Cementir entering Britain

Cementir entering Britain
Published: 05 July 2012


The Italian cement and aggregates group Cementir is entering the British market – not in cement or aggregates, but in waste management through its Turkish subsidiary Recydia. In Turkey, Recydia collects refuse to burn in its immediate parent's cement kilns. 

Recydia has invested GBP8.9m (€11m) in buying a company collecting and recycling municipal and industrial waste in Manchester, Liverpool and Lancashire in the north of England. 

The burning of waste in Britain's cement kilns has, to date, not been extensively developed. Could this be changed with the arrival of Recydia, or might Recydia send the waste to be burnt in Cementir's Danish cement kilns