|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.
|2022||Start-up of the modernization project in Uruguay, optimizing our cement griding site.
Acquisition of Heidelberg Materials’ operations: Located in Málaga, Southern Spain.
Launch of the new corporate brand.
New CO2 target emission approved by Science Based Target initiatives.
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