LafargeHolcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world. Group operations produce cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete which are used in building projects ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. As urbanisation increasingly impacts people and the planet, the Group provides innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability. With leading positions in all regions, LafargeHolcim employs around 90,000 employees in more than 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.
LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd.(LHBL) is a frontline cement producer in Bangladesh. Operating for more than a decade, it has made about US$ 500 million investment in building one fully integrated cement plant and three grinding plants --- the largest foreign direct investment in the sector. It is a joint venture of LafargeHolcim and Cementos Molins. With state-of-the art technology and well groomed staff, the company produces world class cement to meet the growing demand generated by massive infrastructure development programs and improved socio economic conditions.
Sourcing limestone, the basic raw material, from its own quarry in neighboring Meghalaya in India , the plant at Chhatak near Sylhet in north east Bangladesh is a unique cross-border operation. The limestone is brought in by a 17 kilometer overland long belt conveyer ensuring uninterrupted supply of the raw materials. By producing clinker, this plant enables the country save around US$ 45 million annually in foreign exchange. Besides, the company has provided direct and indirect employment opportunities for over 3000 people.
With its grip in global standards and strength in innovations, LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Limited is also regarded as a dependable solution provider in construction materials. It is producing and supplying customized cement for high profile projects in the country.
As a good corporate citizen, LafargeHolcim Bangladesh is engaged in activities which are helping the society as well as the environment. Using tailored processes, its Geocycle program is converting industrial waste into a source of heat for operating the cement kilns. Besides, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, the company has an extensive welfare programs for the local community around its plants in Bangladesh and Meghalaya. These programs have been benefitting thousands of people to eject out from the cycle of poverty and run decent lives with opportunities for education, empowerment and health-care.