CRH Romania, a leader of the building materials industry in Romania, is celebrating this year the first National Day of Ireland since joining the multinational CRH Group in August 2015. With an industrial network comprising almost 40 sites, 1,000 employees and a turnover in excess of 200 million euros per year, CRH Romania became in the summer of last year one of the strongest Irish investors at local level.
We have joined a group with Irish roots, which is currently a top international player and a strong partner in vast infrastructure and development projects on several continents. Established in Ireland in 1970, CRH Group became one of the world’s leading players in the building materials industry in only four decades. Numbers speak for themselves: sales of close to 24 billion euros last year, 89,000 employees working in about 3,900 locations in 31 countries, acquisitions and investments of 8 billion euros in 2015. As a result of the large-scale acquisition made last year, including Lafarge Romania which became CRH Romania, the CRH Group has expanded its presence on several markets, has gained a place among the top 3 players in the global building materials industry and has become the number 2 on the global aggregates market.
Locally, CRH Romania owns cement plants, ready-mix plants and aggregates sites across the country. The company constantly invests in optimizing and upgrading these sites, focusing on enhancing industrial, safety and environmental performances. In addition to products, the company also provides other types of services requested by end-users, from architects to developers, in order to assist them in implementing their construction projects.
CRH is a trustworthy partner in constructions and its products have contributed to the development of flagship projects in Romania and in the world. From highways, stadiums and airports to residential or historical buildings, the building materials originating from CRH sites across the country have proved their efficiency and quality and passed the most challenging test of time. In Romania, the company has participated in several complex projects, including Autostrada Soarelui, where it delivered cement and aggregates for all the 225 kilometres of the highway that connects the country’s capital to the Romanian seaside, as well as the construction of the largest stadium in the country, the National Arena, where it delivered cement.
However, as urbanisation is growing, including in Romania, the need for new constructions and the number of projects are also increasing. Within this context, the challenge for CRH is to propose and implement innovative ways of construction. Using its diverse Lightside and Heavyside divisions, CRH is contributing to the development of a sustainable construction sector, giving due consideration to environment challenges.
All this for a greener world. Green as the shamrock, the symbol of Saint Patrick, the patron of Ireland.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our employees and partners!