Egypt: superior quality of LafargeHolcim concrete recognized
LafargeHolcim, in collaboration with Al Futtaim Carillon and Orascom CI joint venture, delivered between October 2008 and July 2010, 150,000m³ of zero-defect concrete for the construction of the regional Cairo Festival City complex. Located outside Cairo, the complex is the first of its kind in the area to house a shopping centre, a leisure park, luxury residential villas and apartments, offices, hotels, etc.
In July 2010, the complex was awarded the standard of "Excellent" from the American Concrete Institute for the consistent quality of concrete deliveries, thus recognizing LafargeHolcim as a high-volume and high-quality supplier, superior to the country's standards.
A second delivery of 100,000m³ was completed in April 2011, in preparation for the opening of the Cairo Festival City in 2012.