HeidelbergCement offers a wide range of high quality products. Alongside classical building materials, we produce special building products for diverse applications. 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.
Due to the heavy weight of cement and aggregates compared with their price, production is usually located in close proximity to the sales markets. The cement transportation radius by road normally does not exceed 200 km. The delivery radius for aggregates and ready-mixed concrete by road is less than 100 km. Consequently, we have local production sites in the more than 40 countries in which we distribute building materials. We currently operate over 100 cement plants, more than 600 quarries and aggregate pits, and well over 1,000 ready-mixed concrete production sites worldwide.
Our products are used for the construction of houses, traffic infrastructure, and commercial and industrial facilities, thus meeting the demands of a growing world population for housing, mobility, and economic development. Sustainable construction and construction materials are playing an ever more important role for us.
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