Holcim Weston Project on hold

6 October 2011

In light of the uncertainty created by the current global economic environment further consideration of Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd’s Weston Plant Project is now not expected before late next year.


“We appreciate the ongoing support of staff, the local communities and other stakeholders for our proposal to build a new cement plant at Weston, near Oamaru,” said Holcim New Zealand Capital Projects Manager, Ken Cowie. 


“We realise that this creates ongoing uncertainty but we will continue to keep people informed.”


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Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd is a leading New Zealand supplier of cement, aggregates, ready

mixed concrete and lime. Its involvement in the New Zealand building industry dates back to

1888, and today it operates more than 40 sites and employs approximately 500 people. It is

part of the Holcim Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement, aggregates and

construction-related services represented in around 70 countries on all continents.

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For further information please contact:

Mary Pauwels  PH 021 451 084

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Internet: www.holcim.com/nz