Holcim Mexico to strengthen Tabasco Operations with $55 million grinding facility

  •  This state-of-the-art and efficient unit will be notable for its high level of automation and focus on sustainability. 
  • It will increase cement production capacity to 1.5 million tons per year, serving the states of Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo.


Macuspana, Tabasco, February 13, 2024.- Holcim Mexico, a leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, has announced a strategic investment of USD 55 million to construct a new grinding facility at its cement plant in Macuspana, Tabasco. This expansion, enhancing cement production capacity to 1.5 million tons per year, aligns with Holcim's commitment to drive economic and sustainable development in Mexico's southeast region. The new grinding unit will create 800 jobs during its construction and will increase the plant's workforce to over 300 jobs once operational.

Embracing more sustainable operations, the new facility, expected to commence operations by the end of 2024, will be among the country's most modern and efficient, highlighting its high automation level and sustainability focus. This aligns with Holcim's vision of becoming a net-zero company. Notably, the Macuspana cement plant is the first in the country to produce cement with calcined clay, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 50% compared to conventional cement.

Jaime Hill, CEO of Holcim Mexico, stated, “This investment in Tabasco reflects our strong belief in the potential of Mexico's southeast and our commitment to the sustainable development of the region. Through this expansion, we will not only increase our capacity to supply the states of Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo but also strengthen our role in decarbonizing the construction industry, offering low-emission products like our ECOPlanet range of cements."

Holcim Mexico has established itself as a key player in major projects in the country's southeast, being the only operational cement plant in Tabasco. Focused on collaboration and creating shared value, the company continues to work closely with the government, partners, clients, and communities to build a more sustainable and resilient future.

The expansion of the Macuspana plant is a clear example of Holcim Mexico's commitment to innovation, sustainability, and social welfare, driving the region's economic growth and creating quality jobs.

About Holcim Group and Holcim México


 Mexico | February 2024

Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improved living standards for people around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy, Holcim is becoming a Net Zero company, where its people and communities are the foundation of its success. The company is driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is the company behind some of the world's most trusted brands in the construction sector, including ACC, Aggregate Industries, Ambuja Cement, Disensa, Elevate, Geocycle and Holcim. Holcim has 60,000 people worldwide who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates, and Solutions & Products.

Holcim Mexico produces and markets cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates (gravel and sand), and other construction products and services. The company has a nationwide presence through seven cement plants and one grinding plant with a current installed capacity to produce 13.3 million tons per year, 39 cement distribution centers, 1 corporate office, 70 ready-mix concrete plants, 7 Geocycle platforms, 34 concrete allies with more than 90 ready-mix concrete plants, more than 500 mixing pots, 3 aggregates plants, 5,000 employees, a Technological Innovation Center for Construction (CITEC), Holcim Mexico Foundation, Disensa, its own retail franchise network, and PASA, a waterproofing and roofing solutions company.