Leader makes its mark
Expected rapid infrastructure development in western Georgia combined with a limited existing cement capacity in the area, has prompted Leader Cement to seize the opportunity and enter the domestic market. The company will bring a 0.25Mta grinding facility online by 2015 and has partnered with French cement major Lafarge to help Leader Cement boost its operations in the country. By Leader Cement, Georgia.
Historically, the Georgian cement sector has been concentrated in the east of the country, where HeidelbergCement and a number of small, private grinding companies operate facilities. With the government having since 2011 announced plans for the implementation of several big industrial and infrastructure projects, including large-scale hydropower plants and a new port in western Georgia, the industry realised the need to step up its activities.