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Castolin recognises HeidelbergCement with the Conservationist of the Year Award 2014

World Cement,

Castolin Eutectic, the maintenance, repair, wear protection and joining technology specialist, has recognised HeidelbergCement AG with the Conservationist of the Year Award 2014. This prize has been running since 1973, conferred on those companies that are dedicated to the protection of resources and the environment. As Castolin notes: ‘This distinction has, to date, not lost any of its topicality. On the contrary, given increasingly depleting raw materials, the constantly growing mountains of refuse, as well as climate change, resource protection and waste recycling play an increasingly important role.’

Castolin Eutectic awarded the distinction to HeidelbergCement for ‘its sensitive approach to resources, the underlying innovation and its solution-oriented strategy,’ with particular regard to the area of industrial wear protection. Both Castolin and HeidelbergCement place emphasis on conservation of resources, working together as part of their commitment to reduce environmental impact.

The award was presented by management at Castolin GmbH in the presence of the Managing Director of MEC Holding GmbH. Before giving the prize to the winning company, Wifried Beer, Sales Director at Castolin GmbH, explained the significance of the award, which can be seen in the picture above: “The nine rays of the sun stand for partnership, innovation, inspiration, solutions, saving resources, saving on costs, long service life, the most varied metals and, finally, wear protection and joining technology.”

“This honour is certainly a highlight in the collaboration between HeidelbergCement and Castolin. It gives us immense pleasure to have been chosen and be part of the hall of fame, when reflecting on past winners such as Busatis, ÖBB, Lafarge Cement and Sappi Paper,” said Ralf Kohl, Group Lead Buyer at HeidelbergCement AG. Engineer Frank Hartwig, Director of Servicing at the Schelklingen Plant of HeidelbergCement AG, went on to add: “I virtually grew up with Castolin products. Even during my training I realised that Castolin was a reliable partner for wear protection. The award will occupy a worthy place in the Schelklingen Plant.”

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