Braas Monier Building Group SA operates as a holding company, which engages in the manufacture and supply of pitched roof products, including both roof tiles and roofing components in Europe and parts of Asia and South Africa. It operates through the following geographical and business segments: Western Europe, Central, Northern and Eastern Europe; Southern Europe, Asia and Africa; Chimney and Energy Systems; and Central Products and Services. The Western Europe segment includes the Benelux countries, France and the United Kingdom. The Central, Northern & Eastern Europe segment includes Germany, Poland, Russia as well as Nordics and Baltics. The Southern Europe segment includes Italy and Turkey as well as Southeastern European countries. The Asia & Africa segment is made up of China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Africa and Thailand. The major product lines in all of these regions are concrete, clay tiles and components. The Chimneys and Energy Systems segment engages in the manufacture and sale of ceramic and steel chimneys, energy systems and certain other products under the Schiedel brand. The Central Products & Services segment comprises three elements: manufacturing facilities for components in Germany; technical centers in Heusenstamm (Germany) and Crawley (UK); and holding company entities, mainly in Germany and Luxembourg. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.