With its new owners, the business will operate independently under a different brand. Closing of the transaction will be subject to regulatory approvals.
Holcim says this divestment completes its market exit from Russia in line with the company’s values to operate in the most responsible manner. The Russian business has been deconsolidated since March 2022 when the company decided to exit the Russian market. Holcim adds that it remains committed to supporting its employees throughout this process and ensuring an orderly transfer for its customers and relevant parties.
The company said in a statement: "This divestment has no significant financial or business impact on Holcim, as the company generated less than 1% of group net sales and Recurring EBIT in Russia in 2021. Holcim’s board of directors expresses its heartfelt concern about the tragic human suffering in the region and is fully committed to supporting affected people, families and communities.
"The board of directors thanks all Holcim colleagues who are mobilising around the world alongside local NGOs to provide shelter, essential goods and medical supplies, as well as volunteering their time."