HeidelbergCement acquired its Canadian operations in 1993 and currently maintains a very strong position in the country with 4 modern cement plants, extensive aggregate deposits, and many ready-mixed concrete plants. Our Canadian cement production facilities, located in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec (JV), are supported by strategically located cement distribution terminals which supply customers throughout the market area.
We also have a strong aggregates presence in western Canada, with quarries and deposits in areas immediately adjacent to major population centers, thus making us the major supplier of aggregates in our operating markets. Our ready-mixed concrete companies are the technological leaders in the market. In addition, we operate pipe companies in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
The acquisition of the Italcementi Group in the second half of 2016 further strengthened HeidelbergCement’s presence in Canada. The subsidiary Essroc operates in the USA and Canada. Set up in 1866 as Coplay Cement, the company started producing cement in 1872. The name changed into Essroc in 1989. The Canadian cement plants are located in Quebec and Ontario. All of the Essroc business lines are being rebranded to either Lehigh Cement Company (the cement operations) or Hanson (aggregates & RMC).
Number of Plants
Cement (incl. JV)
Aggregates (incl. JV)
(As of 2017)