Holcim Romania has invested around €11.5m in a building material storage and distribution facility in Bucharest.
At full capacity, the unit will be able to ship 400,000tpa of construction materials annually, from only 60,000t. The facility has also increased Holcim Romania’s construction material storage capacity.
“The new terminal enables the replacement of transport by car with the one by rail from the cement manufacturing plants to Bucharest, thus optimising distribution costs and reducing impact over the environment”, said Markus Wirth, chief executive of Holcim Romania.
Earlier this year, the company has earmarked €25m to the construction of the production plant in Campulung, one of the three units Holcim holds in Romania.
The investments of the company totaled €133m last year, €7m more than in 2007.
The cement supplier has invested another €12m in a waste processing unit. The amount was not included in the €33m investment budget allocated for this year.
Holcim invested €20m in two waste processing units at its plants in Campulung and Alesd, through Ecovalor, company specialized in waste processing, fully-owned by the cement supplier.