Group Services comprises the international trading activities of HeidelbergCement. Our subsidiary HC Trading is one of the largest international trading companies for cement and clinker. It is also responsible for purchasing and delivering coal and petroleum coke via sea routes to our own locations and to other cement companies around the world.
Overall, more than 950 ships transported the goods in 2015, mostly via the main sea routes of Asia, the Mediterranean Basin, and Continental Europe to their destinations in Africa, the Middle East, and South America. Thanks to its sophisticated logistics, HC Trading is able to respond quickly to changing market conditions.
With the acquisition of Italcementi, we have expanded our trade network to include the activities of Interbulk Trading. The company also trades globally with cement and clinker as well as with solid fuels via sea routes.