Today, at 11.00 a.m., Holcim (Romania) SA inaugurates in Ploiesti its fourth Environmental Friendly Concrete Plant (EFCP) in Romania, an investment having a total value of approximately 1,5 milion Euro. The first EFCP plant was launched by the end of last year in Pitesti, followed by two news plants in Craiova and Cluj in June 2002.
Worldwide, Holcim Group operates over 700 concrete plants. The vast experience in concrete manufacturing provided the expertise for developing the «Environmentally Friendly Concrete Plant» for Romania. In comparison with the traditional concrete plants in Romania, this plant represents a novelty: the state-of-the-art production technology (brought from Spain, Italy and Switzerland) reduces the dust emissions, eliminates noise and allows recycling of fresh concrete.
Holcim's new concrete plant in Ploiesti has a capacity of 120 concrete cubic meters per hour and is fully automated in order to guarantee constant quality concrete and to produce the exact quantity of concrete ordered by the client. The plant is operational all year long, as it is equipped with a heating system for hot water and hot air, allowing concrete production in best conditions also during cold weather.
"Today's event is another confirmation of our company's principles: using the latest technologies in producing concrete and meeting the environmental standards. Professionalism and quality govern our activity and are a proof of our position as a valued and trusted partner for our clients and the communities where we operate," stated Albert Szabo, Director of RMC & Aggregates Division of Holcim (Romania) SA. He also mentioned that, by the end of the year, Holcim (Romania) SA will inaugurate another environmentally friendly concrete plant in Oradea.
In the future, Holcim (Romania) will apply the same technology and environmental principles not only in the projects already started in other strategic locations in Romania, but, in the same time, it plans to modernize the already existing ready-mixed concrete plants in Romania: the ones in Bucharest, Brasov, Curtea de Arges and Satu Mare.
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 employs 45.000 people. Holcim (Romania) plans to invest more than 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 ready-mixed concrete, sand and gravel.