HeidelbergCement

HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest building materials companies. With the takeover of the Italian cement producer Italcementi, HeidelbergCement became the number 1 in aggregates production, number 2 in cement, and number 3 in ready-mixed concrete. Both companies complement each other perfectly: on the one hand due to major similarities in product areas and organisation structures, and on the other hand due to their different geographical footprints without major overlaps. In the significantly expanded HeidelbergCement Group, around 62,000 employees work at more than 3,000 production sites in around 60 countries on five continents.

The core activities of HeidelbergCement include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials for concrete. Our downstream activities include mainly the production of ready-mixed concrete, but also of asphalt and other building products in some countries. With the acquisition of Italcementi, we have significantly expanded our maritime trading activities.

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.

Group Presentation

 

Organisational Structure

Group Areas
Western and Southern Europe
Northern and Eastern Europe-Central Asia
North America
Asia-Pacific
Africa-Eastern Mediterranean Basin
Group Services
Business Lines
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.

Financial Highlights HeidelbergCement

€m

2014

2015

Group revenue

12,614

13,465

Operating income before depreciation

2,288

2,613

Operating income

1,595

1,846

Profit for the financial year

687

983

Cement and clinker sales volumes (mt)

81.8

81.1

Aggregates sales volumes (mt)

243.6

249,2

Ready-mixed concrete sales volumes (mm3)

36.6

36.7

Asphalt sales volumes (mt)

9.3

9.1

Number of employees

44,909

45,453

Please check our Annual Report 2015 for detailed information on HeidelbergCement’s financial key figures 2015.

 

Financial Highlights Italcementi

 

€m

2014

2015

Group revenue

4,156

4,302

EBITDA

651

584

EBIT

234

148

Loss for the financial year

-49

-69

Cement and clinker sales volumes (mt)

43.4

43.4

Aggregates sales volumes (mt)

30.8

32.7

Ready-mixed concrete sales volumes (mm3)

11.5

11.5

Number of employees

17,779

17,525

Outlook 2016

  • 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

140 Years HeidelbergCement