Holcim’s Strategic Move to Advance Green Growth

ASCP member, Holcim, acquires Nicem as a strategic move to advance the development of green construction material solutions.

Nicem is a grounded calcium carbonate leader in Northern Italy with a broad customer base spanning multiple industries from construction to plastic, rubber and paints.

Calcium carbonate is a highly versatile, low-carbon raw material that is useful for a broad range of applications. Holcim’s sustainable building solutions ranging from ECOPact to ECOPlanet product lines embrace alternate materials that include industrial by-products such as silica fume. As a result of the acquisition, calcium carbonate may become a possible alternative for these product lines in the future.

By replacing the standard cement with these alternative materials, ECOPact can reduce the carbon intensity of concrete by 30-60 per cent, allowing designers and contractors to achieve a substantial reduction in emissions for various projects.

Region head for Europe at Holcim, Miljan Gutovic, emphasises how the acquisition will propel Holcim’s drive for low-carbon concrete explaining, “Nicem complements our existing operations perfectly and allows us to further leverage our expertise in green formulation, opening a new source of alternative materials to decarbonise our ready-mix concrete,” he said.

He continued, “I look forward to welcoming the employees of Nicem to the Holcim family, whose valuable expertise will help us accelerate green growth“.

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