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HeidelbergCement Group
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Germany

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Overview

HeidelbergCement was founded 1873 in Heidelberg, Germany. Until the 1960s HeidelbergCement was active almost exclusively in its home market of southern Germany. Today, the company employs around 4,000 people throughout Germany. With roughly 53,000 employees at 2,500 locations in more than 40 countries, HeidelbergCement Group is among the leading global producers of building materials. The company headquarters are located in Heidelberg.

Germany
Cement plants

8

Grinding plants

4

Aggregates

57

Asphalt

4

Ready-mixed concrete

234

Concrete products

22

Sand-lime bricks

14

Lime

2

 (Data as of 2014)

The market

HeidelbergCement is the largest supplier in Germany’s cement market, operating a total of eight cement and four grinding plants. Most of the German production sites are located in the southern and north-western parts of the country. In the aggregates business line, the company maintains an expansive network of sand, gravel, and hard stone mining operations at 58 locations in Germany. A total of 253 plants produce and supply ready-mixed concrete nationwide. The concrete business line also produces paving stones and building blocks as well as precast concrete elements. The building products business line in Germany encompasses the limestone segment – with two production sites – and the sand-lime brick segment – with 14 plants in all.

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