Cementos Artigas to Invest US$ 40 Million in its Operations in Uruguay

Owned by Votorantim Cimentos and Cementos Molins, the company has launched a project to unify its industrial activities in the town of Minas, 100 kilometers from the capital Montevideo.

November 12, 2020 - Cementos Artigas, a company owned by Cementos Molins and Votorantim Cimentos, has launched a project to unify its industrial activities in Uruguay. The initiative involves the integration of its industrial facilities, which until now have been divided between a factory located in Montevideo and the main plant located in the town of Minas, 100 kilometers from the capital.

The project includes the relocation of the current cement grinding and dispatch operations of the Montevideo plant to the Minas plant, resulting in a unified and much more efficient and sustainable production line. In addition, as a result of this unification, a new state-of-the-art vertical cement mill and new cement silos with a 4,000-ton capacity will be installed at the Minas facilities.

Cementos Artigas will invest US$ 40 million in this operation, he execution of which will begin in the coming months and expected to come into operation in 2022. The company will respect all jobs and offer its employees the opportunity to transfer to the new facilities.

The project will yield important benefits in competitiveness because of a reduction in electricity consumption by approximately 40% and in production costs. The initiative will also represent an important milestone in terms of sustainability, thanks to the greater efficiency of the new facilities and the deactivation of activities in the urban center of Montevideo.

“Through this new investment we continue to advance our strategy, in which sustainability and respect for the environment and safety are priorities. In addition, this is also a clear example of our long-term commitment to the Uruguayan market,” said Marcelo Castelli, Global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos.