Tobermore began life as a humble sand and gravel business started by the Henderson family in 1942.

We then diversified into concrete products, which were sold to the local community in the 1950s. In the late 1970s we became one of the forerunners in manufacturing block paving – or ‘Pavia’, as it was originally called. Now, more than 75 years later, we are one of the top paving and walling manufacturers in the UK and Ireland, and pride ourselves on our World-Class manufacturing technology and the unrivalled quality of our products

2021
2021
New factory operational and brings local job boost
2020
September 2020
Major investment in logistics and manufacturing

Tobermore announce a £30m investment including the creation of 95 new jobs within production, administration, marketing and sales.

August 2020
Additional factory announcement

Tobermore announcs a £10m factory investment, increasing production capactity by 30%. This 1 acre expansion brings the total site area to over 50 acres. Read more…

2019
2019
2019 Quarry of the Year

Tobermore’s Lough Fea Quarry win ‘Sand and Gravel Quarry of the Year’ at the Plant & Civil Engineer, Construction, Quarry & Recycling Awards 2019. Pictured accepting the award is Quarry Manager William Paul. Read more…

2019
New Ocem factory

Tobermore MD David Henderson pictured in the Ocem factory.

2019
Expansion of our fleet

Tobermore invest in the biggest articulated dumb truck in Ireland in 2019. Pictured Quarry Manager William Paul.

2019
Record-breaking £50M sales

The Tobermore Team celebrating hitting £50M sales for the first time in April 2019. Read more…

2019
Company rebrand

Tobermore undertake a company rebrand in 2019. Read more…

2018
2018
Expansion of Headquarters to accommodate growth

An aerial shot of Tobermore Head Office and Production facilities in 2016.

2018
Identified as 'One to Watch Company' for Successful Workplace Engagement
2018
Plant and Civil Engineer Awards

Double Winners at the Plant & Civil Engineer Awards

2015
2015
Accredited ISO 9001: Quality Management

Quality Testing taking place at Tobermore production.

2008
2008
Business of the Year award

Tobermore receiving the 2008 Belfast Telegraph Award for Business of the Year.

2007
2007
Celebrating Business Excellence Award

We have had an ethos of continuous improvement dating back to 1990, culminating in winning the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Business Excellence Award in 2007, beating global brands like BMW.

Pictured: Tobermore Managing Director, David Henderson receiving the Business Excellence Award from Greek Finance Minister George Alogoskoufis in 2007.

2007
European Quality Awards 2007

Winners of the European Quality Award

2007
Cork Paving & Walling Centre opens
2006
March 2006
District Council recognition

Tobermore management team receive recognition gift from Magherafelt District Council

2005
2005
Excellence Awards Winners

Tobermore win the Sales Excellence Awards & UK Business Excellence Award.

2005
CIM Sales Excellence award

David Henderson and Brian Wilson are presented with the CIM Sales Excellence and overall winner awards by TV celebrity Gay Byrne

2002
2002
50 years service award

David Henderson presents Sammy Yearl with his 50 year service award

2002
NI Quality Award

Tobermore Management Team receive the NI Quality Award based against EFQM model (score 500+)

2001
2001
Investors in People

Tobermore Receives Investors In People Award

1998
1998
Dublin Paving Centre

Dublin Paving Centre opens

1997
1997
Bangor Paving Centre

Tobermore opens its second retail paving centre in Bangor.

1994
1994
Diversification

The company began to diversify with their own range of higher value products.

1990
1990
Early Quarry Team

Tobermore’s early quarry team pictured at Lough Fea Quarry. We own our quarry which is 13 miles from our HQ. We have control of our supply chain and raw materials.By controlling the source, we use only the finest aggregates. We are proud to be an agile and responsive supplier.

1988
1988
Tobemore opens Paving Centre
1979
1979
“Make a Concrete Decision with Tobermore”

Check out this classic Tobermore advert which featured in the Mid Ulster Vintage Vehicles Club Rally Programme way back in 1979.

Founded in 1942, Tobermore has evolved from a modest sand and gravel business into a world-class manufacturer of paving and walling, supplying the commercial and domestic markets throughout the UK and Ireland.

We are proud to be a trusted supplier of leading specifiers, contractors and housebuilders, providing paving and walling products on the nation’s most prestigious schemes.

1976
1976
David Henderson joins Tobermore
1975
1975
Quality checks

Tobermore’s early Flag Press machine. The production team undertake quality inspections.

1971
1971
Visit from the Prime Minister

PM Brian Faulkner & Major Chichester-Clark visit Tobermore to meet Owner Mr. Sam Henderson.

1969
1969
Investment in World-class manufacturing

A blast from the past and another treasure in the Tobermore timeline which captures the installation of the Schlosser brick machine in 1969. This photograph was taken at the installation of a Schlosser brick machine in 1969. From left; UK agent for Schlosser; David Irwin General Manager Tobermore, Sammy Yearl machine operator Tobermore, Schlosser sales agent, Schlosser installation engineer and Desmond Paul Tobermore Electrical engineer.

1969
Tobermore installs its first Schlosser Paving Brick Machine

The Schlosser Paving Brick Machine which was installed in Tobermore in 1969.

1945
1942
Tobermore begins

Tobermore established by Sam Henderson; trading in sand and gravel.

1942
Tobermore begins

Tobermore established by Sam Henderson; trading in sand and gravel.

The Tobermore Difference

At Tobermore, we take pride in the outstanding performance of our products.

Our continual investment in innovative technologies and people, has resulted in high performance products and market-leading solutions.