Aggregates & Concrete Lafarge Lafarge, bringing materials to life World leader in building materials with top ranking positions in Cement, Aggregates, Concrete and Gypsum. Lafarge's position as a leading company in building materials is underpinned by its comprehensive product and service offerings to its customers. In the UK, this includes cement, aggregates and concrete, asphalt & contracting and plasterboard. At Lafarge our values are deeply embedded and are what make us stand out from the crowd. Caring about our people, their safety, health and development Creating solutions that meet the needs of our customers Building partnerships with our communities Working with our partners to enhance biodiversity, nature conservation and educational opportunities And, of course, priding ourselves on operating ethically, responsibly and with complete transparency.
World leader in building materials, Lafarge extracts resources from the heart of the earth to make materials to bring to the heart of life. Present in 78 countries, the Group responds to the world’s demand for housing and infrastructure. Lafarge is driven by the needs of its customers, shareholders, local communities and architects. The Group creates specialist solutions which encourage creativity whilst leaving a lighter trace on the world. Lafarge has been a major player in the UK construction sector since entering the British market in 1987 - acquiring Redland in 1997 and Blue Circle in 2001. Today, Lafarge is the market-leader in cement and holds top-ranking positions in aggregates, concrete and plasterboard.
Lafarge has three sister companies in Britain - Lafarge Cement UK, Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK and Lafarge Plasterboard UK. Lafarge is passionate about customer care and proud of its active approach to sustainability and safety. Lafarge is the world's largest cement manufacturer and is the only UK producer with nationwide coverage, supplying around 50% per cent of the market and moving more than a million tonnes of cement by rail each year. Lafarge Cement UK has a history dating back to 1900. At that time 27 small, predominantly Kent-based, cement manufacturers and their subsidiaries merged to form the Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (1900) Ltd.
The Blue Circle brand was introduced in 1928, and in the late 1970s the name was adopted as the company name. The Lafarge Group acquired Blue Circle Industries plc in 2001 to become the world's leading producer of cement and building materials. Today, research and development at Lafarge Cement continues to focus on innovation and works to continually improve the properties of cement. Lafarge has a diverse range of cements, hydraulic binders and limes for construction, renovation and public works, suitable for industrial players, individual customers and architects.