HeidelbergCement entered the Georgian market in 2006 and employs today more than 1,200 people at its companies in Georgia: HeidelbergCement Georgia (formerly SaqCementi) and Kartuli Cementi, as well as HeidelbergBeton Georgia and HeidelbergCement Caucasus.
The first investment was made in May 2006, when HeidelbergCement purchased a stake of 51% in the Georgian cement producer Kartuli Cementi Ltd. Later, the share in Kartuli Cementi increased to 100%. At the end of 2006, HeidelbergCement also acquired a stake of 75% in SaqCementi, the largest cement producer in the Caucasus region. In 2011, the SaqCementi name changed to HeidelbergCement Georgia. With its leading position in the Georgian cement market, HeidelbergCement Georgia operates three cement plants in the Kaspi and Rustavi regions, the cement terminal in Supsa, and grinding plant in Poti. The companies operate on the market under the common brand name HeidelbergCement Georgia.
HeidelbergBeton Georgia Ltd was founded in August 2008. The company provides the Georgian market with high quality ready-mixed concrete and related services. HeidelbergBeton Georgia successfully operates two stationary batching plants, constructed using German technologies, in the Ponichala and Gldani districts. In September 2011, HeidelbergBeton Georgia commissioned its first mobile ready-mixed concrete plant in Rustavi. The company has expanded rapidly and runs today a total of twelve ready-mixed concrete plants in Georgia.
In order to have a joint management of production companies and plants, HeidelbergCement Caucasus Ltd bundles all functional departments like sales, purchasing, technology, human resources, finances, marketing, and communication.
Georgia is a strategically located country with enormous potential for growth. It benefits from the transport of oil from neighbouring Azerbaijan, and is also a transit country between the Black and the Caspian Seas. Therefore, further economic growth, large investments in infrastructure projects, and a significant increase in cement consumption are expected.
Number of Plants
(As of 2017)