HeidelbergCement ‘achieves goal’
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
HeidelbergCement’s preliminary and unaudited figures for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 show that in Q4 revenue increased to €3.3billion (+13.8% from Q4 2010); operating income before depreciation improves by 6.8% to €639million and there was a strong growth in sales volumes for cement (+14.6%), aggregates (+7.7%) and RMC (+12.4).
For the full year 2011, revenue increased to €12.9billion (+9.7% from 2010); operating income before depreciation improves by 3.6% to €2.32 billion, and there was a continued strong growth in sales volumes for all building materials. The group’s cash-saving programme FOX 2013 exceeded expectations.
“We are pleased that we achieved our goal of increasing revenue and operating income in 2011 despite the significant surge in energy costs earlier in the year. Once again we could reap the benefit from our advantageous geographical positioning in growth markets and the successful continuation of our efficiency and cost-saving programmes,” said Dr Bernd Scheifele, CEO of HeidelbergCement.