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UK brick industry (Part one)

UK brick industry

Despite the economic situation in the UK the brick industry is still huge and diverse as represented
by the varied process used, areas of manufacturer and amount individual manufacturers in the market.
This is always likely to continue as the demand for bricks is ever present, even if demand increases
and lessens in different economic times.
This infographic was therefore created to give an overview of the UK brick industry and it is worth
noting that it was solely created from the extensive resource at Brick Hunter. To illustrate the key
parts of the UK brick industry the infographic has been split into four main sections which are: Who
makes our bricks, Status of the factories, What do they make and Where are they based. More information
on each section is provided given below.

Who makes our bricks
There are 102 brick factories in the UK and over half of them are owned by the four major manufacturers
(Ibstock (who has the most factories in total), Hanson, Wienberger and Edenhall). There are only 33
different manufacturers in the UK which means the majority has more than one factory, this is because the
setup cost to create a factory redistricts new companies from joining the market.