Worldwide Operations


Worldwide Operations


CRH is one of the world’s leading building materials companies, with a business that today spans 31 countries and which serves all segments of construction industry demand.

CRH supplies raw materials and finished products for residential, non-residential and infrastructure construction applications. It also has distribution businesses that supply products to the professional building contractor and to the home-owner.

CRH is the largest building materials company in North America, a regional leader in Europe and has a growing presence in the Asian economies of India, China and the Philippines. On an annualised basis, Western Europe and North America contribute about 85% of earnings from Group operations (subsidiaries plus share of equity accounted investments), while operations in the developing economies in Central and Eastern Europe, South America and Asia contribute about 15%.

Sector Exposure and End Use charts 2015 


CRH at a glance


  • 31 countries*
  • c3,900 locations
  • 89,000 people
  • c€24bn revenues (2015)
  • 17 developed world economies
  • 14 developing economies*
*including equity accounted investments