FM Conway boosts asphalt capacity with acquisition of Berkshire Macadam

FM Conway's acquisition of Berkshire Macadam will boost its existing asphalt manufacturing capacity at its Heathrow and Erith (pictured) plants.

Leading infrastructure services company, FM Conway, has acquired Berkshire Macadam Ltd, a manufacturer and supplier of bitumen and asphalt. 

Berkshire Macadam employs 13 staff and operates two asphalt plants at Reading, Berkshire and Aldershot, Hampshire. 

The acquisition is part of FM Conway’s strategy to ensure it is well positioned to boost asphalt supply for highways customers operating on both the strategic and local road networks. The two new plants, which produce a total of 80,000 tonnes a year, will complement FM Conway’s existing state-of-the-art facilities at Erith and Heathrow. 

Michael Conway, FM Conway chief executive, said: “Continued investment in our plant infrastructure underpins our self-delivery model. This acquisition will strengthen our production capability and ability to provide customers with greater network coverage and the added security that comes hand-in-hand with on-demand access to high-quality materials.    

“These two new plants will build on the success of our Erith and Heathrow facilities which have set a benchmark for asphalt recycling, ensuring that our clients can leverage the environmental and economic benefits which come from resource efficiency.”

Through its self-delivery model, FM Conway offers a comprehensive service across the entire lifecycle of a project, from production and design to construction and maintenance. The company says that the model ensures that in-house expertise is available across the breadth of FM Conway’s services and results in higher standards, lower costs and more efficient delivery for clients.

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