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History

1933 Construction of Votorantim Cimentos’ Saint Helena cement factory, the first Votorantim Cimentos‘ unit, in the city of Votorantim (SP), Brazil.
1936 Start-up of Santa Helena plant
1977 Consolidation of the company‘s leadership position in the Brazilian cement market, with 11 plants in Brazil and approximately 37% market share
1988 Over the years, through is commitment to Brazilian potential, the company achieves 40% of national cement production
1997 First phase of international expansion – acquisition of participation in Bolivia
2000 Over time, after a series of investments, Votorantim doubled the number of its cement plants, totaling 22 in Brazil
2001 First phase of North America expansion: Canada and United States
2002 Acquisition of Engemix, a Brazilian concrete company
2007-2009 Expansion in South America through equity acquisition – Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay
2010-2012 Acquisition of participation in Cimpor and exchange of assets, and gaining a foothold in Spain, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, India and China
2015 Start-up of the Edealina unit, in the state of Bahia, Brazil, with an installed capacity of 2.0 million tons of cement
2016 Start-up of the Primavera unit, in the state of Pará, Brazil, with an installed capacity of 1.2 million tons of cement

Expansion project in Yacuses unit, in Bolivia, adding 1.0 million tons of installed capacity

2017 Expansion project in Sivas unit, in Turkey, adding 1.2 million tons of installed capacity

Sale of non-strategic assets in Florida, China and Chile

2018 Expansion in Charlevoix (USA), adding 0.6 million tons of cement capacity.

Creation of a holding in Luxembourg (VCI).

Selling of non-strategic assets in Peru and India.

Manaus terminal acquisition

2019 Expansion of adjacent products in center-west of Brazil: Agricultural inputs in Nobres (MT), and a new mortar unit in Cuiabá (MT)

Acquisition of a new mortar plant in Pará and acquisition of United Materials LLC (USA), company focused on ready-mix and aggregates in the Great Lakes region in US.

Start of an expansion of our plant in Pecém (CE)

Expansion of our plant in San Luis, Argentina, adding 700 thousand tons of capacity.

Creation of Verdera, our coprocessing business unit

Contract of a Committed Credit Facility with Sustainability linked provisions

2020 Viter Launch: a brand that unites the solidity of Votorantim Cimentos with an exclusive focus on the agricultural segment.

Launch of Commitments 2030

2021 Inauguration of Pecém II: Our new mill will supply the market in the metropolitan region of Fortaleza with Cement Poty – All Works, with greater strength and protection against sea fog, using technologies and innovations for a more sustainable production

Combination of cement operation in VCNA: St. Marys Cement Inc. and McInnis Cement start joint operation of production, distribution and sale of cement in Canada and the United States.

Acquisition of Cementos Balboa: Located in the Extremadura region in Spain.

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