Today, Vicat produces and markets close to 21 million tons of aggregates from 69 quarries in five countries: France, Senegal, Turkey, Switzerland and India.
Aggregates like sand, gravel and crushed stone are important components of many building materials, including concrete and asphalt concrete; the aggregates serve as reinforcements, adding strength to the overall composite.
How aggregates are produced
The indispensable raw materials known as aggregates are subject to precise production methods.
Types of aggregates
There are several varieties of aggregates, which differ in their chemical and physical composition, size and density.
On a global scale, fertile soils loose every 5 years a surface equivalent to the size of France. Vicat group aggregate sector has elaborated a ...
More than 40 beehives populated by an estimated 1.2 million bees are dotted throughout the Creabeton Matériaux and Vigier Beton sites in Lyss, Switzerland. ...
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport was opened in 1975. It is now seeing bigger and enlarging Terminal 1. The extension is scheduled to open at the end of the ...
Vicat's Aggregate business in France has been involved in the quarrying-industry Environment Charter of UNICEM* since 2009. Now, seventeen of its sites have been qualified ’Level ...
A family of European eagle-owls—a species that is flourishing in the Lorraine region of eastern France—is nesting in the Maizières quarry.
It’s not every day that you see this sortof thing: the Saint-Jean-le-Vieux and Pérouges quarries in eastern France are using sheep to keep their grass ...
The Rotex quarry has been fighting to overcome the pernicious effects of Japanese knotweed, a plant that threatens biodiversity.
The bank swallow—an endangered species in Switzerland—returns every year to its summer home in Vigier quarries. In the Gryfenberg quarry above Safnern it finds the ...
In February 2012 the new plant at the La Courbaisse quarry in the hills above Nice, on France’s Mediterranean coast, produced its first tons of ...
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