Year in review: our 2018 highlights

19 December 2018

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.



01 disensa yir

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 one-stop shop for all your needs!



02 ports yir

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.

Read the press release on these major construction projects

03 kendall yir

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.

Read the press release on this key acquisition

04 durabric homes yir

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.

Find out more about the DURABRIC Homes initiative



08 strategy yir

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

Read more about Strategy 2022 - "Building for Growth"



03 falcon1 yir

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.

Read more about biodiversity at our sites



04 haller park yir

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.

Find out more about Haller Park's transformation



01 geocycle plastic yir

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.

Find out how Geocycle can help

05 world cup russia yir

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.

Read more about this key construction project



02 highways uk yir

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.

Read the press release on this key project



04 beckum yir

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.

Read more on Holcim Germany's website



05 foundation yir

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.

Read more about the projects and ceremony

01 ffi yir

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.

Find out more about the scope and outcomes of this study





02 tower marseillaise yir

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.

Read more about Ductal®'s role in Jean Nouvel's iconic project

03 demo day yir

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.

Read the full story on Demo Day



05 seaboost yir

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.

Find out about this fruitful partnership​