Midland quarrying group Ennstone has expanded its operations in Poland with a £620,000 acquisition.
It has bought a ready-mix concrete operation close to Poznan that sells about 15,000 cubic metres a year.
The deal, which was struck by Ennstone's Polish subsidiary Ennbeton, includes the purchase of 32 hectares of land for a further £340,000.
Ennbeton plans to develop the land for mineral extraction.
Vaughan McLeod, chairman of Derbyshire-based Ennstone, said yesterday: "These strengthen our position in the southern part of our regional market in Poland.
"The sand and gravel site will be key to allowing us to build up reserves in a key area of our market."
Other developments at Ennstone included a placing and open offer of 59.4 million shares which raised £25.4 million.