Aalborg Portland Holding has been present in Belgium since 2016 with the acquisition of Compagnie des Ciments Belges SA (CCB), a vertically integrated group operating in the cement, aggregates and concrete sectors. CCB has one of the largest and most efficient plants in Benelux, equipped with cutting-edge technology and large limestone reserves.
CCB has obtained the Silver certification for the cement plant in Gaurain-Ramecroix from the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC). The CSC certificate certifies the responsible and transparent management of the entire value chain and attests to the sustainable, environmental, economic and social commitment of the company.
Located near the Escaut river and with a railway terminal inside the plant, the Gaurain-Ramecroix plant is one of the most modern and efficient in Europe, with a production capacity of 2.3 million tons of cement per year and a geographical position that allows distribution into the Belgian, French, Dutch and German markets. Adjacent to the cement factory, CCB has extensive proprietary limestone reserves. The range of cements produced by CCB is very wide ranging from type I Portland cements for concrete and precast products to special cements.
CCB manages a concrete plants network both in Belgium and in Northern France. It offers a broad range of concrete types for any market segments, offering solutions for the most varied applications from road surface to foundations or decorative use.
The Company has launched a sustainable concrete on the market called C-Green with lower carbon footprint.
The RMC plant in Brussels received the Silver certification from the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC).
CCB is one of the largest aggregate producers in Belgium, where it owns one of the largest European quarries (Barry) and operates the Milieu quarry in partnership with Holcim through its subsidiary Société des Carrières du Tournaisis (SCT). Milieu is today one of the largest aggregates production sites in Benelux with around 10 million tons extracted every year.
CCB offers a wide range of aggregates, ranging from products for the prefabricated industry, to those for asphalt and bitumen, for the production of concrete, for foundations and finally for particular applications such as mixtures and fillers.
In 2021 CCB received the Gold certification from the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) for its quarries in Gaurain and Clypot.