In 1995 it acquired the brick making assets of Tarmac, including the Westbrick business in the South West, and the Nottingham Brick business at Dorket Head. It was followed up in 1996 with the purchase of Redland Brick Limited comprising of the former Redland and Steetley brick businesses.
In 1999, Ibstock acquired the assets of Ellistown brickworks, consolidating its position of with one third of the brick capacity in the UK. By the end of 1998 the Irish building materials group, CRH, made a successful takeover bid for the company involving the integration of Forticrete, the CRH concrete products and roof tile business into the Ibstock Group.
In 2002, Kevington, the country’s leading manufacturer of brick special shapes, arches and prefabricated chimney systems was added to the group. These were followed by the acquisitions of Supreme Concrete and Anderton Concrete to form the largest manufacturer of concrete building products capitalizing upon the group’s excellent links to the refurbishment and new housebuilding markets.
In February 2015 the Ibstock group was divested by CRH to Bain Capital. The new group, Ibstock PLC, consists of some of the building industry’s most trusted brands; Ibstock Brick, Glen-Gery, Ibstock-Kevington, Supreme, Forticrete and Anderton. The group is now the UK’s largest manufacturer of clay and concrete building products, employing over 2600 people in the UK and US with annual sales of almost £430m