Our aggregates solutions

After water, aggregates are the most utilized product in the world. Aggregates, generally consisting of crushed stone, gravel, and sand, are mainly used in the construction of roads, rail track beds, the manufacturing of concrete, concrete products, and asphalt.  Discover LafargeHolcim high value aggregates and solutions for building and infrastructure projects available in many countries around the world.

Aggregates solutions

Aggregates are rock fragments extracted from fluvial deposits as in the case of natural sand and gravel or quarried from hard rock formations.  

The extracted materials are then processed by crushing, shaping, and screening, including washing where required, into final products.  

The processed aggregates can be combined with cementitious material in the manufacturing of concrete or bitumen as a binder in the production of asphalt.   

Aggregates solutions available at LafargeHolcim can be divided into two main categories:

  • Primary natural aggregates, extracted from hard rock quarries and deposits of sand and gravel.
  • Alternative aggregates, consisting of recycled concrete and secondary aggregates from other industrial waste, such as mining waste, slag, and ash. 

LafargeHolcim high value aggregates products and solutions

Whatever the application, LafargeHolcim ensures all aggregates products are of the best quality in terms of particle shape, durability, and resistance to weathering. As a result, our customers can rely on the performance of LafargeHolcim aggregates.


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Aggregates solutions, manufactured sand

Manufactured sands

On a global scale, natural alluvial sand is becoming an increasingly depleted resource. LafargeHolcim has a sustainable solution in the form of manufactured sands that are produced at hard rock quarries. The result is a high quality fine aggregate that is an ideal solution for all concrete applications.

Aggregates solutions, decorative

Decorative sands and aggregates

Our multicolored decorative sands and aggregates give color to architectural applications and exposed aggregate concrete. Durable and easy to maintain, decorative aggregates can be used for aesthetic appeal in applications such as parks, driveways, and playgrounds.

Aggregates solutions, urban drainage

Aggregates for urban drainage systems​

LafargeHolcim aggregates for urban drainage systems are designed to control the drainage in public roads, sidewalks, and driveways, thus contributing to road safety.  They are also environmentally friendly solutions, as they allow for rainwater management and aid the collection, cleaning, and reuse of rainwater.


Aggregates solutions for specific applications

LafargeHolcim can provide the widest range of specialty aggregates for the market in order to match the specific requirements of demanding building and infrastructure projects, such as: 

  • ballast for railways ​
  • bound and unbound aggregates for layer works in road construction 
  • stone for breakwaters and harbor facilities 
  • decorative solutions for architectural effects
Aggregates solutions, recycled

Recycled aggregates

With sources close to the worksite and demanding quality control, LafargeHolcim produces high quality recycled aggregates from recycled and return concrete, such as Aggneo™. This commitment to sustainable solutions ensures that reserves are not unnecessarily depleted and reduces the impact on landfill sites. 

They can be used for a wide range of applications in civil engineering and building projects such as:

  • road base,
  • sub-base,
  • building foundation material,
  • utility trenches, and
  • parking areas.