30 June 2017
HeidelbergCement finalizes acquisition of Cemex’s Pacific Northwest Materials Business
Today, HeidelbergCement announced that its U.S. subsidiary Cadman Materials, Inc., a part of Lehigh Hanson, Inc., has finalized the acquisition of Cemex’s Pacific Northwest Materials Business consisting of aggregate, asphalt and ready mixed concrete operations in Oregon and Washington for a purchase price of about USD 150 million.
“The acquisition strengthens our vertically integrated market position in the states of Washington and Oregon” explains Dr. Bernd Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. “This improves our ability to move our products to customers in these attractive growth markets. The acquisition is part of our strategy of disciplined growth and increasing shareholder returns and we are expecting significant synergies.”
Cemex’s Pacific Northwest Materials Business includes 7 aggregate quarries, 5 ready mix concrete plants and 3 asphalt operations and generated about USD 110 million revenues and about USD 14 million of EBITDA in 2016 with about 350 employees. The acquired aggregates reserves and resources amount to about 110 million tons. Lehigh Hanson will fully integrate all the operations into its current network and targets annual synergies of about USD 7.5 million.
HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of building materials with leading market positions in aggregates, cement, and ready-mixed concrete. The company employs some 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in around 60 countries.