EUR 3 million investment for launching the 16th Holcim (Romania) environmentally friendly concrete plant

8 Februarie 2012


Following an investment of EUR 3 million, Holcim (Romania) launches its environmentally friendly concrete plant in Pantelimon, which is the 16th plant at national level and the 4th in Bucharest.

The Stetter type plant has a capacity of 120 cubic meters of concrete per hour and is fully automatic, which guarantees both a constant quality and an exact quantity of supplied ready-mixed concrete. The state-of-art technology employed reduces to zero the dust emissions and the noise, and allows recycling of fresh concrete.

"This year we celebrate 10 years of presence in Romania and, during all this time, we have proved our care for the environment through constant investments in most modern technologies, we have introduced new concepts in Romania - such as the environmentally friendly concrete plant at the launch of the plant in Pitesti in 2001 - and we have continued to launch environmentally friendly products and services," said Markus Wirth, Country Manager of Holcim (Romania).

The environmentally friendly concrete plant in Bucharest - Pantelimon is operational all year long because it is equipped with a heating system for water and air, which facilitates the optimum production of concrete even during cold weather.

"Now we are present in all cardinal points of the capital city. Together with the launch of the environmentally friendly concrete plant in Pantelimon, which is the fourth plant in Bucharest, we are even closer to the needs of our customers, with quality products and prompt services," said Catalin Popescu, RMX Regional Director Bucharest, Holcim (Romania).

Now, Holcim (Romania) owns and operates 16 environmentally friendly concrete plants in Pitesti, Bucharest - Pipera, Ploiesti, Bucharest - Progresul, Satu Mare, Cluj-Napoca, Oradea, Craiova, Sibiu, Arad, Bucharest - Chitila, Timisoara, Targu Mures, Brasov, Campulung and Bucharest - Pantelimon.

Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents, and employs some 90,000 people.

Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently operates 3 cement plants, in Turda, Campulung and Alesd, 16 environmentally-friendly ready-mixed concrete plants, and 4 aggregates plants. Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently has approximately 1,300 employees. The website of the company is