Holcim is expanding into Spain, the United Kingdom and Greece


The Switzerland-based construction materials and aggregates company announced three acquisitions in January, which it said would expand its portfolio in “green growth.”

Holcim has acquired majority stakes in Artepref (Spain), Watt Recycling (Greece) and Eco-Readymix (UK), it was announced last month.

Artepref specializes in precast concrete solutions and structural systems for industrial, commercial and logistics applications.

WATT is a waste management company. It provides solutions for recycling paper, plastic, metal etc. while producing fuel. Athens has two of its own material recovery facilities capable of processing more than 150,000 tons of municipal waste per year.

Eco-Readymix is ​​a concrete and mortar manufacturer and supplier. It has two operating platforms and one is about to be opened. Offers ready-mix concrete, liquid and conventional screed, concrete masonry blocks and mortar with aggregate. Its site in Wrexham, UK, is powered almost entirely by renewable energy, from biomass to wind and solar, Holcim said.

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The company said the purchase fits into its strategic acquisition plan. In the latest announcement of the new CEO, the company plans to focus on decarbonization and mergers and acquisitions as growth drivers.

“The three value-added acquisitions contribute to Holcim’s goal of expanding solutions and products to at least 30% of net sales by 2025, while leading decarbonization as an engine of profitable growth,” the company said.

added Miljan Gudovic, Holcim’s regional president for Europe. (The acquisitions are) completely in line with our strategy. They extend our innovative and sustainable solutions to high-growth markets.

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