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 recent addition of British Precast and the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), it has a growing membership of 480 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 cement production, 90% of aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and over 70% of ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete production. Each year the industry supplies £20billion worth of materials and services to the Economy and is the largest supplier to the construction industry, which has annual output valued at £144billion. 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.
Our regional structure, based on UK economic and planning regions, enables us to enter into dialogue with all interested parties at county and local levels.
The following organisations are constituent bodies of the Mineral Products Association:
To view all the MPA personnel or the various MPA members please
use the links in the 'also relevant' section shown to the right.
On our website you will also find information on sustainable development, inert waste, mineral planning, geodiversity, biodiversity and the ALSF, as well as environmental protection, resource conservation, sustainable construction, earth science and carbon reduction.
Did you know, for example, that each person in the UK uses four tonnes of aggregates each year? And that over the past 5 years, MPA members have planted a million trees? Or that the mineral products industry has helped to safeguard Britain's archaeology at a cost of around £10 million?
Our regional structure is based on the historic UK economic planning regions, allowing us to enter into dialogue with interested parties at county and local level. The MPA regions are shown in our UK map right.
The Association will be happy to provide you with more information and to receive comments on the work of the industry.
Mineral Products Association
38-44 Gillingham Street
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7963 8000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7963 8001