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BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: AG set for more growth following record-breaking year

LEADING paving and building manufacturer AG has reported a 12% increase in sales in 2023, with sales in GB up 20%. The record-breaking year follows increased demand for facing brick and paving products from throughout the UK and Ireland.

AG recently invested £5 million into its operations to enhance internal processes and cope with increasing customer demand – including purchasing cutting-edge machinery to boost performance efficiency and improve Health & Safety standards.

The family-run business has been at the leading edge of hard landscaping and building solutions for over 60 years, providing world-class products and services to architects, specifiers, contractors, merchants and homeowners across the UK and Ireland.

CEO, Stephen Acheson said: “The past year has seen us achieve record-breaking sales in both the domestic and commercial sectors amidst some challenging sector conditions – which is a testament to the resilience and outstanding work of our team”.

The third-generation business has also created several new jobs in response to the heightened demand across the domestic and commercial sectors, including James Jack who has been promoted to GB Sales Director. This is a brand-new role for the company as AG looks to grow sales throughout the region.

PAVING THE WAY: AG’s record-breaking year follows increased demand for facing brick and paving products

Acheson said that the company expects demand to continue to grow in the coming months saying: “We predict this exceptional demand will continue to grow over the next 12 months, placing considerable pressure on building merchants. In response, we have introduced new processes enabling us to increase production input significantly and massively reducing our lead times. We have greater stock levels of some of our most popular products which can be easily called off at short notice and lead times on some made-to-order items are as little as four weeks, which will be satisfying news to our customers.”

This month AG held its annual Sales Conference where the company set out their ambition to achieve a 32% sales increase in 2024 – with the firm already reporting a 20% increase in sales.

AG – which has built a solid reputation for innovation – recently launched Crescent, an entry-level flagstone made with 100% locally sourced aggregates and engineered with AG’s renowned premium quality.

Commercial Director Rodney Davidson said: “2023 was a big year for us and we plan to build on this throughout the year.

“We remain committed to delivering the best products to our customers and by continuing to invest in research and development and harnessing technology we have been able to expand our product portfolio and increase our production capacity, as well as adding depth and breadth to our Sales and Specification Team in GB.”

To learn more about AG and its products visit https://ag.uk.com/

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