Holcim invests 55 million dollars in Mexico


Zug/Macuspana – Holcim México has announced the construction of a new grinding facility at its cement plant in Macuspana. With an investment of 55 million dollars, the building materials producer wants to increase its cement production in the southeast of the country to 1.5 million tons per year.

Holcim México is to build a new grinding plant at its cement works in Macuspana in the state of Tabasco at a cost of 55 million dollars. It is scheduled to go into operation at the end of 2024.

According to the building materials producer headquartered in Zug, the plant will be one of the most modern and efficient in the country with its high degree of automation and focus on sustainability. The Macuspana cement plant is reportedly the first in Mexico to produce cement with calcined clay. This would reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50 percent compared to conventional cement.

This expansion is intended to increase the cement production capacity there to 1.5 million tons per year. According to Holcim México, the new grinding plant will create 800 jobs during the construction phase and increase the number of employees at the plant to more than 300 once it is up and running.

According to CEO Jaime Hill, this investment reflects Holcim México’s firm belief in the potential of the south-east of the country and the company’s commitment to the sustainable development of the region: “With this expansion, we are not only increasing our capacity to supply the states of Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatàn and Quintana Roo, but also strengthening our role in the decarbonization of the construction industry, for example by offering low-emission products such as our ECOPlanet cement range.” ce/mm