Local Resources

The cement and concrete industry has impressive credentials in terms of its use of materials that are extracted and manufactured within New Zealand.  This is in line with the increased demand for building materials (and products) that are sourced and processed locally, thereby creating jobs and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.

New Zealand is virtually self-sufficient in concrete, and the associated materials required for its production.  Along with the fact that ready mixed concrete is generally produced within close proximity to where it is cast, this means that concrete more than meets the sustainable development principle of products being consumed near to the place of their production.