LafargeHolcim, the parent company of two of India’s largest building materials companies – ACC and Ambuja Cements, has been officially rebranded as Holcim Group. Holcim launched its new Group identity uniting all its market brands behind its purpose to build progress for people and the planet.
The rebranded entity, Holcim Group, has since emerged as a global leader in green building solutions provider with presence in 70 markets in 5 continents including a strong presence in India through its two operating companies ACC and Ambuja Cements.
Earlier this year, Holcim’s flagship green concrete brand ECOPact launched by ACC in India, thus marking a major milestone in its journey of innovation and sustainability in the country. Ambuja Cements is the first to launch composite cement in India, an environmentally-responsible product. Ambuja is the only cement company which is eight times water positive and 2.5 times plastic negative. Apart from this, it also ranked 5th in the Global Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a significant global recognition.
Further, both Ambuja Cements and ACC expect to consolidate their leadership in the Indian cement sector by further investing in Industry 4.0 under its ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ programme. This transformative programme, which aims to make cement manufacturing more efficient through better plant optimisation, higher plant availability and a safer working environment, is part of parent company Holcim’s Strategy 2022 – ‘Building for Growth’, which was launched globally in July 2019. Both ACC and Ambuja Cements have also taken several initiatives toward creating a sustainable ecosystem within the building materials sector. From running its cement carrying ships on biofuels to investing in Waste Heat Recovery Systems and large captive renewable energy sources, the two companies lead the Indian building materials industry in creating a greener future.