Year in review: our 2018 highlights
2018 has been an exciting year of innovation and growth for LafargeHolcim, with the prospect of much more in the years ahead.
From key acquisitions, major projects and promising financial results, to achievements in sustainability and steps towards new horizons in innovation - there are so many stories we have been proud to share this year.
Revisit our highlights from the past twelve months, and join us in 2019 for more updates from across our business.
1,000th Disensa retail store milestone achieved in Latin America
The Disensa network offers self-builders and smaller contractors simple and easy access to LafargeHolcim’s own building solutions. Now with 1,000 stores across Latin America, we're closer to our customers than ever!
A key partner for new ports in Morocco and Ecuador
The DP World Posorja project in Ecuador and the Nador West Med complex in Morocco demonstrate LafargeHolcim’s expertise in construction materials and services for durable marine infrastructure.
A CHF 200 million investment to drive growth in India
A new cement plant in the state of Rajasthan will strengthen our presence in northern India.
LafargeHolcim acquires Kendall Group in the UK
Kendall Group is a successful business with a strong record of performance, a good reputation and passionate people. It is highly complementary to our existing operations in the UK.
DURABRIC Homes makes dreams a reality in Malawi
14Trees, LafargeHolcim’s joint-venture with CDC, launched DURABRIC Homes which allows local home builders to construct their dream home in just 12-16 weeks.
Full Year 2017 Financial Results
Our full year results showed good progress for 2017, with Strategy 2022 - "Building for Growth" providing the setting for more to come in the year ahead
Strategy 2022 - "Building for Growth"
Announced by CEO Jan Jenisch, Strategy 2022 - "Building for Growth" aims to drive profitable growth and simplify the business to deliver resilient returns and attractive value to stakeholders
Geocycle boosts Bulgaria's transition to a circular economy
Thanks to the co-processing solutions offered by Geocycle Bulgaria, waste management in Sofia is rapidly embracing a more circular economy
Innovative 3D printed project Yhnova inaugurated in Nantes, France
We were proud to participate in the digitalization of our sector by contributing the special concrete mix used to build project Yhnova, the University of Nantes’ 3D printed social housing project.
Peregrine falcons at the center of conservation activities in four US quarries
Aggregate Industries US has taken important measures to protect breeding pairs of peregrine falcons at their quarry in Saugus, MA.
First Quarter 2018 Trading Update
In the First Quarter 2018 Trading Update we reported continued sales growth.
Bamburi Cement's conservation efforts transform wastelands around Mombasa plant
Forty-seven years ago, the zone around the South Quarry was a barren wasteland - now, thanks to the team at Bamburi Cement, it is a conservation center and wildlife park home to wildlife and 400 indigenous plant species.
Diverting plastic waste from landfill to resource: how Geocycle makes a big difference
The global conversation around pollution is increasingly focused on plastic waste. Co-processing, Geocycle's waste management solution, provides a more sustainable alternative to landfill.
Building materials for new temples to football in Russia
Cement plants in Shurovo, Ferzikovo and Volsk and aggregate quarries in the Karelia Republic all played a vital role in providing construction materials for stadiums such as Moscow’s flagship Luzhniki Stadium.
Aggregate Industries UK joins major infrastructure project on GBP 500 million contract
Aggregate Industries has won a four-year contract to deliver pavement solutions to Highways England.
Half Year 2018 Financial Results
In our Half Year Results we shared the news of our accelerating growth momentum.
Achieving the pinnacle of sustainability certification at Beckum cement plant
In August we were delighted to announce that our Beckum plant in Germany had achieved the Concrete Sustainability Council's Silver Sustainability Certificate - the highest possible level of sustainability certification for a cement plant.
Global LafargeHolcim Awards winners demonstrate the impact of sustainable design and construction
The competition’s top prizes were handed over in Mexico City, where the Gold-winning project is under construction and reiterates the importance of water in urban contexts.
LafargeHolcim and FFI successfully complete biodiversity project in Southeast Asia
LafargeHolcim and Fauna & Flora International (FFI), a leading NGO focused on biodiversity, looked at ways to mitigate our impact on biodiversity.
Third Quarter 2018 Trading Update
In the Third Quarter 2018 Trading Update we announced accelerated growth momentum, especially in terms of Net Sales.
Ductal® UHPC prefabricated elements on full display as the iconic La Marseillaise is inaugurated in Marseille
The new waterfront landmark shows its patriotic colors thanks to Ductal® 's precast panels. Beyond aesthetics, Ductal® was also key to achieving sustainability and safety goals.
LH Accelerator opens up innovation in our industry
In November the first season of LH Accelerator, a program bringing together startups and industry leaders, came to a close with pitches to investors on Demo Day.
Holcim Mexico develops concrete for innovative experimental structure
Showcasing new computational design methods and innovative formwork technology, KnitCandela is a tribute to the work of Félix Candela, for which Holcim Mexico provided special concrete with increased onsite workability
LafargeHolcim and EGIS/Seaboost provide a concrete solution for damaged marine ecosystems
LafargeHolcim partnered with EGIS/Seaboost to develop innovative concrete solutions to meet the challenge of rehabilitating damaged coastal ecosystems.