Holcim operates in over 80 countries around the world, 25 of which are in the Middle East and Africa. The group employs nearly 14 500 individuals in 46 cement and grinding plants in these two regions alone.
Besides the cement factories, Holcim also runs 34 aggregates plants and 220 ready-mix concrete factories in the Middle East and Africa. Together, these plants generate just under 4 million Swiss Francs (~9.3 billion TZS) in sales per year.
Countries of operation in the Middle East and Africa
In Africa, Holcim has operations in Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Malawi, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Algeria, Benin, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritius, Morocco and Uganda. In the Middle East, Holcim operates in Azerbaijan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
In each of these countries, Holcim invests in the local communities in which the plants are located. We also upgrade and invest in local market sectors, training programmes and factory equipment, working alongside the local governments to ensure that our employees benefit.