Research and development

The Group’s business segments are each responsible for their own research and development activities. Research and development at Lemminkäinen focuses on the improvement of environmental and energy efficiency as well as development activities carried out in projects. In addition, the company has ongoing projects to improve operational efficiency. Lemminkäinen’s Central Laboratory focuses on paving R&D. The company aims to constantly increase the percentage of low-temperature and recycled asphalts in its production, for instance. In 2015, the Group’s research and development expenditure accounted for approximately 0.2 (0.5) per cent of net sales.