CEMEX completes bolt-on aggregates acquisition

CEMEX completes bolt-on aggregates acquisition
12 July 2022

CEMEX has announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 53 per cent stake in German aggregates company ProStein. The investment expands CEMEX’s aggregates business in the region while increasing the lifespan of its aggregates reserves in Europe. The company’s aggregates sales in Germany are expected to double with the acquisition.

ProStein’s assets include six active hardstone plants and six construction, demolition, and excavation waste (CDEW) recovery sites. This deal is part of CEMEX’s bolt-on investment pipeline within its Operation Resilience strategy, which focusses on de-risking the company and injecting growth into its portfolio while advancing its sustainability agenda.

“We are strongly committed to making the right investments for our customers and shareholders,” says Sergio Menendez, president of CEMEX Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. “This investment allows us to have a sustainable supply of high-quality aggregates in a major metropolitan centre for years to come, in line with our Operation Resilience strategy. It is also key for our plans to significantly increase the volume of construction and demolition waste that we recover, recycle, and reuse in our operations.” 

CEMEX expects current reserves to suffice for at least the next 25 years, even accounting for incremental sales growth. In addition to serving the Berlin metropolitan area, the added capacity can supply multiple urban centres in Poland and the Czech Republic. 

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