First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
is overhauling its organisational and industrial structure after seeing sales plummet by 63% (56million tonnes to 20.2million tonnes) between 2007 and 2011.
In the first four months of 2012, sales have dropped a further 40%. The firm said it now plans to:
- Rationalise its commercial organisation under a single management body which will sell all the firm's products in the different customer markets
- Simplify its corporate structure by reducing the number of members on its board and focusing administrative tasks in a single services centre close to Madrid
- Adapt industrial cement production capacity to national market demand and export possibilities (which means furnace stoppages at Yeles and a complete stop to production in Lorca
- Reduce activities for its other lines of construction materials (mortar, aggregates and concrete), by closing some facilities.
Holcim España’s new structure will have a staff of 680.