MPA | Overview
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. With the affiliation of British Precast, the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), Eurobitume, MPA Northern Ireland, MPA Scotland and the British Calcium Carbonate Federation, it has a growing membership of 530 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products. MPA membership is made up of the vast majority of independent SME quarrying companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 major international and global companies. It covers 100% of UK cement production, 90% of GB aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and over 70% of ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete production. In 2016, the industry supplied £18 billion worth of materials and services to the Economy and was the largest supplier to the construction industry, which had annual output valued at £152 billion. Industry production represents the largest materials flow in the UK economy and is also one of the largest manufacturing sectors.
Whether as a producer or as an associate, membership of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) gives organisations a finger on the pulse of this great industry and an opportunity to influence its direction.
In an age when legislation is constantly changing, it is increasingly difficult for operators to stay in touch with what is often essential information. The opportunity to influence outcomes is equally precious and is not usually available if you do not have the combined strength of a good trade association and its lobbying capacity. Given the sheer breadth of its membership, MPA is an influential voice for its members and is highly respected by government at all levels.
Visit the MPA’s website for further information.