Heidelberg Materials has been present in Thailand since the second half of 2016, when it purchased the Italcementi Group. Italcementi is partly shareholder of Jalaprathan Cement (JCC), which was established in 1956 by the Royal Irrigation Department for the construction of Bhumibol dam, the first multipurpose concrete dam in Thailand. JCC has its plants in Takli and Cha-am.
In 1999, the Group increased its presence in Thailand becoming a shareholder of Asia Cement (ACC) ACC was founded in 1989 and operates a cement plant in Pukrang. In line with the Group’s energy strategy, in June 2013 Asia Cement commissioned a Waste Heat Recovery and Power Generation Plant (WHR&PG Plant), based on steam, of 21 Mw gross power capacity in the Pukrang plant. This will help reduce energy costs in accordance with the principles of renewable energy while also minimising the use of fossil fuels, a way to develop clean energy that can effectively help reducing greenhouse emissions. In numbers, this 21 Mw power plant can produce 150 million kWh per year without using fossil fuels implying a Carbon dioxide production decrease by 120,000 tonnes per year.