Holcim (Romania) launches a new innovative service: the washing installation at Campulung cement plant

8 February 2012
 

Bucharest


Holcim (Romania) launches a new service for the Campulung cement plant clients: the fully automated washing installation for cement-trucks and flat-bed semi trailers. The service was specially conceived for all Holcim clients and represents a real advantage, with an effective cost, available after cement truck loading, in between departure place and final destination.

"The investment at Campulung cement plant about 195.000 Euro joins our client's expectations, taking into account especially the present standards of environmental protection and the public roads circulation. Thanks to this new service, both Holcim fleet and our clients and subcontractors cars can represent a standard for the quality of the public image and for the respect toward communion", said Markus Wirth, General Manager Holcim (Romania).

The washing installation is automated and can be entirely controlled by the drivers with a special card. The washing is made without using brushes, only with water spurts, with a time effective of approximate 10 mints for the most complex washing cycle.

The drivers can choose between different washing types, from a simple wash with water against the dust deposed, to a complex one, with emollient and steam.

Holcim (Romania) S.A. is the Romanian subsidiary of Holcim Group Ltd, one of the world's leading suppliers of cement, as well as aggregates (gravel and sand), concrete and construction-related services. One of the top players in the world construction materials industry, the Group is based in Switzerland and has majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents. Holcim employs more than 48,000 people operating 130 cement plants and grinding stations and over 750 ready-mixed concrete plants throughout the world. Holcim is also one of the first international players in the construction industry to have invested in Eastern Europe after 1989.

Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently operates 3 cement plants, in Turda, Campulung and Alesd, 13 ready-mixed concrete plants (8 of which have been built based on the concept of environment friendliness) and 4 aggregates plants. Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently has approximately 1,300 employees.