2016 New cement terminals open in Timaru and Auckland as Westport cement plant is decommissioned. 2015 Holcim New Zealand became part of the regional Holcim Australia and New Zealand business. Lime manufacturing business was divested. 2002 The name Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd was adopted and the company rebranded throughout New Zealand. 1999 Holcim moved to 100% ownership. 1988 Company celebrated 100 years of operations and changed its name to Milburn New Zealand Ltd. 1980s Company diversified into concrete operations, including a joint venture with Allied Concrete. 1971 Holcim (then known as “Holderbank Financière Glaris”), a Swiss company acquired 42% of New Zealand Cement Holdings Ltd. 1963 Milburn and New Zealand Cement Company merged to form New Zealand Cement Holdings Ltd. 1958 New Zealand Cement Company commenced operating a new cement plant at Westport to meet growing demand. 1888 The company’s involvement in the New Zealand building industry begins when the Milburn Lime & Cement Company was incorporated in Otago.