Innovation

Together with our partners, customers, and academic researchers, our best-in-class Research and Development teams develop the most innovative products, solutions, and services, as well as advanced manufacturing processes. Our New Zealand customers are connected to advanced technology from our experts located all over the world.

 

Our R&D centre in Lyon, France is our global innovation hub and is the first of its kind in the industry. We currently have over 1,500 patents or patent applications, and our network of local labs spans all five continents, being home to a great variety of in-house expertise: chemists, physicists, engineers, architects, LCA specialists, and more!

 

Holcim MAQER is about establishing enduring partnerships between start-ups and Holcim based upon real business, knowledge, and growth. With an open innovation approach, Holcim MAQER provides access to the global building materials sector to help drive innovation at a massive scale.

 
Construction of Tomorrow

Construction of tomorrow is a Holcim initiative that promotes open innovation on a Group-wide basis. By drawing new connections between people and systems, and by collecting and processing the appropriate data, we are creating the materials of tomorrow.

 
Innovation for Unique Structures

The combination of beauty and functionality makes many buildings challenging, and architects and engineers look for building solution with a variety of qualities: resistance to compression, ductility, longevity, eco-efficiency, insulation, and aesthetics. Our solutions enable architects worldwide to turn their imagination into beautiful and durable iconic buildings.

 
Innovation for New Opportunities

We know that innovation is permanent and fast, and to make sure that Holcim remains ahead of the pack, we continuously develop our capabilities to track the latest trends and innovations. From leading research institutes, schools, and universities, to customers, suppliers, and start-ups, we believe that collaboration with networks of stakeholders outside our organization is key to innovate and differentiate in our industry.