With an annual production capacity of 60 million tons and 42 cement plants Italcementi Group is one of the world’s largest cement producer with a strong focus on innovation and sustainable construction materials.
Along with the cement plants, Italcementi Group’s industrial network includes 15 grinding centers, 6 trading terminals, 415 concrete batching units combining the expertise, know-how and cultures of 21 countries across four continents.
In 2015 the Group reported consolidated revenues of 4.3 billion Euro.
Founded in 1864 and listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 1925, Italcementi achieved important international status with the take-over of Ciments Français in 1992.
Following a period of re-organisation and integration that culminates in the adoption of a single corporate identity for all Group subsidiaries, the newly-born Italcementi Group began to diversify geographically through a series of acquisitions in emerging countries such as Bulgaria, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Thailand and India, as well as operating in North America. As part of the plan to further enhance its presence in the Mediterranean area, in 2005 the Group boosted its investments in Egypt becoming one of the market leaders. In 2007 it further strengthened its presence in Asia and the Middle East. In 2014 the Group approved an extraordinary plan aimed at strengthening and streamlining the group capital structure and organization.
As a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Italcementi Group has signed the Cement Sustainability Initiative’s Agenda for Action, the first formal commitment that binds a number of world cement industry leaders. Moreover, Italcementi has adhered to the Global Compact, a strategic initiative promoted by the United Nations to align companies operations and plans with universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, working conditions, environment and ethics.
Through the activities of i.lab, the Research and Innovation Centre rated Leed Platinum and designed by American arch. Richard Meier, the Group intends to anticipate market trends and requirements promoting the concept of sustainable construction.
The Group has recently launched i.nova, the innovative market approach based on 11 families of performance through which Italcementi Group aims to offer its leadership in innovation to the building community.
In 2015, the Innovation Rate, which represents the incidence of high-added-value products to total turnover, rose from 6.6% to 7.9%, with an overall value of more than 337 million euro.
In 2013 Italcementi established the international award arcVision Prize - Women and Architecture, which aims at promoting the designers who best interpret the role of the architect through significant civil, residential and services construction projects, particularly in the social field.