Who we are
CRH IS A LEADING GLOBAL DIVERSIFIED BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP . IT IS CITED AMONG THE TWO BIGGEST BUILDING MATERIALS PRODUCERS IN THE WORLD.
CRH plc was formed through a merger in 1970 of two leading Irish public companies, Cement Limited (established in 1936) and Roadstone, Limited (1949).
The newly-formed group was the sole producer of cement in Ireland and the principal supplier of aggregates, concrete products and asphalt in Ireland.
Since that time, CRH’s strategic vision has been to be a responsible international leader in building materials, delivering superior and sustained shareholder returns, while reducing its dependence on individual markets and achieving a balance in its geographic presence and portfolio of products.
IT IS THE BIGGEST DIVERSIFIED GROUP, WHICH IS DEVELOPING IN THREE KEY DIRECTIONS:
- HEAVYSIDE MATERIALS
- LIGHTSIDE PRODUCTS
- BUILDING MATERIALS DISTRIBUTION
Today the Group is operating in 29 countries, across North America, Europe, and Asia. Its 3,100 operating locations employ 76, 600 people worldwide.
CRH has repeatedly been recognised for its sustainability efforts by many leading international rating agencies. The most recent examples include the following:
- CRH was included in the FTSE4Good Index in its December 2014 Review.
- In 2014, CRH continued as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Excellence Europe and of the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Global, etc.
CRH IN FIGURES:
€23.6bn revenues (2015)