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 recent addition of British Precast and the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), it has a growing membership of 480 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 GB cement production, 90% of aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and over 70% of ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete production. Each year the industry supplies £21billion worth of materials and services to the Economy and is the largest supplier to the construction industry, which has annual output valued at £135billion. Industry production represents the largest materials flow in the UK economy and is also one of the largest manufacturing sectors.
We represent our members' interests on policy, planning and technical matters with government departments, local authorities, professional trade bodies and other key audiences at European, national and local levels.
Our regional structure, based on UK economic and planning regions, enables us to enter into dialogue with all interested parties at county and local levels.