French building materials supplier Vicat SA reported sales of Euro 792m for the first half of 2004, a 10 per cent rise from the first six months of 2003. The group posted a Euro 448.2m turnover for the second quarter of 2004, up 11.2 per cent year-on-year, Vicat said.
The group, which is listed on the Paris market, currently employs a total 5700 in France, the United States, Turkey, Senegal, Switzerland, Egypt and Italy. Vicat operates several cement plants, concrete plants, and quarries worldwide. The group is also active in specialty chemicals, transport and engineering, and pre-cast concrete products.