Holcim Romania, one of the most important players on the construction materials market, expects this year an increase of its ready-mixed concrete sales in Bucharest by 30 %, as compared to last year. The ready-mixed concrete production capacity of the company in Bucharest is of over 2,000 sqm/day, produced and delivered.
"Large real estate projects in Bucharest have influenced the increase of our ready-mixed concrete sales. Presently, Holcim Romania supplies all the necessary ready-mixed concrete for important projects in Bucharest�- office buildings, luxury flats and blocks of flats, such as Victoria Plaza (BOG'ART), S Park (ACMS), City Center (Consola) and Esmeralde Residence (Angora)," said Catalin Popescu, RMX & AGG Regional Director Bucharest, Holcim Romania.
The quantity of ready-mixed concrete produced and delivered for these projects amounts to more than 100,000 sqm, and the concrete delivered is of superior types such as C20/25, C25/30, C28/35 and C32/40, and also concrete with permeability P 8/10 or P 12 /10.
In addition to developing new products, Holcim Romania has been continuously enlarging the range of new services, which are unique on the market. Among these services we could mention Holfresh�- the equipment for keeping fresh ready-mixed concrete on the construction site for half an hour, and HolTrack�- GPS-based system used for better organization of the transportation activities, through identification and avoidance of unforeseen situations, delays, route deviations, or other incidents.
"As we face a fast growth on the Romanian construction market, especially in Bucharest, Holcim sets as one of the main priorities the increase of the quality of its services and products. It is very important for us that our clients are delivered the best quality concrete, and that our transportation system supports the construction company to meet the deadline. This is why, each client benefits of tailored-made products and services and also of specialized consultancy," said Markus Wirth, Country Manager, Holcim Romania.
Holcim is the first Romanian ready-mixed concrete producer that implemented the concept of environmental friendly ready-mixed concrete plant in Pitesti, in 2001. Presently, all 15 ready-mixed concrete plants, which Holcim Romania runs and operates, are environmentally-friendly. The implemented production technology is highly innovative and complies with the latest environmental standards: zero dust and noise emissions, and complete recycling of fresh concrete.
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 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, 15 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 www.holcim.ro.