What Are the Biggest Concrete Companies?
The world’s biggest cement makers in terms of production capacity, number of plants, sales and profit. Cement is one of the most revolutionary invention in the history of construction and can be credited for the massive infrastructure development across the world.
Cement is one of the most revolutionary invention in the history of construction and can be credited for the massive infrastructure development across the world. The binding properties of lime, a major component of cement, have been known since early historic times where it was used in mortars and concrete.
This has been improved over the years to arrive at the cements that we currently have in the market.
Increased growth in the construction industry has resulted in a high demand for cement, which has subsequently brought about many cement manufacturing companies across the world – with China, India and the US being the top producers.
Here are the largest cement companies in the world – with production capacity, number of plants, sales and profit being some of the parameters used to gauge the size of a cement company.
Holcim is the world largest cement company with a presence in 90 countries. Established through the merger of Lafarge and Holcim in July 2015, the company has a total of 180 plants and an annual production capacity of 386 million tonnes.
This makes it the biggest cement company in the world. Holcim, whose headquarter is located in Switzerland, is also a major manufacturer of aggregate and ready mixed concrete.
2. Anhui Conch
Founded in 1997, Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited is the largest cement manufacturer and distributor in mainland China and the second largest in the world. The company owns 32 cement plants that have a production capacity of 288 million tonnes a year.
3. China National Building Materials (CNBM)
Established in 2005, the Chinese state-owned company concerns itself with research, manufacture and distribution of building materials including cement, gypsum and fiber glass. CNBM owns 94 cement plants and has an annual production capacity of 176.22 million tonnes. It is the largest producer of fiber glass in Asia.
Established in 1874, HeidelbergCement is a German building materials company that specializes in the manufacture of cement, aggregates, concrete and asphalt. The conglomerate has a presence in over 60 countries with 79 cement plants that boast a cement production capacity of 121 million tonnes a year.
Headquartered in San Pedro, near Monterrey, Mexico, Cemex is a construction materials company specialising in the manufacture of cement, aggregates and ready-made concrete. It was founded in 1906 and has a presence in over 50 countries and territories around the world with 56 cement plants and an annual production capacity of 87 million tonnes.
Italcementi is an Italian construction materials multinational that produces cement, aggregates, ready-made concrete and asphalt. Established in 1864, the company produces cement, aggregates, ready-made concrete and asphalt.
Italcementi owns 60 cement factories that have a production capacity of 76.62 million tonnes a year.
7. China Resources Cement Holdings
With a production capacity of 71 million tonnes a year, China Resources Cement Holdings is the seventh largest cement company in the world. The company is based in the Cyman Islands in the People’s Republic of China and is headquartered at Hong Kong.
The red chip company is southern china’s largest cement producer by production capacity.
8. Taiwan Cement Corporation
This is a Taiwan based multinational engaged in the production of cement, ready-mixed concrete, furnace powder and cement machinery. Established in May 1946, Taiwan Cement Corporation has an annual cement production capacity of 64 million tonnes from its six plants.
Eurocement is Russia’s largest construction materials producer. It was founded in 2002 and has established a presence across Russia, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. The multinational has 17 cement plants with a production capacity of 45 million tonnes a year.
10. Votorantim Cimentos
Closing the list of the 10 biggest cement companies in the world is Votorantim Cimentos, the largest cement company in Brazil.
The company has a production capacity of 45.02 million tonnes from 34 cement plants. Besides cement, Votorantim Cimentos also produces aggregates, mortar and ready-made concrete.
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