The Europe Heavyside Division comprises aggregates, asphalt, cement and concrete operations. With market leading positions and a wide geographic reach, our goal is to be the leading vertically integrated heavyside business in Europe.
What we do:
Europe Heavyside’s vertically integrated business is founded in resource-backed cement and aggregates assets, which support the manufacture and supply of aggregates, asphalt, cement, readymixed and precast concrete and landscaping products. Our portfolio is managed through a focus on value creation, with a strong pipeline of opportunities across regions, including emerging markets in Eastern Europe that offer long-term growth potential. With a balanced approach to demand exposure and product penetration and through maximising the benefits of scale and best practice, our business is well differentiated in the marketplace.
How we create value:
We place great emphasis on performance improvement initiatives across the business and seek to create value through optimisation of the asset base, maximising Group synergies and leveraging commercial and operational excellence. The scale of our operations provides economies in purchasing and logistics management. Our commitment to sustainability is evidenced by extensive use of alternative fuels and the manufacture of low carbon cements. Enhanced alignment and collaboration leads to value creation throughout our extensive network of well-invested facilities.
Our development strategy is focused on identifying and integrating bolt-on acquisitions for synergies, reserves and further vertical integration, in addition to opportunities in contiguous regions to extend and strengthen regional positions.
How we are structured:
With effect from the beginning of 2016, the Division is organised into six primarily geographical regions to leverage market synergies and economies of scale, with a small number of central support functions. The regions are 1) Tarmac (UK); 2) UK Cement & Lime, Ireland and Spain; 3) France, Benelux and Denmark; 4) Switzerland and Germany; 5) North East: Finland, Estonia, Poland, Ukraine; 6) South East: Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. Europe Heavyside employs over 27,000 people at close to 1,250 locations.