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Holcim acquires several aggregates operations and ready-mix concrete plants in Switzerland and France

diciembre 27, 2010

Holcim, together with a partner, acquires 8 aggregates pits and quarries and 4 ready-mix concrete plants in Alsace (France) and 4 ready-mix concrete plants in the Basle area (Switzerland) from Lafarge as of January 2011. This strategically attractive acquisition will allow Holcim (Schweiz) AG and Holcim (France) s.a.s to supply customers even better in these markets. At the same time, the acquisition serves to secure high-quality aggregates reserves in this attractive economic area. As some gravel pits are located directly on the river Rhine, Holcim will be able to supply gravel and sand by ship not only to Switzerland and South Germany but also to Luxemburg and the Netherlands.

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Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in around 70 countries on all continents.

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