Holcim assures govt of stable cement supply
HOLCIM Philippines, a building-solutions provider, has expressed willingness to build up further its production capacities in light of the growing demand for cement driven by the government’s massive investments in infrastructure projects.
The company’s top executives led by Chairman Tomas Alcantara, President and CEO John Stull, and SVP for Sales William Sumalinog met recently with Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, sharing initiatives on how to maintain a stable supply of quality cement nationwide.
“I am happy to hear Holcim’s commitment to implement cement-capacity expansion, to ensure that our infrastructure and construction requirements will be well supported, thus generate additional employment,” Lopez said.
Holcim is set to raise cement capacity to 12 million metric tons by 2019 from the current 10 mmt. The company is studying further investments on additional clinker lines, with the construction sec-
tor expected to sustain its strong growth amid a healthy economy.
“The Company recognizes the strong potential of the Philippine market and is committed to continue being a partner in its progress as seen by our efforts to improve operations
and competitiveness,” Alcantara said.
Stull said Holcim has been rolling out new technologies and approaches that enable local builders to deliver projects within deadlines and budgets. A key focus is blended cements that are not as energy
intensive to produce but deliver superior results for building.
Holcim Philippines is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the world leader in the building-materials industry, with presence in 80 countries with more than 80,000 employees.
Trade Secretary Lopez (2nd, R) with Holcim’s William Sumalinog, Tomas Alcantara, and John Stull.