Research & Innovation


LafargeHolcim Research & Development (R&D) addresses our customers' needs, who face today’s major challenges: achieving energy efficiency, lowering cost of construction, reducing environmental footprint, and meeting high standards of aesthetics, health, comfort, and well-being. Together with our partners and customers, our best-in-class R&D teams develop the most innovative products, solutions, and services, as well as advanced manufacturing processes.

MEA Cairo Regional Laboratory is located at Lafarge Egypt’s cement plant in Sokhna. With a strong commitment to quality, the lab provides its services to North Africa and Sub-Saharan countries and serves over 26 LafargeHolcim operations and external customers in more than 17 countries in MEA.

Our team uses the latest research techniques to support process and performance improvement while providing added value products through cost effective and time efficient services, including cement manufacturing materials testing, whether raw or processed materials, to ensure the highest quality. It also performs concrete application trials to identify the areas of development and collaborates with technical the sales, marketing, and operations teams to provide solutions that can satisfy customers’ needs.





Our laboratory covers a wide variety of tests, all in compliance with ISO & ASTM standards. They include:


Samples management

  • General chemical tests
  • Mineralogy
  • Cement mechanical test
  • Cement & other materials physical tests
  • Solid fuel and AFR
  • Aggregate & concrete tests