Cementbouw in the Netherlands and VVM in Belgium are part of CRH, a leading global diversified building materials group employing over 85,000 people at 3,600 locations worldwide and generating sales of €26.8 billion in 2018.
The business spans 32 countries and serves all segments of construction industry demand.
The Group’s major businesses are in Europe and North Americas, and it has growing positions in Asia and South America. Operations focus on three closely related core businesses: primary materials, value-added building products and building materials distribution.
CRH provides building materials across the spectrum of the construction industry – from building foundations to frame and roofing, to fitting out the interior space and improving the exterior environment, on site works and infrastructural projects, CRH’s materials and products are used extensively.
In the Benelux CRH acquired Cementbouw fully in 2007 and VVM in 2011 and integrated these two companies in its European Heavyside Division.
and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUAQ1eDYrOU&feature=youtu.be for a short introduction video of Cementbouw and VVM.
Cementbouw and VVM
Cementbouw and VVM together form a Benelux organization and are part of the Europe Heavyside Divison, that comprises aggregates, cement, lime, concrete products operations and asphalt.
These materials are used extensively in a wide range of construction projects from major public infrastructure, to commercial buildings and residential structures.
Employees: approx. 350
4 main locations: Cruquius (head-office of CB/VVM) and Wanssum (head-office of the Binding Agents division) in The Netherlands ; Antwerp and Rieme (close to Ghent) in Belgium.
Cementbouw b.v. is a major Dutch trader in cement, alternative binders, aggregates and secondary materials (recycling) and is one of the leading ready mixed concrete producers in the Netherlands. It has also a production facility of marine sand close to Ghent. Cementbouw Binding Agents – its cement and alternative binders division – is a major player in the Dutch cement trading and distribution market and is also one of the leading suppliers of fly-ash in the Netherlands. It offers a wide range of products and has its own means of transportation.
In Belgium, VVM n.v. has been a member of CRH since 2011. The company consists of two grinding plants in Antwerp and Rieme (near Ghent) and produces and supplies all standard types of cements required by the Belgium market.
From these 2 locations, VVM transports every day cement to its clients in the Benelux and France by silo trucks and has become a major player of the Belgian construction market over the last years.
Cement logistics organization
Cementbouw Logistics has its own fleet of cement trucks and trailers and a team of own drivers and use several subcontracted trucks (co-makers) as well as occasional charters.
The Manager Transport manages a team in 3 different departments over various locations:
- Means of Transport, Assets & Maintenance
- Team of Drivers
- Planning in both The Netherlands & Belgium