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Europe Products Overview



Europe Products’ strategy has been to build and grow scalable businesses in the large European construction markets by increasing the penetration of CRH products, developing positions to benefit from scale and best practice, creating competitive advantage through product, process and end-use innovation, while maintaining a balanced exposure to demand drivers. Early in 2014 the Group began a process of reorganising its European business by integrating its Products and Materials businesses into one European organisation. This will enable CRH to leverage the benefits of its operating plant network in both western and eastern European markets.


Operating in 21 countries, this business is a regional leader in concrete products, concrete landscaping, clay products, construction accessories and outdoor security. Leveraging the benefits of our regional platforms, we realise operational and procurement synergies across the network. A focus on product development provides construction solutions which increase efficiencies on site, creating more design freedom for architects while enhancing the built environment and reducing energy consumption of buildings. Europe Products’ development strategy is to continue to penetrate the growing RMI markets of developed Europe and to broaden the product range in developing regions as construction markets in those regions become more sophisticated. This segment employs approximately 15,600 people at close to
360 operating locations.


At a glance


  • 21 countries
  • 15,600 people
  • 360 operating locations

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Europe Products Countries & Regions


  • Australia (New South Wales)
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • China (Inner Mongolia)
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Europe Products Leadership Positions

Activities Market Leadership Positions
Architectural Concrete Products
No.1 paving products: Benelux, France, Slovakia
  No.1 paving/landscape walling: Germany
  No.1 architectural masonry: UK
  No.2 paving products: Denmark
Structural Concrete Products No.1 precast flooring: Benelux 
  No.1 precast architectural concrete: Denmark
  No.1 utility precast: France
  No.1 precast structural elements: Hungary, Switzerland
  No.1 concrete fencing and lintels: UK
Clay Products No.1 facing bricks: UK
  No.3 facing bricks, pavers & blocks: Poland
Construction Accessories No.1: Western Europe
Lightside Building Products No.1 security fencing and perimeter protection: Europe

No.1 shutters & awnings: Netherlands, Germany
 

Europe Products Sector Exposure

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Europe Products Volumes


Product Annualised Production Volumes
Architectural Concrete 4.8m tonnes
Precast Concrete 5.0m tonnes
Clay 2.0m tonnes
Fencing & Security 3.0m lineal metres