Heidelberg Materials has been present in Poland since 1993. Our companies produce cement, ready-mixed concrete, and aggregates, and are among the most important producers in the Polish construction and building materials market. In terms of revenue, Poland is our largest market in Eastern Europe-Central Asia.
Górazdze Cement operates a cement plant located at Górazdze near Opole in southwest Poland, as well as a grinding plant near Katowice. The company produces a broad range of cements, both bulk and bagged, from Portland cement to various kinds of cement with slag and fly ash additives.
Górazdze is Heidelberg Materials' largest, most modern cement plant in Europe. In 2011, the clinker capacity was expanded to 3.6 million tonnes per year. In 2012, the capacity expansion project at the cement plant in Górazdze was completed with commissioning of a new cement mill. The new mill is the largest ball mill in Europe, and has a capacity of 1.0 million tonnes per year. Our cement capacity in Poland totals 6 million tonnes.
Heidelberg Materials' aggregates business in Poland operates under the brand name Górazdze Kruszywa. 17 plants located in southwest and northeast Poland supply the market with various kinds of gravel and sand. Górazdze Beton operates 59 ready-mixed concrete plants located in areas with dynamic construction sectors and potential for economic growth.