HeidelbergCement has been active in Spain since the acquisition of Hanson in August 2007. Our subsidiary Hanson Hispania produces aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. Hanson Hispania, based in Madrid, operates aggregates sites and ready-mixed concrete plants. The main markets are: Barcelona, Bilbao, Asturias, Madrid, Mallorca, Zaragoza, Levante, and Valladolid.
Since the acquisition of the Italcementi Group in the second half of 2016, FYM is our new subsidiary in Spain. FYM operates in the cement, ready-mixed concrete, and aggregates businesses. With an industrial network of three cement plants in Malaga, Añorga (San Sebastian), and Arrigorriaga (Bilbao), ready-mixed concrete batching units, quarries, a distribution centre, and logistic centres, FYM holds the cement market leaderships in the Basque Country and is one of the main producers in Andalusia. In both areas it also holds a presence in the production and commercialisation of concrete and aggregates.
The revamping of Malaga plant is the biggest ever investment in Malaga coming from a private source, and especially designed to meet environmental requirements and implement BAT (Best Available Technologies). As a result of this, power consumption, dust and gas emissions showed considerably low values.
The two cement plants in the Basque Country made several investments in the last years to adapt the facilities to the higher environmental standards, like cement silos in Arrigorriaga and a 45,000 tonnes clinker silo in Añorga.
In Spain, the economy grew again in 2016 after a long economic downturn, with an increase in gross domestic product of 3.2%. However, the construction activity still suffered as a result of the property crisis, the only slowly improving high unemployment rate, and particularly the government’s budget cuts, which resulted in a further reduction in infrastructure expenditure.
Number of Plants
(As of 2017)