Group Profile

A global diversified building materials group

CRH is a leading global building materials group employing over 90,000 people at around 4,000 locations worldwide.

For over four decades, CRH has developed and implemented a proven model of business improvement. By building better businesses across our international operations, we have grown to be a leader in the global building materials industry.

The value created from our strategic approach translates into superior growth which has enabled our shareholders to enjoy a cumulative Total Shareholder Return (TSR) in excess 15% since our formation in 1970.

We are committed to improving the built environment and we understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity through the delivery of superior building materials and products for use in buildings, roads, public spaces, infrastructure and other construction areas.

CRH provides building materials across the spectrum of the construction industry – from building foundations to frame and roofing, to fitting out the interior space and improving the exterior environment, on site works and infrastructural projects, our materials and products are used extensively.

Our geographic footprint is wide. We operate in 37 countries.  We are the largest building materials company in North America, a regional leader in Europe, and we have strategic positions in Asia.

A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index and the ISEQ 20. Our shares are listed on the London and Dublin stock exchanges, and on the New York stock exchange in the form of American Depositary Shares.

CRH at a glance

  • 37 countries*
  • c4,000 locations*
  • 90,000+ people*
  • c€24bn revenues (2014)**
  • 18 developed world economies
  • 19 developing economies*
*including equity accounted investments. 
**Estimated 2014 sales on a combined basis including Lafarge-Holcim assets