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Italcementi Group is operating in Greece through the following company:Halyps Building Materials S.A., a company operating in cement activity under the brand name “Halyps Cement”, in aggregates activity under the brand name "Halyps Quarries” and in the concrete activity under the brand name "Et Beton", having three production plants servicing the Attica region. Halyps Building Materials S.A. has a subsidiary established in Durres, Albania under the name Eurotech Cement SH.P.K., which is operating a Cement Terminal.

Italcementi Group has permanently supported the significant investments performed by its Greek activities aiming at increasing capacity and efficiency,at improving the products quality and the working conditions of its employees as well as at protecting adequately the environment from the impact of its activities. 

Halyps Cement

The company was founded in 1934 in Aspropyrgos Attika with a daily production of 60 T of clinker. In 1980, the production of clinker came up to 800 T per day, while at the same year it started a significant procedure of upgrading and improvement of the installations began, which led to the increase of the daily production of clinker to 1,500 T.

In 1990 the company is acquired by Ciments Francais and in 1992, after the acquisition of Ciments Francais by the Italian Group Italcementi, it is renamed Halyps Building Materials S.A., having already incorporated the Anagnostakis quarries of raw materials, what is today Halyps Quarries. After continuous improvements, today’s potential of clinker production comes up to 2,000 T/day, and the annual potential of cement production has come up, from 530,000 T in 1991, to 1,000,000 T in 2004.

Italcementi Group activities in Greece values and actions are permanently inspired from two main sources:

  • The corporate values and identity of Italcementi Group, leading European cement producer and 3rd worldwide cement producer.
  • The values identity and commitments linked with our 70 years presence in the cement and building materials market in Greece

As a result all the Italcementi Group activities in Greece, are build around the following objectives and corporate values:

  • to be the most efficient and innovative cement producer in the market where we operate,
  • to provide to our customers the highest level of quality and services and to contribute in creating value-added in our customers activities,
  • to spread our “Sustainable Development” commitments and successful practices to all our activities and to our subcontractors, and more especially our “environment protection policy” and our “Safety policy”,
  • to permanently develop our activities under the principles of Italcementi Group “Code of Ethics” and to ensure to our employees and to our partners (subcontractors, suppliers, business partners) a stable and reliable system of values which will help us to develop and grow together on a sustainable way and with a long term perspective.

Italcementi Group at a glance with an annual production capacity of approximately 74 million tons of cement, Italcementi Group is the world’s fifth largest cement producer.

The Parent Company, Italcementi S.p.A., is one of Italy’s 10 largest industrial companies and is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange.

Italcementi Group’s companies combine the expertise, knowhow and cultures of 21 countries in 4 Continents boasting an industrial network of 55 cement plants, 10 grinding centers, 8 terminals, 494 concrete batching units.In 2011 Italcementi Group sales exceeded 4.7 billion Euro.

Italcementi, founded in 1864, achieved important international status with the take-over of Ciments Français in 1992.Following a period of re-organization 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 enhances its presence in the Mediterranean area, in 2005 the Group boosted its investments in Egypt becoming the market leader.

In 2006 Italcementi acquired full control of the activities in India and signed an agreement to strengthen its position in Kazakhstan while, in 2007, it further strengthened its presence in Asia and the Middle East through the operations in China, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia. At the beginning of 2011 sold the Turkish subsidiary Set Group to Limak Holding.

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. To further confirm its commitment on these issues, the Group has taken over the co-Chairmanship of the Cement Sustainability Initiative for the period 2006-2007. Moreover, Italcementi has been included in “The Sustainability Yearbook 2012”, the most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability released yearly by SAM (Sustainable Asset Management), and has adhered to the UN 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, labor, environment and ethics.

Through the activities of its Research and Innovation centers in Italy and in France, the most advanced in Europe, the Group intends to anticipate market trends and requirements giving priority to environmental issues and the optimization of resources.