Holcim New Zealand is getting on with the job of decarbonising construction 

A new facility will ramp-up the range of low-carbon materials that deliver CO2 reductions without compromising performance.

As part of our commitment to decarbonizing building, we are moving the construction industry forward by developing the most advanced low-carbon products and solutions to build better with less.

A new low-carbon cement replacement facility is nearing completion at the Port of Auckland. The facility will produce low-carbon cement blends that substantially reduce net greenhouse gas emissions when it opens in early 2023.

Kevin Larcombe, Holcim Executive General Manager New Zealand, explains how this brings a green building sector closer to reality: “This facility will expand Holcim’s cement product offering to customers who have their own carbon reduction ambitions for construction projects throughout New Zealand,” he said.

The new facility will be adjacent to the company’s existing cement import terminal at Ports of Auckland.

The site is expected to enable replacement of just under 100,000 tonnes of Ordinary Portland Cement.

CAP Group Headquarters in Milan, Italy uses Holcim’s low-carbon concrete to reduce its embodied carbon footprint.

The new facility is just part of the picture. By bringing to market ENVIROCore low-carbon replacement products, Holcim reduced carbon emissions by 14,000 tonnes in 2022 – the equivalent of taking 11,000 cars off New Zealand roads* - when compared to traditional OPC cement. 

Almost 40% of our world’s carbon emissions are linked to the way we construct and operate buildings. 30% of this footprint happens at the building phase – making low-carbon materials an effective way of reducing the environmental impact of our buildings and infrastructure. 

Holcim builds smarter and greener using a range of low carbon cements and cement replacements specifically for the New Zealand market. We’re playing our part in re-shaping the way the industry builds to deliver a circular, low-carbon and inclusive world. 


* based on New Zealand government figures of average vehicle emissions of 171gm/km and average annual kilometres for light passenger vehicles of 7,300km.