LafargeHolcim today completed its Tuban project in Indonesia with the official opening of the second kiln line at the cement plant. The new plant will allow LafargeHolcim to tap into key developing markets in Indonesia’s East Java Province. The plant’s coastal location and jetty provides the Group with the flexibility to ship products to other important interisland markets including Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.
With the completion of the project, the construction of which was launched in 2011, LafargeHolcim will be able to leverage its new footprint and asset base in Indonesia and in future thrive in a low investment environment.
Tuban is a state-of-the-art plant that allows for the highly-efficient production of cement and better distribution. The plant has an annual cement capacity of 3.4 million tonnes and is located in Eastern Java around 200 km from the city of Surabaya. The cement mill of the first line was put into commercial operation in December 2013 and the kiln followed in September 2014.
The Tuban plant has been designed to set new benchmarks in health and safety, low-cost production and environmental performance, while delivering reliable supply of vital building materials to Indonesia’s growth markets and providing high quality services to its customers.
As one of the largest cement companies in Indonesia, Holcim Indonesia, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, operates three integrated cement plants and one grinding station with a combined capacity of around 12.5 million tonnes per year. LafargeHolcim has a 1.6 million tonnes cement plant operated by Lafarge Indonesia and situated on Sumatra.
With a well-balanced presence in 90 countries and a focus on Cement, Aggregates and Concrete, LafargeHolcim (SIX Swiss Exchange, Euronext Paris: LHN) is the world leader in the building materials industry. The Group has 115,000 employees around the world and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. LafargeHolcim is the industry benchmark in R&D and serves from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project with the widest range of value-adding products, innovative services and comprehensive building solutions. With a commitment to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure and to contribute to a higher quality of life, the Group is best positioned to meet the challenges of increasing urbanization.