ENCI announces shutdown in 2020

ENCI announces shutdown in 2020
10 December 2019

The Board of HeidelbergCement-owned ENCI in Maastricht, The Netherlands, has informed its employees regarding the closure of the factory next year, according to Het Belang Van Limburg.  A precise date of closure has not been disclosed, but as a result, 50 employees will be dismissed.

In recent years, the plant has been gradually shutting down its operations. In July 2018 quarrying activities were halted and in March 2019 clinker production ceased. To date the company was supplied with clinker produced in the HeidelbergCement plant in Lixhe, Belgium. However, the Board stated that the supply was insufficient to maintain profitable operations, particularly when high maintenance costs and cement production are added.

ENCI was founded in 1926 and at its peak employed 1200 staff. Plans for the plant following closure are at present under investigation.

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