Germany's Heidelberg set to import cement


Updated Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Burgeoning infrastructure development in Myanmar has led Germany’s Heidelberg Cement Group to launch the importation of concrete next month, the company’s regional manager has announced.

Bangladesh, Brunei and Myanmar branch general manager Marcelion Ugarte has hailed “exciting” times here. “Everywhere we look we can see development: roads, bridges, buildings and hotels. This is just the beginning. There is going to be big demand for concrete over the next few years,” he said.

The company will import its Ruby brand from a factory in Vietnam, said Ko Aung Kyaw Myo, sales and marketing manager for Ruby cement in Myanmar.

“As demand grows, we will import from other countries. We would also like to manufacture in Myanmar, but we are looking for the right site and are still studying options. The Myanmar cement market is going to be an opportunity for all companies,” he told The Myanmar Times.

Selected importers will distribute the cement internally, he added.

Founded 140 years ago, Heidelberg Cement operates in 40 countries.