Our range of aggregates, from sustainably sourced materials to recycled construction & demolition waste, provide the raw materials for concrete, masonry and asphalt, as well as the foundation for buildings, roads and landfills. Discover Holcim high-value aggregates and solutions for building and infrastructure projects available in many countries around the world.


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 materials in the manufacturing of concrete or bitumen as a binder in the production of asphalt. Aggregates solutions available at Holcim 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.

Whatever the application, Holcim 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 Holcim aggregates.

Manufactured sands

On a global scale, natural alluvial sand is becoming an increasingly depleted resource. Holcim 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

Decorative solutions

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. 

Urban drainage systems​

Holcim 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.

Special applications

Holcim 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.
Recycled aggregates

With sources close to the worksite and demanding quality control, Holcim 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,
  • parking areas.
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