Asia Pacific Operations

Asia Overview

CRH’s Asia Division is comprised of cement operations in the Philippines, Northeast China and Southern India. These positions represent strategic growth platforms which provide us with exposure to industrialisation, urbanisation and population related construction demand in the region’s developing economies.

What we do:

CRH is the second largest producer of cement in the Philippines. The Group also has strategic footholds in regional cement markets in China and India. The Group is committed to investing in, and developing its leadership positions in the region.

CRH’s Asia Division is focused on maximising performance and returns in its businesses, expanding its balanced portfolio of diverse products and geographies and conducting its businesses responsibly and sustainably.

How we create value:

CRH Asia creates value by identifying and establishing select positions with strong long-term prospects in regional markets.

Using CRH’s proven acquisition model, we are focused on building on our existing platforms and on making our businesses better. Since our initial entry into the Chinese and Indian markets, we have increased capacity more than threefold through both organic growth and the successful integration of new bolt-on acquisitions. Our joint venture in India recently commissioned its new grinding unit at Tuticorin in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, which gives us access to new markets.

CRH Asia achieves benefits of scale and other synergies in areas such as Health & Safety, operational efficiency, commercial excellence, energy-efficiency and procurement.

How we are structured:

In the Philippines our operations span 12 different operating locations. Our country level head-offices in China and India report to CRH’s regional headquarters in Singapore. The Division employs approximately 1,400 people, with a further 7,500 in our equity accounted investments.

At a glance

  • 3 countries
  • 8,900 employees*

*7,500 employees between China and India. These operations are equity accounted entities


Asia Pacific - Geograhy Pie Chart 


Asia Countries & Regions

  • Philippines
  • China (Northeast China)
  • India (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana)

Asia Leadership Positions

Activities Market Leadership Positions
Cement No.2 Philippines
  No.1 Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India (50%)
  No.2 Northeast China (26%)

Asia Volumes

Material Annualised Sales Volumes*
6.1m tonnes (13.5m tonnes**)
0.7m tonnes (0.7m tonnes**)
Readymixed Concrete
0.0m m3 (0.2m m3**)
*Volumes shown are on an annualised basis which reflects the full-year impact of acquisitions made during the year and may vary from actual volumes sold.
**Including the Group’s share of equity accounted investments.

Asia Reserves

  Physical Location Proven & Probable
(million tonnes)
Period to depletion
Cement Philippines 222 34
Aggregates Philippines 25 50

Asia Sector Exposure

Asia Pacific - Sector Exposure Pie Chart