Europeanization in full swing

Relocation and renaming of CRH Clay Solutions

The headquarters of CRH Clay Solutions GmbH has been moved from Peine to the production site of the company’s Albert plant in Steyerberg, around 100 km away. The company’s administration and part of its sales have been operating from Steyerberg since November. “As a result of the move, administration and production will be tied together very closely, workflows and lines of communication shortened”, explained Theo Wenke, Director of Marketing and Sales.

With this pooling of expertise, the company is taking a further step towards Europeanization. The first step was taken back in February 2009, when the A·K·A Ziegelgruppe was officially renamed to CRH Clay Solutions. Becoming part of the internationally leading parent group CRH in Ireland and the increased cooperation with the company’s European affiliates in the Netherlands and Poland have not only lead to the concentration of Europe-wide know-how, but also widened the range within the different product sectors. German customers will be able to choose from an extensive selection of products for walls and paving/flooring from seven plants in the Netherlands as well as from the products of the four German plants.



Related articles:

Issue 05/2009 Wider product range and greater know-how thanks to new orientation

A.K.A Ziegelgruppe GmbH becomes CRH Clay Solutions GmbH

The future-oriented A.K.A brand products for roof, wall and floor design are now represented by CRH Clay Solutions GmbH, the Peine-based company previously known as A.K.A Ziegelgruppe GmbH. Thanks to...

Issue 7-8/2010

CRH installs cutting-edge robotics

On Monday, June 14, 2010, CRH Clay Solutions opened their new robotics hall at the De Bylandt plant in Tolkamer, the Netherlands. Now, eight setting robots palletize the clay pavers produced by De...

Issue 06/2014

CRH Clay Solutions GmbH moves to Peine

As of July 1, 2014, CRH Clay Solutions GmbH has moved back to their erstwhile location in Peine. The decision to relocate was based mainly on logistics. For the company‘s future orientation, CRH...

Issue 5-6/2010 British Design prize goes to German bricks

CRH Group takes two brick awards

On November 4, 2009, Ibstock Brick Limited, a British subsidiary of Irish conglomerate CRH plc, captured the latest Brick Awards in two of 15 categories. The roofing tile producer’s entry was a...

Issue 01/2023

Concentration trend on the European roof tile market: Wienerberger wants Creaton and parts of Terreal

The Wienerberger Group wants to acquire parts of Terreal, a European supplier of products for the renovation and refurbishment of roofs. Creaton, one of the largest manufacturers of clay roof tiles in...