Tarmac rebranded under new owners

August 5 2015  

Tarmac rebranded under new owners
Tarmac is once again a company with its own identity. The firm has come together with Blue Circle under the new ownership of international building materials group CRH.
 
Monday’s announcement follows completion of CRH’s acquisition of businesses from Lafarge SA and Anglo American. It means that the name Lafarge Tarmac is no more.
 
The company has confirmed that there will be no change in its relationships with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders as a result of the acquisition.
 
“This is an exciting evolution for our business,” said Tarmac chief executive Cyrille Ragoucy in a statement. “With our new owner CRH in place to support the ongoing development and delivery of our strategic vision, we are in an exceptionally strong position to deliver our growth ambitions and continue creating value for our customers, our shareholders and our employees.”
 
A company spokesman added that returning the company name to Tarmac resurrects a strongly held brand, with important heritage connections. Tarmac was founded in 1903 as the TarMacadam Syndicate a year after a patent was filed for the material, which is said to have been discovered by accident.
 
In recent years Anglo American acquired Tarmac in 2000 and Lafarge Tarmac was formed in 2013 as a joint venture between Lafarge UK and the Tarmac business.

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