Research and Development

AlSafwa has the support of LafargeHolcim R&D arm with cutting-edge research capabilities supported by best academic teams worldwide. This important tool compliments the company's innovation strategy and plays an essential role in developing innovative value-adding solutions for our customers in the building materials industry. By working closely with our local businesses, we aim to have a deep understanding of customer and end-user needs to identify ways we can make their businesses and lives better.
 
On the production side, innovation also covers process development, alternative fuels and raw materials optimization and energy savings. In addition, to accelerate and enrich our offers, we join our R&D efforts with customers, suppliers, start-ups, and academia.
 
R&D is the cornerstone of innovation at. We combine best-in-class technical expertise, the latest equipment and the most noteworthy international research partners to offer an R&D capacity that is unmatched in our sector.
 
The center has the premier R&D center worldwide for the construction industry.
Our highly qualified teams (from chemists, physicists, materials specialists to structural engineers, architects, masons and transfer teams) have filed over 1500 patents over the years (+160 in 2014).