James Hardie is a producer of fibre cement building products. Hardie predominantly serves the residential construction industry with its flagship fibre cement siding product range. The group’s key segment is North America, where it derives around 70% of group earnings from the sale of fibre cement exterior siding and 10% from the sale of fibre cement interior boards. The remainder of earnings are from Australia/New Zealand and Europe. In 2021, the group acquired Fermacell, an exterior and interior products business headquartered in Germany and with operations throughout Europe.