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Grupo Cementos Portland ValderrivasGrupo Cementos Portland Valderrivas

  • We produce in a sustainable manner caring for the planet

  • We operate in Europe, Africa and United States

  • Cement, concrete, aggregate, mortar and recycling

  • The architectural challenges are built with us

  • We’re leaders in our markets

  • Specific cements and experienced teams

  • From the seashore we arrive where is needed

  • Committed to quality and the environment

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Our history

  • 1903

    Cementos Portland was founded. The Olazagutía plant, with an annual capacity of 25,000 tonnes, commenced production in 1905.

  • 1923

    Portland Valderrivas S.A. was founded. The Vicálvaro factory, with a production capacity of 60,000 tonnes/year, came into operation in 1925.

  • 1941

    Portland Valderrivas founded Hympsa, which in the 1950s became Madrid's first supplier of readymix concrete, which it distributed using 2m3 drums.

  • 1949

    Cementos Portland founded Cementos Hontoria S.A. and began construction of the Venta de Baños (Palencia) plant, which started up in 1953 with an annual production capacity of 250,000 tonnes.

  • 1971

    Cementos Portland, Cementos Hontoria and Cementos Lemona became shareholders of Cementos Alfa.

    The Valderrivas Group created ARIPRESA, which owned 50% of Graveras de Velilla, S.A. and Agrícola del Porcal, S.A. In 1997, it acquired 100% of both companies and absorbed them.

  • 1972

    The El Alto (Madrid) plant, owned by Portland Valderrivas, started up with an annual cement production capacity of 783,000 tonnes

  • 1974

    The Valderrivas Group established CBH, Spain's first concrete pumping company, using 21 metre self-propelled boom concrete pumps.

  • 1988

    Acquisition, in partnership with Cementos Hontoria and Cementos Lemona, of a sizeable stake in US cement company CDN, based in Maine

  • 1993

    Portland Valderrivas, Cementos Hontoria and Cementos Portland merged their cement and concrete businesses to create the Cementos Portland Group.

  • 1998

    Cementos Portland acquired the cement plant in Alcalá de Guadaira (Sevilla) and used it as the basis for establishing Cementos Atlántico. Hympsa and Aripresa acquired significant concrete, mortar and aggregate businesses in Andalusia and Extremadura.

  • 1999

    Cementos Portland acquired Giant Cement Holding, Inc. and all its subsidiaries.

  • 2002

    Cementos Atlántico, which owned the Alcalá de Guadaira plant, was merged into Cementos Portland.

    Portland Valderrivas, S.A. was merged into Fomento de Construcciones, S.A.

  • 2003

    Cementos Portland changed its name to Cementos Portland Valderrivas and celebrated its centenary.

  • 2004

    Conversion of CDN's Thomaston (Maine) plant from wet to dry process was completed.

    Solite, the light aggregate division of Giant Cement Holding Inc. was divested.

    Solite Lightweight Block Company, Inc. the concrete block division of Giant Cement Holding Inc., was divested.

  • Conversion of the clinker kiln at Giant Cement Holding Inc.'s Harleyville (South Carolina) plant from wet to dry process commenced.


    The assets of CBH, S.A. were divested

  • 2006

    Cementos Portland Valderrivas, S.A. made a takeover bid for 100% of Cementos Lemona, S.A., with the result that it increased its stake from 30.72% to 96.06%.

    Cementos Portland Valderrivas, S.A. acquired 51% of Corporación Uniland, S.A.

  • 2007

    Cementos Portland Valderrivas, S.A. increased its stake in Corporación Uniland, S.A. to 59.07%

  • 2008

    Cementos Portland Valderrivas, S.A. attained 65.48% of Corporación Uniland, S.A.

  • Cementos Portland Valderrivas increased its stake in Corporación Uniland to 73.66%. Corporación Uniland sold its 50% holdings in Cementos Avellaneda (Argentina) and Cementos Artigas (Uruguay)


    Conversion of the kiln in the Keystone (US) plant from wet to dry process was completed

  • 2013

    Asset swap (the Lemona Group for 26% of Uniland). Cementos Portland Valderrivas ups its holdings in Uniland to 99.99%.

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