Holcim

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Holcim Ltd.

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Contacts

Web: http://www.holcim.com
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Phone: +41 58-858-86-00
Fax: +41 58-858-86-09
Address: Z├╝rcherstrasse 156, CH-8645 Jona, St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Subsidiaries: Aggregate Industries, Associated Cement Companies (>50%)
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Competitors: Lafarge
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Holcim Ltd. is the world's second-largest cement maker (after Lafarge) based in Switzerland.

The company employs about 46,000 people worldwide, and has operations in over 70 countries. Holcim produces over 145m tons of cement annually.

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Subsidiaries

Holcim has has recently acquired British- based Aggregate Industries PLC, and gained a controlling interest in India's No. 2 cement player, Associated Cement Companies Ltd.

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History

Holcim was founded in 1912 in Holderbank, Canton Aargau, Switzerland.

In 2005 reported that net profits jumped by 67% in the first quarter, and that the first quarter profits were 169m Swiss francs (€110m; US$141m) up from 101m Swiss Francs last year.

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