Profile: James Hardie Industries PLC (JHX.N)
3 Sep 2015
James Hardie Industries Plc, incorporated on June 17, 2010, is a manufacturer of fiber cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The Company's operating segments are USA and Europe Fiber Cement and Asia Pacific Fiber Cement. USA and Europe Fibre Cement manufactures fiber cement interior linings, exterior siding products and related accessories in the United States, and these products are sold in the United States, Canada and Europe. Asia Pacific Fibre Cement includes all fiber cement manufactured in Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, and sold in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East (Israel, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates), and various Pacific Islands.
The Company manufactures a range of fiber-cement building materials for both internal and external use across a range of applications, including external siding, internal walls, floors, ceilings, soffits, roofing, lattice, decorative columns, fencing and facades. The Company's core product ranges are planks, which are used for external siding and flat sheets, which are used for internal and external wall linings and floor underlayments. The Company markets its fiber cement products and systems under various Hardie brand names, such as HardieBacker boards, and other brand names, such as Artisan Lap and Artisan Accent Trim by James Hardie, Cemplank and Prevail siding, and Scyon advanced lightweight cement composite products, such as Scyon Stria cladding. The Company's fiber cement products are used in a number of markets, including new residential construction (single and multi-family housing), manufactured housing, repair and remodeling and a range of commercial and industrial applications.
The Company manufactures numerous types of fiber cement products with a range of patterned profiles and surface finishes for a range of applications, including external siding and soffit lining, internal linings, facades, and floor and tile underlayments. In the United States, the Company also offers HZ10 HardiePlank siding, HardieTrim Mouldings, and Artisan V-Rustic siding and an accessory to support products using ColorPlus technology. In Australia and New Zealand, it also offers the ARChitectural Prefinished panel range for commercial applications, including Invibe panels with Chromashield Technology and Inraw panels.
In Australia, the Company offers HardieBrace, an online calculator tool, which offers a way to simplify structural bracing calculations. It offers Modcem modular flooring for commercial flooring applications. Its building science offerings include HardieEdge termite barrier, HardieWrap weather barrier, HardieFire Insulation, HardieBreak Thermal Strip, as well as the HardieSmart Boundary, Aged Care and ZeroLot Wall Systems. The Company offers Scyon range of products under the James Hardie brand as James Hardie products including Scyon technology. In New Zealand only, Secura Interior Flooring, Secura Exterior Flooring, Axent Fascia, HomeRAB 4.5 millimeter (mm) Pre Cladding, HardieGlaze Listello and Grande lining, Stria Cladding, Axon 400 and 133 Grain Cladding, Linea Oblique Cladding and Easy Lap Panel are offered under the James Hardie brand. In the Philippines, its Hardieflex board range includes Hardieflex Wet Area lining boards and Hardieflex Pro primarily for wet area application and HardieFlex Flooring. The Company's European business offers HardieFloor Structural Flooring, and a range of products, including HardieFloor dB Structural Acoustic Flooring, and HardieQStrip Acoustic Batten.
James Hardie Industries PLC
2ND FLOOR EUROPA HOUSE, HARCOURT
HARCOURT STREET, DUBLIN 2