Open Doors Day at Holcim (Romania) Cement Turda - "Sandulesti Quarry - new technology. Caring for the nature"

8 Februarie 2012


Holcim (Romania) organizes today at the cement plant in Turda The Open Door Day with the theme "Sandulesti Quarry?- new technology. Caring for the nature". Representatives of authorities, the community, representatives of media and of non-governmental organizes will visit the limestone quarry and will be informed about the development and rehabilitation plans of the quarry.

The approximately 1,700 participants have the chance to see at work the new mobile crushing plant, which is the result of a 2 million EUR investment. The program for the day also included a concert, activities for children, various surprises, food and beverages.

The Open Doors Day events in the cement plants of Holcim (Romania), initiated in 2005, are part of the transparent communication of the company with all stakeholders. The environmental protection is one of the priorities of Holcim (Romania) and this is the reason why the Open Doors Day events focus on environmental issues.

"This year we celebrate 10 years of presence in Romania and we are proud that, even from the very beginning, we have developed and implemented European strategies for environmental protection in all cement and ready-mixed concrete plants that we own and operate, and also for the development of quality and environmentally-friendly and products and services," said Markus Wirth, Country Manager of Holcim (Romania).

The extraction of limestone and clay in the quarries is a process with impact on the landscape and the environment. Out of care and respect for the environment, Holcim (Romania) started a plan for the rehabilitation of all operational quarries. The company re-integrates the exploited areas into the surrounding landscape and takes into consideration the options of all parties involved in order to ensure the functioning of the ecosystem and the biodiversity.

"We have tailor-made rehabilitation plans for each quarry we operate. All our activities are planned and implemented so that they have the least impact on the landscape and environment and, moreover, they contribute to a healthier environment," said Calin Moldovan, Director of Turda Cement Plant.

This year, the cement plant in Turda benefits from investments amounting to EUR 4 million for a modernization program, which includes activities related to the grey cement terminal, the aggregates segment, and special products for various applications.

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, 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