Group Profile

A global diversified building materials group

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group employing over 85,000 people at 3,600 locations worldwide.

For over four decades, CRH has developed and implemented a proven model of business improvement. By building better businesses across our international operations, we have grown to be a leader in the global building materials industry.

The value created from our strategic approach translates into superior growth which has enabled our shareholders to enjoy a cumulative Total Shareholder Return (TSR) of 15.8% since our formation in 1970.

We are committed to improving the built environment and we understand the wider impact that our businesses can make in supporting human activity through the delivery of superior building materials and products for use in buildings, roads, public spaces, infrastructure and other construction areas.

CRH provides building materials across the spectrum of the construction industry – from building foundations to frame and roofing, to fitting out the interior space and improving the exterior environment, on site works and infrastructural projects, our materials and products are used extensively.

Our geographic footprint is wide. We operate in 32 countries. We are the largest building materials company in North America, the largest heavyside player in Europe, and we have strategic positions in Asia and South America.

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. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

CRH at a glance

  • 32 countries
  • c3,600 locations
  • 85,000 people
  • €27.6bn revenues (2017)*
*From continuing and discontinued operations