Holcim


Holcim

Infobox Company
name = Holcim

type = Public company lse|HOLCIM
foundation = 1912
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location = Zuercherstrasse 156 CH-8645 Jona, St. Gallen, Switzerland cite web|url=http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/91/91789.html |title=Holcim Ltd. Company Profile |accessdate=2007-06-18 |publisher=Yahoo! Finance ]
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key_people = Rolf Soiron (Chairman) Markus Akermann (CEO and Director) Theophil H. Schlatter (CFO)
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industry = Construction raw materials
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num_employees = 90,000 (2007) cite web|url=http://www.holcim.com/ |title=Official site home page |accessdate=2007-06-18 |publisher=Holcim Ltd ]
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homepage = [http://www.holcim.com www.holcim.com]
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Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement [cite news |first= |last= |coauthors= |title=World Business Briefing, Americas: El Salvador: Swiss Cement Maker Expands Stake |date=2005-05-31 |publisher=The New York Times Company |url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F06E3D8133FF932A05750C0A9639C8B63 |work=New York Times |pages= |accessdate=2007-06-18 |language=] and aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including associated construction services. Like its major global competitor, Lafarge, Holcim is a major consumer of fossil fuels, particularly coal, which is essential to the cement making process.

Holcim Group

The Holcim Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents. From its origins in Switzerland, the Group has grown into a global player with strong market presence in over 70 countries on all continents. The Group employs some 90,000 people. Holcim initiated production of cement in 1912 in the village of Holderbank, (Lenzburg district, Canton of Aargau, ca. 40 km from Zürich) and used the name Holderbank AG until 2001 when they changed it to Holcim. It currently (2006) vies with Lafarge to be the world's largest cement manufacturer. [Volumes shipped 2006 (2005), million tonnes: Lafarge 131.8 (123.2): Holcim 140.7 (110.6): Cemex: (capacity end 2006) 93.2. Source: 2006 Company Reports]

References

External links

* [http://www.holcim.com Holcim] (official company website)
* [http://www.holcimfoundation.org Holcim Foundation Website] (official foundation website)


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