Building Products

Building Products Overview

CRH is a leading supplier of building products globally. Our businesses manufacture, supply and deliver a wide range of high quality, value-added, innovative products and solutions needed to shape and enhance the built environment for modern communities

What we do:

Our businesses are leading suppliers of value-added building products, primarily to residential and non-residential construction projects in markets globally. Customer understanding, product and process innovation and the relative ease with which certain of our products can be transported long distances, are all key features of our products businesses.  

We operate a portfolio of five major product platforms: Infrastructure, Architectural Products, BuildingEnvelope®, Europe Distribution and Europe Lightside.  

CRH’s Infrastructure platform manufactures a range of precast concrete and polymer-based products such as underground vaults, drainage pipe and structures, utility enclosures and modular precast structures which are supplied to the water, electrical, telephone and railroad markets and to select non-residential building applications.

Our Architectural Products platform is a leading supplier of concrete masonry, hardscape and related products for residential, commercial and DIY construction markets. 

The BuildingEnvelope® platform is a leading integrated supplier of products specified to close the building envelope, including architectural glass, storefront systems, custom engineered curtain and window wall, architectural windows, doors and skylights.  

Our Europe Distribution platform supplies building materials to professional builders, specialist heating and plumbing contractors, and DIY customers through a network of trusted local and regional brands across a number of mature markets in Western Europe. 

Our Europe Lightside platform is comprised of businesses engaged in the manufacture and supply of high quality, value-added, innovative products and solutions for customers in construction markets globally.

We continually focus on product innovation and development and we work with specialist end-users, such as architects and engineers, to develop design-solutions that are approved and certified for individual target markets. 

We leverage our scale, breadth and capabilities to build competitive advantage in key segments and channels.

How we create value:

Our strategy is to build and grow scalable businesses, balanced across products, geographies and end-use sectors, through increasing the penetration of our range of value-added products and creating competitive advantage through strong customer relationships, brand leadership and service.

Our development focus aims to deepen our positions in existing business platforms, to broaden our differentiated product portfolio through selected new growth platforms that are exposed to attractive global megatrends, and to expand our presence in developing regions as construction markets become more sophisticated. This enables CRH to provide innovative solutions that meet the longer-term opportunities presented by economic development, changing demographics and sustainability.  

As part of our ongoing focus on value creation we consistently invest in talent development, commercial and operational excellence processes, innovation and technology to ensure continuous improvement in everything we do.

How we are structured:

The Division is organised into five product platforms: Infrastructure, Architectural Products, BuildingEnvelope®, Europe Distribution and Europe Lightside, employing approximately 35,300 people at 1,100 locations.

At a glance

  • 21 countries
  • 35,300 people
  • 1,100 operating locations


Building Products At a Glance 


Building Products Countries & Regions

  • European Countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands

  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Slovakia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • US States:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi

  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Canadian Provinces:

  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • Asia-Pacific Countries:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Malaysia

Building Products Leadership Positions

Precast concrete products No. 1 Precast concrete utility products: North America
Architectural Products
Concrete masonry, patio products and pavers No. 1 Paving & Patio: North America
  No. 1 Masonry: North America
Packaged cement mixes No. 2 United States
Packaged lawn & garden products No. 2 United States
Building envelope solutions No. 1 North America
Custom glazing hardware and installation products No.1 North America
General Builders Merchants No. 1 Austria
  No. 1 Netherlands
  No. 1 Switzerland
  No. 1 Northern Germany
  No. 2 Ile-de-France and Normandy
DIY No.4 Germany
  No. 2 (joint) Portugal (50%
SHAP No. 2 Switzerland
  No. 2 Belgium
  No. 3 Northern Germany
Europe Lightside
Construction accessories No. 2 United States
  No. 1 Europe
Network access products No. 1 Europe
  No. 1 Australia
Perimeter protection No. 1 Europe
Shutters & awnings No. 1 Netherlands
No. 3 Germany
Architectural products Europe No. 1 Netherlands
  No. 1 Belgium
  No. 1 Poland
  No. 2 Germany
  No. 1 Slovakia

Building Products Sector Exposure

Building Products - Sector Exposure pie chart

Building Products - Sector Exposure pie chart