For this year, Holcim (Romania) estimates an increase of some 10 % of own concrete sales, as compared to 2006, cumulated for the cities the company is active in: Arad, Brasov, Bucharest, Campulung, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Oradea, Satu Mare, Targu Mures, Timisoara, Pitesti, Ploiesti and Sibiu.
Presently, Holcim (Romania) offers to its clients ready-mixed concrete produced in 16 environmentally-friendly plants, designed and built on state-of-the-art technologies that allow superior performances for productivity, products of controlled and constant quality, occupational health and safety norms, environmental protection norms.
"The construction materials market has continued to develop this year, the estimation of the growth being of 20-25% as compared to 2006. Also this year we have been offering quality products and services and we have come up with optimal ideas and solutions for all our clients." said Markus Wirth, General Manager of Holcim (Romania).
"This year, the constructions market has registered growth and, favoured by the economic development, the trend will be an ascendant one also during the following years due to large residential and infrastructure projects which will start in 2008. One thing is certain, we assist to a progressive maturation of the market due to the increasing exigencies of the beneficiaries." said Mircea Tusinean, RMX Regional Director North, Holcim (Romania).
"In the southern part of the country, the really large projects have not been very present this year. On the other hand, the concrete market in this region has been a dynamic one, with the coming of new players and the expansion of the existing ones." added Gabriel Mateescu, RMX Regional Director South, Holcim (Romania).
"In Bucharest we will continue to invest in the following years so that the products and services we offer fully satisfy the requirements of our clients. For example, this year we launched a new concrete plant in Pantelimon so that we are closer to our clients." added Catalin Popescu, RMX Regional Director Bucharest, Holcim (Romania).
Holcim (Romania) offers to its clients ready-mixed concrete, including road concrete, stabilized ballast, mortars, and related services�- transportation, pumping, temporary stocking of fresh concrete on the site (up to maximum 30 minutes), laboratory, and technical consultancy.
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 5 aggregates plants. The company has approximately 1,300 employees. The website of the company is www.holcim.ro.