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Who We Are

MPA is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and industrial sand industries.

With the merger of British Precast, and affiliation of the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), the British Calcium Carbonate Federation, the Cement Admixtures Association (CAA), CONSTRUCT, Eurobitume, MPA Northern Ireland, MPA Scotland and the UK Quality Ash Association (UKQAA), it has a growing membership of 520 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products

Since its formation in 2009, MPA has grown significantly and now represents the vast majority of UK mineral products operating companies across its 14 product groups. These include most of the independent SME quarrying companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 major international and global companies. We cover 100% of UK cement and lime production, 90% of GB aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and over 70% of ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete production.

In 2021, the industry supplied £22 billion worth of materials and services to the Economy. It is also the largest supplier to the construction industry, which had annual output valued at £178 billion. Industry production represents the largest flow of materials in the UK economy and is also one of the largest manufacturing sectors.

5 Key Aims

5 key aims underpin the work of the MPA. We seek: 

  • Economic conditions that support investments 
  • Better Government support for an essential industry 
  • A reasonable license to operate 
  • Proportionate legislation and regulation 
  • Recognition of progress