With a Group revenue of €13.5 billion in 2015, HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest building materials companies. In more than 40 countries, HeidelbergCement stands for competence and quality. 45,450 employees at around 2,380 locations ensure day after day that our slogan ”for better building“ is filled with life.
Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials for the manufacture of concrete. Our product range is substantially complemented by downstream ready-mixed concrete and asphalt activities. Furthermore, HeidelbergCement offers services such as worldwide trading in cement and coal by sea.
Cement production is by its very nature raw-material- and energy-intensive. That’s why we build our long-term success on sustainable business practices. This includes securing access to raw materials reserves, efficient and innovative production processes, the development of new products and the use of alternative raw materials and fuels. HeidelbergCement is also active in the promotion of biodiversity at its extraction sites.
|Cement||Aggregates||Ready-Mixed Concrete-Asphalt||Services-Joint Ventures-Other|
HeidelbergCement is divided into five geographical Group areas. Within the Group areas, we have divided our activities into four business lines. Our global trading activities are pooled together in the sixth Group area Group Services.
Group Financial Highlights
|Total Group revenue (€m)||12,614||13,465|
|Operating income before depreciation (OIBD) (€m)||2,288||2,613|
|Operating income (€m)||1,595||1,846|
|Profit for the financial year (€m)||687||983|
|Cement and clinker sales volumes (million tonnes)||81.8||81.1|
|Aggregates sales volumes (million tonnes)||243.6||249.2|
|Ready-mixed concrete sales volumes (million cubic metres)|
|Asphalt sales volumes (million tonnes)||9.3||9.1|
|Number of employees||44,909||45,453|
- Closing of the Italcementi takeover in the course of the year
- Volume improvement in all business lines
- Moderate increase in revenue and operating income before currency and consolidation effects; moderate improvement in profit for the financial year before non-recurring items