Holcim Apasco’s new 1.6Mt capacity Hermosillo cement plant in the state of Sonora, in north-east Mexico, was officially opened by the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, and Markus Akermann, CEO of Holcim.
The new Hermosillo cement plant is Holcim Apasco’s seventh plant in the country, meeting the strictest national and international standards and is a testament to the importance of Mexico to the Holcim Group. The ceremony was attended by national and local government officials and legislators, industry representatives, leading business figures, clients, distributors, construction workers, employees and local residents.
The inauguration marked the culmination of three years of planning and construction in the state of Sonora, in the country’s north-east, which created some 10,000 temporary jobs over that period in the region. Once operational, the US$400m plant will directly or indirectly employ 600 permanent workers and produce the highest quality cement products for its customers whilst minimising its impact on the local environment.
Addressing guests at the ceremony, Mr Akermann said: “This plant shows the importance of Mexico to Holcim, and our confidence in its future. Holcim Apasco, as a socially responsible company producing high quality products for its customers, will continue to play its part in a prosperous, competitive and strong Mexico.”