Havre and La Couronne units to become grinding centres

Havre and La Couronne units to become grinding centres
Published: 03 February 2016


As part of the restructuring following the merger LafargeHolcim will be closing down cement production at the Havre and La Couronne cement works in France.

Havre will be converted into a grinding station with 31 staff (compared with the current 152) while La Couronne will become a grinding unit with 27 staff.

Last week, Eric Olsen, LafargeHolcim CEO, said the company was planning to close down some of its plants as capacity utilisation was currently around two-thirds, well below target. The company would also reduce its investments from CHF3bn to CHF2bn and make divestments to the tune of CHF3.5bn.