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14 December 2017

Thomas Concrete Group opens new import terminal north of Gothenburg

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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Hans Karlander
Hans Karlander (foreground), president and CEO of the Thomas Concrete Group, and Thomas Cement CEO Ola Johansson at Thomas Concrete's new terminal for imported binding materials in the Port of Uddevalla, north of Gothenburg

Thomas Cement, a subsidiary of Thomas Concrete Group, has opened its new SEK 30 million (€3.02 million) 7,000tonne capacity terminal for imported binding materials in the Port of Uddevalla, north of Gothenburg.

The new terminal was inaugurated on 22 November 2017 with guests from the Port of Uddevalla, the Municipality of Uddevalla as well as customers of Thomas Cement.

The terminal enables the company to increase efficiency, improve customer service and reduce the need of transports, thus becoming more environmentally friendly. The terminal is strategically important for the group's Swedish subsidiary Thomas Betong, which last year acquired four concrete plants in the Sörmland province and three plants in the Gothenburg region.

“Thanks to the new plant structure and the terminal in the Port of Uddevalla, we are now well equipped to meet our customers' growing demand for high-quality concrete,” says Hans Karlander, president and CEO for the Thomas Concrete Group. “Gothenburg is particularly important for us because in coming years, major infrastructure projects will be conducted in the city.”

The company now has three terminals in Sweden: in Landskrona, Oxelösund and Uddevalla. They are operated by Thomas Cement, a trading and distribution company for alternative binding materials for the Swedish market. The terminal is thus creating even better conditions for Thomas Betong to continue to offer the market concrete products with less environmental impact. The company previously launched Thomas Miljöstomme, an innovative construction system with 30% less CO2 footprint.