Africa-Eastern Mediterranean Basin

With the integration of Italcementi, we have substantially expanded the Africa-Eastern Mediterranean Basin Group area, and now operate in 15 countries. The newly added countries are Egypt, Morocco, and Mauritania in North Africa, as well as Gambia. We are one of the market leaders in the cement business in Egypt and Morocco. We also produce ready-mixed concrete in both countries and aggregates in Morocco.

We are also active in ten sub-Saharan countries, including Mozambique, where we entered the market in 2016. We mainly manufacture cement in the African countries south of the Sahara – and in most of them we are the market leader.

Our production sites in the eastern Mediterranean Basin are located in Israel and Turkey. While we mainly produce aggregates and ready-mixed concrete in Israel, our joint venture Akçansa in Turkey is one of the country’s leading cement manufacturers and runs ready-mixed concrete and aggregates operations. In 2016, we also founded a company in Palestine in order to establish a local building materials business.

Capacity and Reserves 2016
Cement capacity (incl. joint ventures)
30.8 mt
Aggregates reserves und resources
0.1 bnt
Number of Plants (incl. Joint Ventures) 2016
Grinding plants
Cement terminals
Ready-mixed concrete

Please check our Annual Report 2016 for detailed information on HeidelbergCement’s financial key figures 2016.