HeidelbergCement has been present in Indonesia since 2001, when it acquired a majority stake in Indocement, the second largest cement producer in Indonesia. In addition to cement, Indocement also markets ready-mixed concrete and, since July 2007, has begun to mine aggregates.
(Data as of 2012)
Indocement operates three cement plants, two on the island of Java and one on the island of Kalimantan. With nine kiln lines, Citeureup on West Java is HeidelbergCement’s biggest cement plant. In addition to different sorts of grey cement and oil well cement Indocement is also the only white cement producer in Indonesia.
Indonesia is our largest Asian market. In 2011, demand for cement grew by 17.7%, i.e. considerably more strongly than gross domestic product, which increased by 6.5%. In 2011, our cement and clinker sales volumes grew significantly. This was a consequence of the sustained high demand in the residential construction sector, which was strengthened further by the start of infrastructural projects. In view of the promising growth prospects in Indonesia, Indocement is continuing to expand its cement capacity with the construction of an additional cement grinding facility at the Citeureup plant. The commissioning of the grinding facility with a capacity of 2 million tonnes is scheduled for 2013.
In 2011, our ready-mixed concrete sales volumes increased particularly strong in Indonesia, where sales volumes almost doubled. With the Indonesian government expected to take measures to accelerate infrastructural projects, Indocement strengthened its ready-mixed concrete activities and commissioned new plants and ready-mix trucks.