1 year of Holcim in Romania

09.02.2012
 


June 20, 2002 - Holcim celebrates one year since its launch on the Romanian market.
Exactly one year ago, Holcim introduced its new brand in Romania. At one-year difference, Holcim is in a continuous increasing trend both as brand name recognition and as activities expansion. Through its recent achievements Holcim proves that it is a forward looking organization: it received awards for "Best Strategic Investment", an Excellency Award for the Strength. Performance and Passion proved at Expo Construct, it has inaugurated already two environmentally friendly concrete plants (EFCP) in Romania and launched the first mini guide for cement application in concrete and mortars.

Exactly one year ago, Holcim introduced its new brand in Romania. At one-year difference, Holcim is in a continuous increasing trend both as brand name recognition and as activities expansion. Through its recent achievements Holcim proves that it is a forward looking organization: it received awards for "Best Strategic Investment", an Excellency Award for the Strength. Performance and Passion proved at Expo Construct, it has inaugurated already two environmentally friendly concrete plants (EFCP) in Romania and launched the first mini guide for cement application in concrete and mortars. Today Holcim (Romania) SA inaugurates at Craiova another EFCP plant. In comparison with the traditional concrete plants in Romania, this plant represents a novelty : a technology that reduces dust emissions, fully eliminates noise and also allows fresh concrete waste recycling. The new concrete plant in Craiova has a capacity of 120 concrete cubic meters per hour and is fully automatized, to guarantee a constant quality and the exact quantity ordered by the client. This plant is operational all year long, as it is equipped with a heating system for devices and water, which allows concrete production in best conditions during cold weather also. The investment is 1 million EURO.

Looking back to all these achievements Kurt Habersatter, CEO of Holcim (Romania) SA states: " ''We want to be the most respected and attractive company in our industry. We are very happy and thankful for the positive feedback and the recognition from our clients and business partners and we will do our best to foster our position. On this occasion we want to thank to all our stakeholders who trusted and sustained us."
Holcim sold last year 1 200 000 tones of cement and had a turnover of 65 m EURO. For 2002 Holcim wants to reach a market share of 30%.
Holcim (Romania) SA invested until now more than 200 million EURO and plans to invest more then 80 million Euro in the next four to five years in modernization of its production facilities, in optimising the environmental measures, but also in the development and expansion of its business in concrete, sand and gravel.
Holcim (Romania) SA owns 3 cement plants in Turda, Campulung si Alesd, 7 concrete plants in Bucharest, Pitesti, Curtea de Arges, Brasov and Craiova, and 3 aggregates pits in Zarnesti, Rancaciov and Brasov. 2000 employees work within the company.
Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement, concrete and aggregates (sand and gravel), with operations in over 70 countries across all continents. The Group counts 47.000 employees.

Financial results of Holcim Group on 2001:
· Net sales: 13644 m CHF
· Operating profit: 945 m CHF
· Cement production capacity million t: 121,2
· Cement sales million t: 84,3
· Aggregates million t: 89,5
· RMC million m3: 25,5