At British Precast we are proud to work alongside many organisations that benefit our membership. Concrete has an outstanding story to tell. It is essential for our economy and our way of life, now and in the future. New homes, schools, hospitals, workplaces, roads and railways, as well as the infrastructure that provides us with clean water, sanitation, and low-carbon energy, all depend on the industry’s products and create the demand for them.
Mineral Products Association
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the 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, it has a growing membership of 520 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products.
MPA membership is made up of the vast majority of independent SME quarrying companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 major international and global companies. It covers 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.
We represent our members' interests on policy, planning and technical matters with government departments, local authorities, professional trade bodies and other key audiences at European, national and local levels.
UK Concrete is part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA). The concrete sector is a key part of a combined mineral products industry, which contributes around £18bn to the UK’s GDP and directly employs 74,000 people, supporting a further 3.5m jobs.
The industry takes its environmental obligations extremely seriously and is committed to being part of a net zero carbon society. We support the ambition to decarbonise as soon as practically and economically possible and are working hard every day to achieve it.
We want to accelerate progress and call on Government to create a more effective legislative and policy framework to encourage innovation and investment to make this happen whilst maintaining competitiveness. Our members stand ready to provide the materials and solutions needed for supporting higher levels of economic growth and delivering the transition to a net zero carbon economy by 2050.
The Concrete Centre