Lafarge is the world leader in building materials with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses.
Lafarge Beton, Heracles subsidiary, has an established presence in the Greek aggregates and concrete sector and works to reflect and anticipate the needs of the construction industry.
The company operates as Lafarge Beton in the market since 2001. It has 26 Ready-Mix plants and 10 quarries covering the entire Greek mainland and islands for concrete and aggregates.
Driven by a customer focused approach, Lafarge Beton brings to the market differentiated, innovative solutions to meet customer and end-user needs. It offers a very diverse range of products, from high quality aggregates such as fine and coarse aggregates, armourstones and rocks to conventional and ultra-high performance concretes like the self-placing, self-leveling concrete Agilia.
Lafarge Beton overview
Concrete is a building material made by mixing water, aggregates and sand with a binding agent (usually cement) and, if necessary, with additives. This mixture is made on building sites and factories.
The characteristics of a concrete can vary greatly depending on the choice of cement and cement-aggregate ratio, the type of aggregate used, the inclusion of additives, etc. The way concretes are used and surface treated can also have an impact on their performance and appearance.
Aggregates are small rock fragments (0.08 to 80 mm) of mineral origin. Aggregates come in different types: maritime, fluvial and terrestrial. They may be sand, gravel or crushed gravel. Aggregates, mixed with water and cement, are essential for the production of concrete.