We are an international building materials company. We operate in 14 countries and employ over 27,400 people. We supply heavy building materials and services to the public and private construction sectors. Our key products include aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement, concrete and steel pipe, precast products, bricks and roof tiles.
The North American division of Hanson (Hanson Building Materials America) is located in Dallas, TX. We are comprised of two divisions: Hanson Aggregates and Hanson Pipe & Products. We operate in more than 450 locations across North America.
The Hanson team of highly motivated people is one of Hanson's greatest assets. We are dedicated to delivering increased value to all our our constituents (including shareholders, customers, suppliers, fellow employees and the communities in which we operate). The introduction of the Hanson guiding principles for employees is one of the drivers of a high performance corporate culture.
We own a wealth of valuable assets in strategically important locations. Our policy of investing for the future has brought us a land bank of approximately 50 years of proven mineral reserves at current production levels. This, combined with our plant, our products and our people, provides a strong platform for future growth.
Strong local market positions
Our products, due to their high weight to value ratio, do not travel far, so we need to build and maintain strong local market positions. Our aim is to have leading positions in each of the markets in which we operate.
Strong cash flow
A sustainable cash flow is at the heart of any successful business. One of our core strengths is our ability to generate significant free cash flow from our existing mineral reserves, providing us with the resources to continue to grow through acquisitions and capital expenditure.
Experienced management team
Our management team and people have wide experience of our industry. Their knowledge, skills and dedication are integral to our success. But we are not standing still. Training and development remains an ongoing requirement to grow the business.
Acquisition track record
With such a large spread of operations, we are in a strong position to take a leading role in the ongoing consolidation in our sector. Our enviable trackrecord in the five years since demerger includes more than 50 acquisitions.