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Newport concrete factory plan gets the go-ahead
Mar, 12 2012
(UK) -- A factory which will make concrete and stone products will be built in Newport, councillors agreed.
Marshalls Mono Ltd, won planning consent to demolish its existing plant at Eastern Dry Dock, Corporation Road, Lliswerry, to make way for a new factory double the size.
Once complete the scheme, which includes a 5,460 sq m plant, offices and a 87 space car park, will make concrete paving slabs and kerbs.
It would also manufacture ‘Pennant’ natural stone products, which are currently made at its other UK sites and transported to Newport for distribution.
The expansion is expected to bring new jobs, but it is unknown how many.
French construction materials group Saint-Gobain is aiming for €4 billion of acquisitions between 2013 and 2018.
The group, which is primarily focusing on external growth outside of Europe, has carried out €1.3 billion of acquisitions since mid-2010, and in addition to refocusing its activity with the sale of glass division Verallia to Ardagh, the group hopes to generate €800 million of additional savings between 2014 and 2015.
Small and medium acquisitions are to be targeted, with a particular focus on the industrial and housing markets.
For the fourth-quarter of 2013, Saint-Gobain expects a relaunch in construction activity in the UK and Germany, while continental Europe as a whole is expected to continue to stabilise. More
The UK’s Mineral Products Association – Cement has published its first full sustainable development report. More