CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing c.85,000 people at c.3,600 operating locations in 32 countries worldwide. CRH is the largest building materials company in North America and the second largest worldwide. The Group has leadership positions in Europe as well as established strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America. CRH is committed to improving the built environment through the delivery of superior materials and products for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, housing and commercial projects.
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 NYSE.
CRH in Ukraine operates in three areas:
- Cement production
- Production of concrete and concrete products
- Crushed stone production
The holding entered Ukraine in 1999 through the acquisition of the majority share of Podilsky Cement PJSC (Kamyanets-Podilsky, Khmelnytsky region), where in 2011 a modern dry-type clinker kiln with project capacity 7,5 thou tons per day was commissioned. In the same year, the company bought a controlling stake in Cement LLC (Odesa), and in September, 2013 — Mykolaivсement PrJSC (Lviv region).
CRH is one of the leaders on the cement market in Ukraine in terms of production volumes. Clinker (the main component of cement) is produced in Kamyanets-Podilsky and is used in Odessa and Mykolaiv for further grinding of cement.
In 2014, a modern certified concrete laboratory was opened at Kamyanets-Podilsky plant that supports customers of all three CRH cement enterprises in Ukraine, studying how cement behaves in concrete, testing all the concrete components and providing recommendations for improving recipes of concrete.
Since 2016, all CRH cement plants operate in Ukraine under the common brand CRH.
CRH non-cement business in Ukraine includes:
- Polibeton Group – production of ready-mixed concrete and concrete products in Lviv region
- Bilotserkivsky Precast Concrete Plant PJSC – production of concrete poles for power transmission lines in the Kiev region.
- Bekhivsky Specialised Quarry PrJSC – production of crushed stone and screening in the Zhytomyr region.
The Head-office of the company is located in Kyiv.
The enterprises in Ukraine employ about 1,000 people.