Key figures


Research is central to Lafarge's strategy and the Group invests significantly more than other companies in the sector. The result is more than 1,000 research employees, a research budget of more than 150 million euros and hundreds of patents.


Science & materials


Lafarge's research teams study the microstructure of materials to gain a better understanding of their properties. Teams bring together a wide range of skills, from the technology of powders and rheology to hydration chemistry and mechanics.




Construction projects that use Lafarge's most innovative materials.



R&D at Lafarge focuses on the satisfaction of customer requirements and the development of products which are increasingly environmentally friendly. Research teams play an active role in the Group's overall performance.


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Research interests

Research interests of the Group are closely based on the needs and specificities of the markets where the Group operates.

A better understanding of our customers' needs and of the way they use our products enables us to develop truly innovative products, systems and solutions.

LafargeHolcim. Cement, aggregates, Concrete.