Cembrit Holding (former Dansk Eternit Holding) has for a long time operated successfully in the UK selling fibre cement slates to the buoyant UK construction market. In 1986 Dansk Eternit secured its UK position by acquiring its main outlet B.M. Fabrications. The company was restyled Cembrit Building Products Ltd. During the period 1988-92 Cembrit Building Products portfolio was successfully expanded to include Dansk Eternit's popular cladding, building board and corrugated sheet products. Changes in the management structure culminating in the merger with Allan Blunn in 2000, created a powerful amalgamation of expertise in natural slate with the strength of a fibre cement slate manufacturer. One outcome - a perfect slate offering for the UK market.