The completion of a number of capacity expansion and upgrade projects on plants in in La Union, Bulacan and Davao in 2019 has raised Holcim Phillipines’ annual cement capacity to 10 million t and has left the company feeling well equipped to supply the country’s construction industry, which grew by 16.3% in the third quarter of 2019.
Holcim has also launched products such as Solido, which is an alternative to Ordinary Portland Cement for roads and other infrastructures; Solido has proven successful due to its strength and durability. Holcim’s ‘SuperFastCrete’, is also being used in major thoroughfares in Metro Manila and is used for maintaining urban roads that need to be quickly repaired and reopened.
“There continues to be a bright outlook for the Philippines and its construction industry. The many initiatives we implemented in 2019 make us more capable in helping the country achieve its development goals. We are confident that our focus on innovation and commitment to sustainability enables us to continue being a partner of the country’s progress, helping our customers grow and driving our performance,” said Holcim President and CEO John Stull.
The company also aims to contribute to improved road safety records of its contractors through skills trainings.
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