Bucharest, 16th April, 2015: Holcim Romania’s cement plants, in Câmpulung and Aleşd, were selected as part of top 3 Best Sustainable Performers, within the Holcim Plant Awards competition, for the outstanding performances obtained between 2010 and 2014. Moreover, the Câmpulung cement plant ranked among the top 3 Best Performers in 2014, within the same competition organized annually by Holcim Group.
This recognition is the result of the long term strategic investments made by Holcim in Romania, exceeding EUR 700 Million, and focusing on implementing the Best Available Techniques. This allowed us to increase production performance, increase the resource efficiency of our production processes by reducing the consumption of materials and energy, as well as to reduce emissions of all sorts.
“These honoring results come from a team effort and reflect the people’s involvement and full dedication to their work. Over the last 18 years, Holcim Romania focused on implementing the Best Available Techniques in all its locations. We are permanently focused on the safety of our people and we aim to improve the efficiency of all of our day to day operations. Our state of the art facilities together with a highly professional team are guarantee of a work well done, as well as of our premium products. We are now even more motivated to continue with the same passion and the same determination to take new challenges and in set higher standards for the construction industry”, stated François Petry, General Director Holcim Romania.
The Holcim Plant Awards is annually organized to recognize outstanding achievements in overall cement plant performance. Starting 2013, the winners are selected into two new categories: the Best Performers 2014 and the Best Sustainable Performers over the last five years.
In 2014, a total of 77 integrated cement plants of Holcim Group were considered for the analysis. The selection of the winner is based on three different criteria:
- Sustainability category – including Environmental Performance, Plant Condition, Raw Material Management, Product Quality and CAPEX.
- Efficiency category – including Production Efficiency, Mean Time Between Failure, Thermal Energy Consumption and Electrical Energy Consumption.
- Cost category - including Production Cost, Maintenance Expenses, Electrical Energy Cost and Thermal Energy Cost.
On top of technical criteria, occupational health & safety was also a decisive criteria for a plant to be eligible for the awards, strengthening once again the importance of our safety culture, with the ultimate goal of “Zero Harm to People”. Considering these criteria, Campulung and Alesd cement plants were rewarded for their consistent performance over the years. The constant striving towards production efficiency and optimization, environmental protection and safety, the constant investments into the professional development of a strong team, as well as the concern in providing our customers tailored solutions, placed Holcim Romania among the best performing production units within Holcim Group.
In the Overall Performance Index, Campulung ranked 3rd and Alesd 4th place. But more important is the recognition of the sustainable performance over the years.
About Holcim Romania
Holcim (Romania) S.A. owns 2 cement plants in Câmpulung and Alesd, one grinding station and a cement terminal in Turda, 14 environment-friendly ready-mixed concrete plants, 3 aggregates plants, 2 special binders plants and one cement terminal in Bucharest. Holcim (Romania) SA employs around 800 people. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at www.holcim.ro.
Holcim is one of the leading providers of cement and aggregates (sand and gravel), concrete and asphalt, as well as related services. The Group holds minority and majority interests in about 70 countries on all continents.