Successful open day for Aggregate Industries
AI and London Concrete inspire customers to make ‘ECOPact’ with special event
AS part of its ongoing commitment to help lead the construction industry to a more sustainable future, Aggregate Industries’ London Concrete team recently held a customer open day to showcase its ECOPact low-carbon concrete range.
The one-off event – which took place on 12 October at London Concrete’s Battersea plant – saw more than 40 customers, including construction directors, project managers, quality managers and sustainability stakeholders, come together to learn more about ECOPact and its potential in contributing to a sustainable construction strategy.
ECOPact offers customers a range of ‘green’ concrete solutions to reduce the CO2 emissions of their concrete by between 30% and 70%, compared with standard (CEM1) concrete, without compromising on quality.
During the event, attendees were given presentations from senior leaders within the Aggregate Industries business covering its ambitious sustainability strategy and commitment to driving green building innovation, along with a dedicated focus on the carbon benefits of switching to a greener concrete.
Guests were also given a tour of London Concrete’s manufacturing plant and see first-hand how ECOPact performed in a series of live demonstrations. As well as meeting Aggregate Industries and London Concrete staff, visitors had an opportunity to meet a team from parent company Holcim’s research and development lab in Lyon, France, to learn about the latest key digitalization tools and innovation in sustainable construction.
Following the success of the open day, Aggregates Industries are planning to roll out similar events in other parts of the country in the coming months, starting with Manchester.
‘We are delighted that our first ECOPact customer event was such a success, with over 40 major stakeholders from throughout the London region coming along to find out more about ECOPact and the huge impact it can make in delivering on sustainable construction,’ said Veronika Elfmarkova, ECOPact product manager.
‘Feedback across the board was fantastic, with many attendees stating it had inspired them as to how the specification choices they make today can support construction’s response to the climate crisis.’
Sarah James, marketing manager for readymix concrete at Aggregate Industries, added: ‘Amid growing urgency around the climate crisis, construction continues to come under new pressure to advance environmental priorities and build greener.
‘With this in mind, our ECOPact event was purposely designed to provide a tangible demonstration of our sustainable ECOPact concrete range in practice and provide an open forum for any questions or enquiries our customers may have. It was a great day had by all and we are now looking to roll it out further afield in the coming months.’