Post lockdown sales drive up building production levels by 20% at AG

  • Increased demand for facing brick and retaining wall and paving products has resulted in AG (formerly Acheson & Glover) ramping its sales up by 20%, according to the NI manufacturer.

    CEO, Stephen Acheson said the company had noticed a significant uplift in domestic customers wishing to upgrade their patios and driveways rather than splash out on foreign holidays.

    Whilst admitting the lockdown had impacted sales severely in the second quarter, the recovery since had been 'very encouraging'.

    One of the big factors has been the fact the UK and Irish commercial construction sectors were able to return to work more quickly than initially anticipated, leading sales of AG’s facing brick and retaining walls to grow at record levels.

    In a press release, the firm said: “We are especially pleased at the way the housebuilding market has responded to our recently launched Woodward Facing Brick range which – in just a short period of time – has established itself as our most popular choice.  Our feedback has shown builders really like it due to its frog depression on the top face which makes it lighter and easier to handle.

    "In Britain there has been very strong demand for our Segmental Retaining Wall products with significant interest from large, national housebuilders and smaller, regional housebuilders, converting into solid sales for these products, especially Anchor Vertica and Anchor Diamond.”

    Source: Written from press release

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