The Group at a glance


LafargeHolcim at a glance

LafargeHolcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world. Group operations produce cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete which are used in building projects ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. As urbanisation increasingly impacts people and the planet, the Group provides innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability. With leading positions in all regions, LafargeHolcim employs around 90,000 employees in more than 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.


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Key facts and figures about LafargeHolcim

  • 80 countries
  • 90,000 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: Jan Jenisch
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Last update on 29/09/2017