Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Acquisition of The Urban Quarry

Community quarry environment Industry News

We are delighted to announce a significant milestone in our journey towards a more sustainable construction industry. We are proud to announce that we have recently acquired The Urban Quarry, a strategic move that amplifies our commitment to recycling and circular economy solutions.

Located in Onehunga and Henderson Auckland, The Urban Quarry offers a unique dual service. It not only provides aggregate supply for construction sites in urban areas but also plays a crucial role in collecting construction and demolition waste. By focusing on the circular life cycle of concrete, we see a tremendous opportunity to enhance sustainability and drive positive change.

Amanda Croft, General Manager Winstone Aggregates says: “We need for more sustainable solutions within the New Zealand construction industry. While recycling efforts exist, there is still a significant proportion of construction and demolition waste that can be diverted from landfills and upcycled back into the industry. The acquisition of The Urban Quarry enables us to capture substantial waste quantities at a central point, allowing for efficient recycling on a larger scale.”

With traditional quarries situated further away from urban centres, the transportation of concrete waste becomes both expensive and environmentally unsustainable. The Urban Quarry, designed specifically for urban development needs, is a game-changer in the circular waste solution for growing cities. This acquisition reinforces our belief that recycling concrete at scale is not only possible but also a viable waste minimization option for the construction industry.

“By leveraging our expertise and combining it with The Urban Quarry's solid foothold in the Auckland market, we are determined to enhance our understanding of the logistics and economics of the urban quarry model. This knowledge will enable us to scale our operations further and revolutionize the way we approach recycling and reusing waste concrete”, says Croft.

We extend a warm welcome to The Urban Quarry team, whose dedication and success have positioned them as an industry leader. Together, we will embrace new possibilities and fuel our future growth by bringing in expertise and investments. Winstone Aggregates is excited to embark on this journey, shaping a more sustainable construction industry for generations to come.


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