Meeting the challenge
A Tarmac case study

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Page 2: Tarmac today

Tarmac 2 Diagram 1From its beginnings as a ‘one product’ company, the Tarmac Group has grown to become a world-class provider of high quality products and services which now cover every aspect of the construction industry. The Group has two principal activities - Heavy Building Materials, embracing aggregates and the manufacture of building materials and Construction Services, covering construction projects and professional services.

Heavy Building Materials Tarmac is the largest supplier of crushed rock, asphalt, sand and gravel to the UK construction industry. Tarmac owns substantial aggregates, ready-mix concrete, cement and lime businesses in mainland Europe and North America and has around three billion tonnes of mineral reserves worldwide. Tarmac is also a leading manufacturer of heavy pre-cast concrete products, including bridge beams, culverts, safety barriers and railway sleepers. It is a market leader in pre-cast concrete flooring and a leading supplier of concrete building blocks in the UK, - and also has significant concrete products businesses in northern France, Belgium and the USA.

Construction Services Tarmac’s Construction Services includes the largest civil engineering and building contractor in the UK, with interests in mainland Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East, Canada and the Caribbean. All aspects of the construction industry are covered, with particular expertise in civil and power engineering, industrial and commercial building, tunnelling, mechanical and electrical services, social housing and plant hire.

Within Construction Services, Tarmac’s professional services activities represent the UK’s largest multi-disciplinary consultancy, offering services ranging from feasibility studies and design, through to management of a complete project or facility, together with scientific consultancy, information technology, materials testing and facilities management. Shaping the business around Heavy Building Materials and Construction Services has enabled Tarmac to take advantage of the opportunities derived through the Private Finance Initiative and to reach its corporate aim ‘to be an innovative, world class provider of high quality products and services which add value to our customers in the built environment’.

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