Holcim Romania launched the new cement terminal in eastern Roman town, Neamt county, an investment worth 12.5 million lei , according to a press release of the company.
The new terminal meant to supply cement mainly to Holcim customers in the counties of Moldova region, mainly in Bacau, Neamt, Vaslui, Iasi, Botosani and Suceava, completes the extended national network of plants and warehouses of the company.
Covering 13,120 square metres, the state-of-the-art terminal is connected to the railway network and features loading and discharge machinery both for bulk cement and for sack-packaged cement. The automated loading/unloading equipment is intended for the customers’ enhanced trade experience and the reduction of the time necessary to take and deliver orders.
“Through this new cement plant in Roman we come closer to local partners and take a step aimed at upholding a region that needs sustainable, technologically-advanced solutions and products in order to progress, to continue the development of the infrastructure network and to initiate new public utility and real estate projects. We are aware of the needs of our customers in the region in order to efficiently build together and to be able to sustain their efforts. This new plant covers and comes ahead of our local partners’ development plans,” stated Sofiane Benmaghnia, General Manager of Holcim Romania.
According to the company, the first direct benefit for local customers, besides the stock availability, is represented by the delivery-time streamlining. Roman – an important trading hub in the region – allows for an efficient distribution of the products along the Bacau-Iasi-Suceava route. Moreover, given that Holcim focuses on the strategic sustainable development, the plant promises to reduce the carbon footprint as well as the accident risks, by the alternative solution of railway distribution. The cement that will be delivered to customers in the region through the Roman plant will be transported by railway from the two local plants of the company, in Campulung and Alesd.
Holcim (Romania) S.A., present for over 20 years in Romania’s construction materials industry, owns two cement plants in Campulung and Alesd, a grinding station and a cement terminal in Turda, 14 ecological ready-mix plants, 3 aggregates plants, 2 special binders plants and a cement terminal in Bucharest. Holcim (Romania) S.A. employs around 800 people.