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Who We Are

MPA is the industry trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.

With the affiliation of British Precast, the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), Eurobitume, MPA Northern Ireland, MPA Scotland and the British Calcium Carbonate Federation, we have a growing membership of 520 companies and are the sectoral voice for mineral products.

Since its formation in 2009, MPA has grown significantly and now represents the vast majority of UK mineral products operating companies across its 14 product groups. These include most of the independent SME quarrying companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 major international and global companies. We cover 100% of UK cement production, 90% of GB aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and over 70% of ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete production.

In 2016, the industry supplied £18 billion worth of materials and services to the Economy and was the largest supplier to the construction industry, which had annual output valued at £152 billion. Industry production represents the largest materials flow in the UK economy and is also one of the largest manufacturing sectors.

5 Key Aims

5 key aims underpin the work of the MPA. We seek: 

  • Economic conditions that support investments 
  • Better Government support for an essential industry 
  • A reasonable license to operate 
  • Proportionate legislation and regulation 
  • Recognition of progress