HeidelbergCement

With a Group revenue of €13.9 billion, HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest building materials companies. In more than 40 countries, HeidelbergCement stands for competence and quality. More than 51,000 employees in more than 2,500 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 complemented by downstream activities such as ready-mixed concrete, concrete products, and concrete elements; in some countries, asphalt and building products such as bricks and roof tiles, lime, or sand-lime bricks are also manufactured. 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.

Group Presentation

Organisational Structure

Group Areas

Western and
Northern Europe
Eastern Europe-
Central Asia
North AmericaAsia-PacificAfrica-Mediterranean
Basin
Group Services
Business Lines
Cement   AggregatesBuilding ProductsConcrete-Service-
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

20122013
Total Group revenue (€m)14,02013,936
Operating income before depreciation (OIBD) (€m)2,4772,424
Operating income (€m)1,6041,607
Profit for the financial year (€m)529945
Cement and clinker sales volumes (million tonnes)89.091.3
Aggregates sales volumes (million tonnes)243.0241.5
Asphalt sales volumes (million tonnes)8.68.6
Ready-mixed concrete sales volumes (million cubic metres)39.140.3
Number of employees51,96652,560
Multi-Annual Summary 

140 Years HeidelbergCement