About CRH (CRH)
CRH plc, a leading global diversified building materials group, is engaged in the manufacture and supply of building materials and products for the construction industry. The company operates through various business segments, including Europe Materials, Americas Materials, and Building Products.
CRH plc was established in 1970 through a merger of two Irish companies and has grown to be a global leader in building materials. The company is headquartered in Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland.
CRH's primary products include heavy building materials like cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt, as well as a wide range of architectural and structural concrete products, building accessories, and network access products.
Short History of CRH plc:
1970 - CRH plc was founded through the merger of Cement Limited and Roadstone Limited.
1970s-1980s - The company expanded through acquisitions in Ireland and began international expansion.
1990s - CRH entered the United States market, significantly expanding its operations.
2008 - The company was hit by the global financial crisis but recovered by restructuring and refocusing on its core businesses.
2015 - CRH acquired assets from Lafarge and Holcim for €6.5 billion, becoming the world’s third-largest building materials supplier.
2020s - Continued expansion and focus on sustainable building materials.