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HeidelbergCement acquired its Canadian operations in 1993 and currently maintains a very strong position in western Canada with 2 modern cement plants, extensive aggregate deposits, and many ready-mixed concrete plants. Our Canadian cement production facilities, located in British Columbia and Alberta, 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 centres, 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 plant is located in Quebec. 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)4
Cement terminals12
Ready-mixed concrete61
Concrete products3

(As of 2016)

Lehigh Hanson Canada

North America