Holcim (Romania) breaks the ice in Romania in terms of abilities to implement and successfully operate a fully Integrated Management System for quality, environment protection and occupational health & safety!
The cement, ready-mixed concret and aggregates producer Holcim (Romania) has recently received a triple certification from the certification body TÜV Rheinland - Berlin Brandenburg, thus marking a premiere both on the Romanian market and within the Holcim Group.
The ISO certifications confirm that, in all the working points in all its business segmentsand at the headquarters, Holcim (Romania) fully complies with the international procedures required by the ISO 9001:2001 standard for quality management, ISO 14001:1997 standard for environment management and OHSAS 18001:1999 specification for occupational health & safety.
"No other company in Romania, up to date, obtained those ISO certifications simultaneously, for all the working points in the country. This achievement is very important for us, as we are committed to offering high quality products and services to our clients, to protecting the environment and to offering safe and healthy working places for our employees. The certifications bring us an important competitive advantage on the market, and I am positive our clients, employees and all the stakeholders will benefit of it," stated Kurt Habersatter, General Manager of Holcim (Romania).
The present accomplishment also proves the professionalism and seriousness of a company that has set, in its 7th year of presence in Romania, important milestones in the development of the construction materials sector.
As member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the company proves its commitment to this concept: its activity focuses on economic growth while protecting environment and acting as a socially responsible company both towards communities and employees.
Figures, innovations and numerous official recognitions speak for the image of one of the most important players on the constructions market. The total investments Holcim has made until now in Romania in acquisitions, modernization, environmental measures and business expansion have exceeded EUR 270 million, while the plans until 2006 involve other EUR 40 million. After investing more that EUR 70 million in Alesd, Holcim now operates the most modern cement plant in Romania. In the same time, its concrete plants network is rapidly developing on the basis of an environmentally friendly concept, brought in the country as a premiere.
With the launch of cement and concrete manuals for specialists and large public's use, with new products and services launched in 2002 and 2003 customized on the clients needs Holcim (Romania) proved that premiers and innovations are the company's " specialty". As a direct consequence, official recognitions did not wait to appear. Especially during the last three years, Holcim received many awards and titles: Excellence Awards for its image at almost all construction fairs where it participated, Best Strategic Investor Award or Corporate Citizen Award are just some examples. The end of 2003 found Holcim (Romania) with a Most Respected Businessman in the Industry, award offered to Kurt Habersatter, General Manager of the company.
Holcim is one of the worldwide leading suppliers of cement, ready-mixed concrete (RMC) and aggregates (gravel and sand), as well as constructions related services. A Switzerland-based group formerly known as Holderbank, Holcim has grown into a global player with a strong market presence in over 70 countries on all five continents, operating more than 130 cement plants and grinding stations, and over 700 ready-mixed concrete plants and having almost 50,000 employees. Holcim was among the first companies of its industry investing in Eastern Europe after 1989.
In Romania, Holcim operates 3 cement plants, in Turda, Campulung and Alesd, a continuously developing network of 13 RMC plants at present (out of which 7 are built under the new environmental friendly concept brought by the company as a premiere on the local market), and 3 aggregates pits. Holcim (Romania) has approximately 1,300 employees.