Aggregates

Profile

Aggregates include crushed stone, gravel, and sand. The production process centers around quarrying, preparing and sorting the raw material as well as quality testing. Aggregates are mainly used in the manufacturing of ready-mix concrete, concrete products, and asphalt, as well as for road building and railway track beds. The recycling of aggregates from concrete material is gaining importance at Holcim.

Consolidated key figures for aggregates in 2014

Aggregates plants

363

Sales of aggregates in million t

153.1

Net sales in million CHF

2,404

Operating profit in million CHF

214

Personnel

5,722

Consolidated sales of aggregates 2014 per region

Asia Pacific

24.8 million t

Latin America

7.5 million t

Europe

73.1 million t

North America

45.7 million t

Africa Middle East

2.0 million t

Developments

Aggregate volumes across the Group reached 153.1 million tonnes, a drop of 0.9 percent. All Group regions except North America reported lower volumes. In Latin America restructuring of aggregate positions was the main contributor to the development while in Europe the increased shipments in the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic were exceptions. In North America both Aggregate Industries US and Holcim Canada contributed to a significant increase in volumes.

Sales of aggregates in Million t