Cement: in great demand, especially in emerging countries
Lafarge offers a range of cements, hydraulic binders and limes for construction, renovation and public works. In 2010, the Cement Business accounted for more than half of the Group's total sales.
Fast-growing markets (China, India, Eastern Europe, etc) are a key focus of our strategic development plan. They account for more than 50% of Cement Business sales.
Aggregates: the most-consumed material in the world, after water!
Aggregates are an essential ingredient in the manufacture of concrete and constitute the framework of many structures. Lafarge is the world's second largest producer in this sector thanks to its expertise throughout the value chain, from extraction to quarry rehabilitation.
Concrete: a high-tech material at the heart of innovation
The Group has created more than 500 different concrete formulas to meet customers' specific needs: pre-cast concretes, ready-mix concretes, ultra-high performance concretes, etc.
Concrete is now studied at the nanometric scale, bringing it into the high-tech era and allowing it to contribute its many qualities to bold architectural projects.
Gypsum: a material with remarkable technical and esthetic properties
Perfect for partitions, walls or ceilings, Lafarge's range of plasterboard solutions meet a variety of needs: thermal and acoustic insulation, protection against fire and damp, decoration, etc.