Lafarge Roofing Expands Its Asian Presence
January 12, 2004
Continuing its business growth in Southeast Asia, Lafarge Roofing opened a clay roof tile plant in Rayong, Thailand, on January 6, 2004, and a concrete roof tile plant in Bangalore, India, on January 7. Since 1998, the company has started production at an additional 12 plants in six Asian countries. Overall, Lafarge Roofing is active in nine countries in Southeast Asia. Over 1600 employees contributed to achieving sales totaling 106 million euros in the region in 2002. Over the past three years, either production capacities or the product portfolio were expanded in those countries where business activities were already established, and new markets were opened in countries such as in Cambodia, Laos and South Korea.