Our History

1888 Beginning of the company's involvement in the New Zealand building industry, when the Milburn Lime and Cement Company was incorporated in Otago.
1958 New Zealand Cement Company commenced operating a new cement plant at Westport to meet growing demand for cement.
1963 Milburn and New Zealand Cement Company merged to form New Zealand Cement Holding Ltd.
1971 Holcim (then known as Holderbank), a Swiss company, bought 42% of New Zealand Cement Holdings Ltd.
1980s Company diversified into concrete operations, including a JV with Allied Concrete.
1988 Company celebrated 100 years of operations and changed its name to Milburn New Zealand Ltd.
1999 Holcim moved to 100% ownership.
2002 The name Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd was adopted and the company rebranded throughout New Zealand.
2015 Holcim merged with Lafarge to form the world leader in the building materials industry.
Holcim New Zealand became part of the regional Holcim Australia and New Zealand business.
Lime manufacturing business sold.
2016 New cement terminal opened in Timaru.
New Cement terminal opened in Auckland.  
Westport Cement Plant Closed.