The Aggregates & Environment Division houses the historical activities of Groupe Pigeon: the production and processing of aggregates and lime. It is at the heart of Groupe Pigeon's development strategy and benefits from synergies with the group's other divisions, notably Infrastructure & Works and Construction & Concrete (ready-mix concrete and prefabrication).
Extract, Transform, Enhance, Redevelop
The quarrying of solid rock, sand, limestone, and the recovery of aggregates are an essential activity for Groupe Pigeon and more generally for the land development sector, producing the raw materials necessary for the construction and completion of public works sites (roads and engineering structures), but also for buildings (ready-mix concrete and prefabrication of concrete elements).
The name of the Aggregates & Environment division confirms the ambitions and positioning that Groupe Pigeon aims to achieve for its historical extraction activities: to adopt a global approach linking industrial activity, circular economy , and biodiversity.
The extraction and processing activities of Groupe Pigeon are expanding and are now enriched by the recovery of co-products, the development of new ranges of materials from the recycling and deconstruction sectors, and the waste development and excavation management offers.
The logic of the circular economy is at the heart of the Aggregates & Environment division's development strategy, which aims to transform and recover mineral materials from local quarries, while restoring the exploited land over the long term to its initial configuration, or otherwise pursuing a positive impact in terms of biodiversity using innovative and adapted development solutions.
Aggregate recovery and environmental management are at the heart of the Aggregates & Environment division's activities. Groupe Pigeon aims to capitalize on the close link between aggregates and the environment throughout the entire life cycle:
- Optimizing our businesses and expertise in the extraction, processing, storage and delivery of aggregates, and the reception of excavated material.
- The development of our recycling, reprocessing and reuse of excavated material.
- The multiple development of its sites and land areas, through intelligent and responsible development projects and management of excavated material and waste, in close collaboration with local authorities and stakeholders.
Lime: A high-performance industrial tool and a complete range of services for a natural and versatile product
The Aggregates & Environment division produces and recovers limestone by firing it into lime for a wide range of applications, such as soil treatment and stabilization for public works, and soil improvers for the fertilization of agricultural land.
Groupe Pigeon's know-how in the lime segment is now recognised by the main players in the market, particularly through the Chaux Saint-Pierre brand. The high-performance production tools enable us to deliver to the western half of France, and even the entire country for elaborate products.
The Aggregates & Environment business line's industrial lime units provide a full range of services to our customers, in addition to the technical industrial solutions offered: delivery and application of products to agricultural plots, marketing support, agronomic training at distributors and production plants, sales force promotion, and recovery of quarry by-products and excavated materials to obtain usable and storable materials.