The Group at a Glance


LafargeHolcim at a glance

As the new leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim has the assets necessary to address the challenges of a new world. With a local presence in 90 countries, the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions to meet our customers' needs, and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, we have the most efficient business model and the best performing operating models and teams.


Key facts and figures about LafargeHolcim

● 90 countries
● 115,000 employees
● CHF 32.6 bn in net sales
● 386.5 mt of installed capacity worldwide
● More than 2,500 plants (including over 1,600 in ready mix concrete, over 600 in aggregates, over 180 in cement, and 70 grinding plants)
● Our solutions and services: cement, concrete, and aggregate solutions for the following businesses: buildings, infrastructure, distribution, oil and gas, affordable housing, and construction systems
● CEO: Eric Olsen
● Founded in 2015 following the merger of Lafarge and Holcim


LafargeHolcim: the strengths of a new leader

1. We are local everywhere

● Balanced presence in 90 countries
● Leadership positions in each of the world's regions, especially emerging markets

2. We innovate for our customers

Innovate for Customers

● Anticipate and meet customers' many evolving needs with solutions driven by efficiency, reliability, and cost. Capacity to fulfill current and future requirements; prepared to innovate, to adapt existing practices, and to challenge the status quo.
● Customized solutions and sectoral offerings that address individual, professional, and industrial end-users' needs for highly technical and sustainable applications with the widest range of solutions, products, services, and specific offers.
● The industry's largest research and development center in the world, with a network of development laboratories in key regions.

3. We set new health and safety and sustainability standards

Health and Safety and sustainability standards

● Innovative sustainable cement, concrete, and aggregates products to help customers improve their buildings' energy efficiency and increase materials recycling.
● Solutions for long-term reductions in CO2 emissions per ton of cement in our manufacturing processes (innovative production techniques, alternative energy sources, waste management programs, preservation of water resources, etc.).
● The "zero harm to people" principle. We give priority to health and safety and to the reduction of lost-time incidents for our employees, contractors, and stakeholders.

4. We bring our global strength to the local level with a unique business model

Unique business model

● New, less capital-intensive approach to investment. With our world footprint, there is no need for large acquisitions; we will be able to selectively invest in the most promising markets.
● The capacity to disseminate best practices (consistency, quality, and innovation of our cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions) over a larger number of countries.
● Significant scale savings through procurement (bags, spare parts, chemicals, insurance, etc.) and critical size for waste management and alternative fuels.

5. We ensure people can bring their best


● 115,000 employees with unparalleled opportunities in our industry
● The best professionals of our sector, in all our fields: operations, management, support functions, etc.
● A safe, healthy, caring and inclusive workplace, open to a diversity of ideas, values, and experiences.
● Strong values: integrity, excellence, trust, and innovation.