Votorantim Cimentos Morocco History

1976 Launching of the project ASMENT TEMARA under the leadership of its CEO founder Omar Laraqui
1979 Commissioning of the plant with an annual production capacity of 640,000 tons of cement
1995 Certification of CPJ35 & CPJ 45 products. Presentation of certificates of compliance with the Moroccan Standard
1996 The Laraqui Group sells 54% of shares to CIMPOR
1997 Signature with the Ministry of Environment of a Commitment of the Cement Profession (APC) to conform to a freely Citizen Environmental Charter
1998 The Portuguese President, Mr. Jorge Sampaio, gives the kickoff of the first phase of the project to double the plant's production capacity. Creation of the company "Bétocim“ specialized in the production and selling of ready-mix concrete with the opening of the first plant in Sale
2000 Completion of the first phase of the plant extension project, with an annual production capacity of 820,000 tons of cement
2001 Obtaining the Quality Certification label ISO 9002
2003 ASMENT TEMARA gets the Quality Certification ISO 9001. Opening of the second concrete plant in Casablanca
2005 Annual production capacity of the plant goes up to 1.2 million tons of cement Obtaining the Environment Certification ISO 14001
2007 ASMENT TEMARA has sold more than 1 million tons of cement, which is a record in the 30 years history of the company
2008Shipping capacity of the plant exceeds 400 tons/hour of bagged cement and 1,000 tons / day cement on pallets
2009 Commissioning of a third cement mill with a capacity of 50 tons/hour, which guarantees greater production flexibility
2010 ASMENT TEMARA crossed for the first time the symbolic threshold of 1.2 million tons of cement
2012 Purchase of ASMENT TEMARA by Votorantim Cimentos
ASMENT TEMARA markets new product CPJ55 in bulk, intended mainly for prefabrication and ready-mixed concrete
2014 Opening of the Grabemaro quarry in Benslimane and the concrete plant in Casa 3
2015 ASMENT TEMARA markets for the first time its new product CPJ65
2018 NM Certification label for the ready-mix plant of Temara
80% of electricity consumption from wind power,
Starting the use of alternative fuels
2019 New cement distribution center in Sidi Slimane / ASMENT TEMARA Launch for the first time its CPJ55 cement bag
Aggregates production increased to 250,000 tons / year
NM Certification label for the ready-mix plant of Salé and Ain Harrouda

Votorantim Cimentos History

In 1918, a textile factory located in São Paulo (Brazil), was the origin of a business that would later become one of the largest private business holdings in Latin America: Votorantim S.A.

Votorantim Cimentos was founded in 1933 with 100% Brazilian capital, and three years later inaugurated the first cement factory in Saint Helena. In 2001, the company began its international expansion phase in the USA and Canada, which will continue in 2007 in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay. In 2012, operations begin in Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia, Spain, India and China and today it is present in 11 countries.