Holcim Philippines Inc., the country’s largest cement maker, is reviving its ready mixed concrete solutions business for high-rise and industrial housing in anticipation of a sustained growth in property development.
Francis Felizardo, Holcim’s senior vice president for aggregates and construction materials, told reporters yesterday at the sidelines of the 17th South Luzon Area Business Conference that the company planned to put up three new plants for specialized concrete solutions in Metro Manila within the year.
The company operates a plant in Taguig, which has a capacity to produce 120 cubic meters per hour of pre-mixed concrete products designed for high-rise developments.
He said Holcim was now looking at Parañaque as site for its second plant, which will produce concrete for industrial or mass, housing projects.
The company is also scouting various sites in Quezon City, Caloocan and Valenzuela for the third plant.
The company is also looking at at least 70 concrete mixers or cement mixer trucks that will transport the pre-mix concrete from the plants to the construction site. The trucks are imported from the United States at an average cost of P3 million per unit.
“We think there is an opportunity for us in this business. The quality of our product is best demonstrated if we go into the creation of special applications like high-strength and specialized concrete,” said Felizardo. Elaine Ruzul S. Ramos