Cement - Cement makers
CEMEX is a global building materials company with a presence in more than 50 countries. In the UK, CEMEX holds leading positions in aggregates, cement and readymixed concrete. With more than a century's worth of experience, the company serves all sectors of the construction industry, including concrete product providers, major civil engineering contractors, readymixed concrete manufacturers and builders' merchants.
In the UK, CEMEX has three cement plants, including the country's largest cement manufacturing facility in Rugby, Warwickshire, where cement has been produced since the 1860s. In the 1990s, a number of old kilns were closed and replaced with a modern and award-winning kiln in Rugby that integrates pollution control in the design and has reduced sulphur dioxide emissions by 95% compared to the output of the previous kilns.
CEMEX UK also has cement facilities in South Ferriby, North Lincolnshire, and Tilbury in Essex, in addition to its six marine import terminals.
Much of British construction draws its strength from CEMEX, with products being used in housing developments and hospitals, and in vital projects, such as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Heathrow's Terminal 5.