Who we are
Hopkins Concrete has been successfully operating for the past 40 years. We specialise in concrete, aggregates and other complementary services; focused on delivering a constant high level of service to all our customers.
With our Head Office based in Wincanton and two other concrete plants located at Bridgwater and Exeter, we are able to offer our services across Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Hampshire and Devon.
“We have worked with Hopkins for the last 10 years. What I particularly like is their friendly, helpful team, their expert knowledge and their ability to fulfil our needs, large or small.” Jim Pearce, Director at Civil Engineering & Groundworks Contractors Dave Lucey
Our story so far
We completed the build of our new on-site plant in Wincanton with the help of D & C Engineering. We installed an 8m³ Erie Strayer bowl mixer, capable of mixing 8m³ of concrete in 30 seconds, the first of its kind in the South West.
After a £2.5 million investment we opened our second plant in Bridgwater, located on the edge of the M5 motorway. The state-of-the-art site has the only other Erie Strayer two-bowl mixer in the South West and combined with our Wincanton plant Hopkins now challenges the output of other top concrete companies in the UK.
Hopkins acquired 69 new Mercedes-Benz Aroc vehicles, making it the UK’s biggest single order for the new range. The purchase of the vehicles marked an investment of £5 million and takes our fleet to 81. The Mercedes trucks have been celebrated for fuel efficiencies, an important factor for Hopkins from both an economical and environmental perspective.
Hopkins moved to its new head office at Lawrence Hill, Wincanton.
Following considerable growth of the concrete and aggregate business, and interest shown by several major national companies, the decision was taken to sell the business to Tarmac, who are part of the Global CRH Group, based in Dublin.
Hopkins acquire their third concrete plant at Exeter.