|Traded as||ASX: BLD|
|Industry||Building and Construction Materials|
|Founded||Australia (4 March 1946)|
|Key people||Mike Kane, CEO & Managing Director
Rosaline Ng, CFO
|Revenue||A$5.28 billion (2014) |
|Operating income||A$173 million (2014)|
Boral Limited is a multinational company dealing in building and construction materials. Founded in Australia, it also has extensive operations in the USA and Asia. With A$5.29 billion (2013) worth of sales, Boral has over 13,000 employees working across over 600 operating sites. Boral was demerged from the 'old' Boral Limited in February 2000. The 'old' Boral Limited, comprising energy assets, was renamed Origin Energy. The spin-off assets, comprising building and construction materials, became the 'new' Boral Limited. Boral and Origin Energy are now separately listed companies on the Australian Stock Exchange and are entirely independent of one another.
The 'old' Boral began as an oil and bitumen refining company under the name of Bitumen and Oil Refineries Australia Limited. It later changed its name to Boral Limited using the acronym of the company's name.
Boral has changed its core business since its inception, and now has a diverse area of operations within the building industry, including asphalt, road line marking, concrete, plasterboard, timber, windows, quarry, landfill, transport, roof tiles, bricks and pavers. Boral also produces cement via Boral Cement (formerly Blue Circle Southern Cement).
Today Boral has built itself into a multinational company, with operations in Australia, Asia and the United States, with its headquarters located in Sydney, Australia, and also supported from the company's establishment at Prospect, New South Wales, Australia.
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