Symphony (6th Floor), Plot SE (F) 9
Road 142, Gulshan Avenue (South), Dhaka 1212
Founded: January 1, 1998
Type: Public Company
HCBL is one of the largest producers of quality cement in Bangladesh. HCBL is a member of HeidelbergCement Group, Germany. The group has 150 years of experience in producing cement and is operating in more than 50 countries. Moreover, it has around 51,000 employees who work at 3,000 production sites and its reported annual turnover is equivalent to €18.7 billion. In Bangladesh, it represents two reputed brands namely “RubyCement” and “ScanCement”. In 1998, HeidelbergCement Group established its presence in Bangladesh by setting up a floating terminal with onboard packing facilities in the port of Chattogram and by distributing the cement to the key markets of Dhaka and Chattogram. In 1999 the Group further strengthened its position in Bangladesh and built a Greenfield manufacturing plant near Dhaka namely “ScanCement International Limited” with an installed capacity of 0.750 million tons per year.
In 2000, HeidelbergCement Group bought a minorityposition in a Chattogram based company namely “Chittagong Cement Clinker Grinding Co. Limited (CCCGCL)” quickly followed by the acquisition of a controlling stake. The plant in Chattogram has an installed capacity of 0.7 million tons per annum. In 2003, the two companies were amalgamated, and the Company’s name was changed to HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Limited. Since 2004, the Company has diversified its product range by introducing Portland Composite Cement (PCC) into the market. The Company also produces other types of cement namely Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC).
The Company further increased the capacity of its Kanchpur plant by setting up another grinding unit of 0.45 million tons per year that was commissioned in 2008. The Company has also increased the capacity of its Chattogram plant by installing another grinding unit of 0.750 million tons per year which is in operation from the end of 2011 and the Company inaugurated the cement mill in 2012. Both the plants are certified according to the globally applicable environmental management system standards-14001. In 2013, the Company installed another Cement Silo with a capacity of 8,000MT in its Kanchpur plant as a part of its Silo project which has increased the productivity of the Company. The Company has also increased the capacity of its Kanchpur Plant by installing another grinding unit 0.472 million tons per year which is on operation from the end of 2019. In 2021, the two subsidiary companies namely Emirates Cement Bangladesh Limited and Emirates Power Company Limited were amalgamated with HCBL.