His Excellency French Ambassador, Stephane Romatet, visited Lafarge Egypt Cement and Geo Cycle plant in El Sokhna, a member of LafargeHolcim, on October 7th, 2020. The visit asserted on the French Embassy's strategy to consolidate bilateral relations between France and Egypt, through encouraging French investments and investors in Egypt.
During the visit, the French Ambassador, met with the management team of Lafarge Egypt, who shared the cement top technology in the plant, the contribution of Lafarge Egypt to projects in Africa such as the Cairo Metro project, the 170km long Cairo–Alexandria Desert Road, complemented with the 45km long Shoubra–Banha Highway & Lafarge Egypt seasoned expertise to build the Grand Egyptian Museum. His Excellency viewed the sustainable developments efforts of the company, and the dedication to health and safety principles, in addition to the corporate social responsibility efforts that are implemented in cooperation and coordination with the government of Egypt and civil society focusing on health services, eradicating poverty, empowering education, protecting environment while ensuring the welfare and prosperity of people.
Ambassador Romatet took a tour in the plant, five lines and quarries, met with the Egyptian employees and had chat with them. H.E planted a tree at the plant's venue to symbolize putting down roots for future growth reflecting appreciation to Lafarge Egypt efforts of reducing carbon footprint to competently preserve the environments.
Post his tour Ambassador Romatet mentioned "I am proud to witness the sincere endeavors paid by Lafarge Egypt in employing revolutionary technologies and providing innovative building solutions to thrive with the cement industry in Egypt.” Amb Romatet added: "It was a pleasure meeting with Lafarge Egypt employees, and listening to the company's invested efforts in sustainable developments and corporate social responsibility”
Solomon Baumgartner Aviles, CEO of Lafarge Egypt, stated: "We are incredibly honored to welcome Ambassador Stephane Romatet, hailing for the embassy's gracious support in perpetually supporting our business in Egypt.” Aviles added: "At Lafarge Egypt, we cordially appreciate such highly remarkable visit that came in recognition of Lafarge Egypt's success story proudly recited over 2 and a half decades.”
Lafarge Egypt in a Nutshell
Lafarge Egypt's operations inaugurated at Ain Al-Sokhna with one of the largest cement plants in the MENA region, distinguished with a total plant capacity of 10.2 MT and 5 state-of-the-art production lines.
Powered by more than 1500 employees, and through its established business in cement, concrete and bags manufacturing, Lafarge Egypt is committed to providing sustainable building materials to meet the needs of its customers, whether it be individual home builders, large construction companies, architects or local artisans.
Geocycle Egypt, a member of LafargeHolcim Group and a leading provider of waste management solutions, feeds Lafarge Cement plant with Refuse-derived Fuel (RDF) as an alternative to fossil fuel. Since 2011, Geocycle has meticulously chosen RDF waste management solutions for their economic and environmental-friendly nature, preserving the ecosystem with sustainable solutions.
LafargeHolcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world. Our operations produce cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete which are used in building projects ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. As urbanization increasingly impacts people and the planet, we provide innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability.