Heidelberg Materials was founded 1873 in Heidelberg, Germany. Until the 1960s Heidelberg Materials was active almost exclusively in its home market of southern Germany. Today, the company employs around 4,000 people throughout Germany. With roughly 51,000 employees at around 3,000 locations in more than 50 countries, Heidelberg Materials Group is among the leading global producers of building materials. The company headquarters are located in Heidelberg.

Heidelberg Materials is the largest supplier in Germany’s cement market, operating a total of eight cement and three grinding plants. Most of the German production sites are located in the southern and north-western parts of the country. In the aggregates business line, the company maintains an expansive network of sand, gravel, and hard stone mining operations at 40 locations in Germany. A total of 220 plants produce and supply ready-mixed concrete nationwide. The concrete business line also produces paving stones and building blocks as well as precast concrete elements.