to invest in our business and maintain our focused growth strategy with some key strategic sites, such as a new asphalt plant in Birmingham and three new concrete batching plants, opening for operation in 2020. We have also continued investment in our most important asset, our people. With our new world class, National Skills and Safety Park, officially opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge at the start of the year.