Holcim completes La Union expansion ahead of schedule

Feb 24, 2019

HOLCIM PHILIPPINES, INC. The early completion of its La Union plant upgrades strengthens its ability to support the development of
fast-growing north Luzon.
Cement maker Holcim Philippines, Inc. has strengthened its ability to support the fast-growing North Luzon market, having completed the capacity expansion project of its La Union plant two months ahead of schedule in January.
The company finished the installation of the new grinding equipment and storage facilities in its plant in Bacnotan, La Union to increase the annual cement production capacity there by 80% to around 1.8 million tons.
Latest government data showed that two of the three regions in North Luzon outpaced the national economic growth rate in 2017, led by the Cordillera Administrative Region, which topped the other
16 regions and whose construction industry surged by 23.6%.
Holcim Philippines President and CEO John Stull said the increased capacity of its La Union plant enables the company to better support the development of North Luzon.
“This project is proof of our commitment to support our customers as construction activity picks up with the g o v e r n m e n t ’ s
“Build,Build,Build” program.
With our expansion and efficiency initiatives, we can better provide a reliable supply of high-quality cement to help our partners advance the region’s development,” added Stull.
The La Union plant upgrade is part of the first phase of Holcim Philippines’s expansion program. The second phase involves
improvements to its Bulacan and Misamis Oriental plants amounting to US$ 300 million to raise the company’s annual cement production capacity by 30% to 13 million metric tons by
2020.
Holcim Philippines, Inc.(Philippine Stock Exchange: HLCM) is one of the leading building solution companies in the country.
The Company has a deep portfolio of innovative solutions fostered by a full range of products from structuring to finishing applications that can help local builders execute with high performance and efficiency a wide range of projects from massive infrastructure to simple home repairs.
With cement manufacturing facilities in La Union, Bulacan, Batangas, Misamis Oriental and Davao, as well as aggregates and dry mix business and technical support facilities for building solutions, Holcim Philippines is a reliable partner of builders in the country.
Holcim Philippines is also committed to the highest standards of sustainable operations and manufacturing excellence with its plants certified under ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System), ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System).
Holcim Philippines is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the world leader in the building materials industry present in 80 countries with over 80,000 employees.

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