Northern Ireland

life needs minerals

Welcome to the MPANI

Welcome to the home of the Mineral Products Association Northern Ireland*, working towards a secure future and a socially responsible aggregates industry.

MPANI is affiliated to the Mineral Products Association. The MPA is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.

*Formerly known as QPANI, Quarry Products Association Northern Ireland

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Have any queries about the work of the Mineral Products Association Northern Ireland, aggregates or the quarry products industry

Our Strategy

Quarrying is an essential part of our modern society and aggregates are a vital resource for economic growth and development, making a significant contribution to Northern Ireland’s prosperity and quality of life not least in helping to create and develop sustainable communities.

UK Minerals Strategy

The MPA launched the UK Minerals Strategy ‘Meeting the demand for minerals and mineral products sustainably for the next 25 years’ at ‘Living with Minerals 6’ Conference at Church House, Westminster on 10th July.

Local Council Brochures

Information brochures for local Councillors and Planning Staff highlighting the importance of the quarrying industry and wider construction materials sector in their Council area and the very specific planning needs our sector requires if it is to remain sustainable.

2018 Sustainable Development Report

MPA has published its 2018 Sustainable Development Report which demonstrates the Mineral Products industry’s commitment to action on sustainability and evidence-based reporting.

Latest MPANI News & Publications

QPA Northern Ireland to change name to MPA Northern Ireland

QPA Northern Ireland (QPANI) which was formed in 1998 has taken the decision to change its name to MPA Northern Ireland from 1 January 2019. QPANI is the trade association for the mineral products sector in Northern Ireland with 87 members employing just over 5000...