Ready-Mixed Concrete and Asphalt
Our ready-mixed concrete and asphalt activities are bundled in the ready-mixed concrete-asphalt business line. Our product portfolio varies from country to country.
Concrete is a mixture of aggregates (approx. 80%), cement (approx. 12%), and water. Depending on the desired application, the characteristics of the concrete can be changed through the use of certain additives.
Except for water, no other substance on the planet is used more than concrete. All major construction projects – whether for tunnels or bridges, office buildings or schools – use concrete in some form or another. Concrete is usually delivered to the building site by ready-mix trucks and is poured locally into forms. Moreover, concrete is also used for the production of precast concrete parts, such as stairs, ceiling elements, or structural components.
Asphalt consists of a mixture of various sized aggregates, filler (rock dust), and bitumen (tar). It is used primarily in the building of traffic infrastructure – roads, walkways, and parking lots.
Key Figures Ready-Mixed Concrete-Asphalt 2015
Ready-mixed concrete plants 1,317 Ready-mixed concrete sales volumes in million cbm 36.7 Asphalt plants 114 Asphalt sales volumes in million tonnes 9.1 Revenue in €m 4,156 Operating income before depreciation in €m 149
Ready-Mixed Concrete Sales Volumes 2015 in Group Areas in mm3
Western and Northern Europe 13.0 Eastern Europe-Central Asia 3.4 North America 6.4 Asia-Pacific 10.9 Africa-Mediterranean Basin 3.0
Asphalt Sales Volumes 2015 in Group Areas in mt
Western and Northern Europe 3.0 North America 3.7 Asia-Pacific 2.0 Africa-Mediterranean Basin 0.4