Trbovlje-based cement producer Lafarge Cement saw its sales rise 12 per cent in 2005, the company’s CEO Franci Blaznek said on Friday, 3 February. The 542,000t of cement and 9000t of clinker sold last year would be enough to build 25,000 residential objects, Blaznek told the press. Together with their subsidiaries Apnenec and Lafarge Transport, the company generated revenues to the amount of SIT 9.5bn (Euro 39.65m).
Within the Lafarge group, the Slovenian subsidiary is steadily climbing towards the top as regards its operating trends, Blaznek explained. "We want to become the top company within the group by 2010," he said. However, the company does not expect to reach the same sales figures in 2006. Meanwhile, it plans to build an Euro 10m desulphurisation plant, which is to become operational in April 2007.