Hanson UK acquire A1 Services
Acquisition of Manchester-based waste recycling company part of commitment to circular economy
HANSON UK have acquired Manchester-based A1 Services as part of the company’s strategy to conserve the use of natural resources and its commitment to the circular economy.
A1 Services specialize in waste removal and recycling of soil, concrete hardcore, and general waste from building, construction, and civil engineering projects.
The acquisition, which includes 24 trucks and retains all 55 employees, is the first step in Hanson’s growth in this area. It will boost the company’s presence in the key Manchester market and broaden its portfolio of recycled products.
‘A1 Services have built an enviable reputation for providing reliable and efficient waste recycling services, with the directors having over 50 years’ experience in the sector,’ said Hanson chief executive officer Simon Willis.
‘This acquisition will allow us to provide more recycled products into the local market and provide a source of RAP (recycled asphalt planings) for our asphalt business.’
A1 Services’ main areas of business are removing waste of spoil for all building, construction, and civil engineering projects; landfill restoration and remediation; recycling utility arisings, particularly asphalt from road construction and maintenance; and sales of primary aggregates and construction materials.
A1 Services managing director, John Walsh, said: ‘This move secures the long-term future of the business as it becomes part of one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of construction materials. We are confident Hanson will continue to invest in its success and allow it to grow.’