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Anderton Concrete acquires G-Tech Copers Limited

Anderton Concrete, who are a part of the Ibstock Group, have announced the trade and assets acquisition of G-Tech Copers Limited, who are an innovative designer and supplier of concrete railway station platform copers.

The acquisition represents a further strategic step in broadening Anderton’s Rail and Infrastructure offering, as the rail industry seeks lower carbon solutions.

Anderton and G-Tech partnered in 2020 to develop a more sustainable platform coping product to help the rail sector work towards increasingly stringent and binding carbon reduction targets. The result was a concrete platform coper with embodied carbon reduced by 80 per cent, dramatically outstripping the 30-40 per cent reductions typically achieved by other competing solutions. 


Shaun Forrester, commercial director at Anderton Concrete said: “We’re delighted to have acquired the trade and assets of G-Tech. It represents a huge step forward in sustainable platform edging solutions, and is the result of a significant amount of research, development and collaboration between the Ibstock and G-Tech teams.

“As a business, we are committed to continually investing in our solutions to make them greener and more sustainable, in line with customer requirements. Sitting at the heart of multiple supply chains, Ibstock is uniquely positioned to influence positive change across a variety of sectors. We are continuing to focus on lowering the embodied carbon of our products and expect to announce further enhancements as we move forward.”  

Ibstock has more than 50 years’ experience in supplying products to the rail and infrastructure sector. In addition to its concrete platform coper, Anderton’s rail offering also includes lightweight precast cable troughing, cable theft deterrents, reduced carbon precast signal bases and retaining wall solutions as standard.

The acquisition supports Ibstock’s wider sustainability commitments, as outlined in its ESG Strategy to 2030. Among the key targets set out in the strategy is a commitment to achieve a 40 per cent reduction in absolute carbon (Scope 1 and 2) by 2030 and for 20 per cent of sales turnover revenue to come from new products and solutions.

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