Hanson sells GGBS plant to Francis Flower


Updated Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:26:42 GMT

Hanson Cement has sold its ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) plant to Francis Flower, a UK-based mineral resources company.

The plant produces more than 0.5 million tpy of GGBS and sells to customers in the Midlands and northern England. The product complements Francis Flower’s existing range of powdered minerals, which originate as byproducts from various industries, reducing the need for mineral extraction and landfill.

Commenting on the acquisition, Adrian Willmott, Chairman and CEO of Francis Flower, said: “We are absolutely delighted and very excited to announce this new acquisition. GGBS is an excellent fit to our existing product range and will help further our longstanding relationships in this sector.”

"We have a proven track record of making the most of mineral resources, reducing the need for mineral extraction as well as landfill and delivering sustainable solutions for our customers.”

"We are very much looking forward to working with the team in Scunthorpe and developing the opportunities in the GGBS market as the UK construction sector continues to grow.”