Due to recent changes in building regulations in the UK the popularity of concrete bricks has greatly increased over the past few months.
Due to high demand, CEMEX Concrete Products (CP) have greatly increased focus in the production and sales of concrete bricks and offer multiple delivery options for bricks. This allows flexibility for deliveries to be made as full loads of bricks, mixed loads of bricks and blocks, and also direct to site options.
The surge in brick popularity had caused many builders’ merchants to increase their stock volume of concrete bricks. Selco, part of the Grafton group, are one of the largest stockists of building products in the country, and as part of increasing CEMEX CPs market share for concrete bricks are a key customer to win business with. As a result, National Sales Manager, Peter Maclellan, had several meetings with the Head Buyer at Selco to secure and agree prices for a brick deal to all Selco branches.
A good relationship has been built with Selco over an extended period of time because of the large volume of block sales made and agreed block rates had already been established. Due to this already established relationship it was a natural move for Selco to extend their business with CEMEX.
This deal is a fantastic win as it extends the product range and awareness of CEMEX CP across the market.
Stock volumes of bricks have greatly increased throughout all Block plants here in the UK, however, Buxton Block Plant, based at Dove Holes, has been the flagship plant in the increase of brick production and sales with sales volumes being up over 2000% when compared to sales figures this time last year. An impressive target sales has been set for the year 2015 with half shipping out from the Buxton plant.