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Lafarge buys Scottish firm

MATERIALS

MATERIALS giant Lafarge has expanded its business base in Scotland by purchasing local aggregates supplier Riskend Aggregates.

Lafarge has taken over the specialist's ready-mixed concrete arm and will operate across its five sites in central Scotland.

This is Lafarge's first move into the ready-mixed concrete sector in Scotland and will help the giant launch its range of self-compacting concrete in the area.

All employees will transfer from Riskend to Lafarge as part of the deal, while Riskend Aggregates will continue to operate in the aggregate supply, shipping and recycling sector.

Lafarge Readymix director Jeremy Greenwood said: 'This is a strategic move to grow our readymix business and give our customers national coverage.'