CRH plc was formed through a merger in 1970 of two leading Irish public companies, Cement Limited (established in 1936, later to become Irish Cement) and Roadstone Limited (established in 1949).
The newly formed group was the sole producer of cement and the principal producer of aggregates, concrete products and asphalt in Ireland. In 1970 CRH had sales of c. €26m, 95% in Ireland.
Since that time, CRH’s strategic vision has been to become an international leader in building materials, delivering superior and sustained shareholder returns, while reducing its dependence on individual markets and achieving a balance in its geographic presence and portfolio of products.
CRH is the leading global diversified building materials business in the world, employing 75,800 people at 3,160 locations worldwide. We manufacture and supply a diverse range of superior building materials and products for use in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, housing and commercial projects. Our materials and products are used extensively, in construction projects of all sizes, all across the world.
A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. Our shares are listed in Dublin (Euronext) and in London (LSE), and our American Depositary Shares are listed in New York (NYSE).
For further information on CRH please visit www.crh.com.
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