Two new quarries are now part of CEMEX’s assets in its aggregate division in the Community of Madrid. With these acquisitions, the company enhances its aggregate offerings in the central zone, an area of significant development within the country and a key growth focus for CEMEX in the European region. Currently, Madrid and its surroundings are undergoing extensive urban expansion, with numerous infrastructure and building projects already underway or set to begin in the coming months, reshaping the city’s landscape permanently.
The two quarries, Valdilecha and Valdecubillos, are located in the towns of Valdilecha and Perales de Tajuña, both within the Community of Madrid. These quarries hold substantial reserves of limestone, which will enable CEMEX to provide better, faster, and higher-quality service to clients involved in ongoing and future projects within this geographical area.
This significant transaction, facilitated with the notable collaboration of Invest in Madrid, the office of the Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Employment for attracting foreign investment to the Community of Madrid, includes facilities, equipment, and machinery for operation, as well as mining permits to carry it out. The entire workforce operating these plants has been integrated into CEMEX Spain Operations.
Invest in Madrid has worked to facilitate contacts and follow necessary procedures to extend the exploitation license for both quarries, aiming to sustain activity and employment in the region. “Our role,” emphasizes Luis Socías, Director of Invest in Madrid, “is to act as an intermediary between companies established in the Community of Madrid and the entities on which their activity depends, to encourage the presence of foreign companies in the Community and prevent relocation and the resulting job loss.” In this case, coordination with the Directorate General of Industrial Promotion of the Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Employment has been crucial in expediting the procedures for obtaining the extension of exploitation permits.
This transaction also encompasses collaboration in managing a waste treatment plant operated by a specialized company. This installation will allow CEMEX to continue promoting circular economy principles in its business, a central aspect of its sustainability strategy, “Futuro en Acción” (Future in Action). The synergies created by this waste treatment plant, in conjunction with the Valdilecha Quarry, align with the goals of “Regenera,” a key business area for CEMEX prioritizing natural resource conservation, recycling, and reuse.
Within this transaction, a ready-mix concrete plant in Vicálvaro is also included, adding to CEMEX’s concrete assets in the area and allowing for increased and improved service and offerings to customers in the central zone.
Recently, with the same aim of meeting emerging needs in Madrid and its surroundings, CEMEX acquired a mortars plant in Ciempozuelos, which has been fully integrated since last May.
With this latest operation, CEMEX is now equipped to offer the most comprehensive portfolio of sustainable construction materials in the capital’s vicinity, including a diverse range of products such as low CO2 emission cements and concretes (Vertua), mortars, aggregates, and additives.
Madrid and its surroundings are host to numerous projects underway or about to commence, such as Madrid Nuevo Norte, Spain’s largest real estate and urban planning endeavor and one of the largest in Europe. This project will transform the city’s landscape, encompassing the renovation of the Chamartín Station, La Paz Hospital, construction of new metro lines, tunnels, bypasses, roads, over 10,500 housing units and offices, in addition to urban parks and other social services and infrastructure. The new City of Justice, along with new Urban Action Plans in Tres Cantos, Torrejón de Ardoz, Valdebebas, Berrocales, Valdecarros, and Campamento, among others, can be more swiftly and efficiently served from the newly incorporated quarries and facilities in CEMEX’s assets, maintaining the same high standards of quality, safety, and service as always.
CEMEX is a global building materials company dedicated to creating a better future through sustainable products and solutions. CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through constant innovation and leadership in research and development within the industry. CEMEX is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain, promoting innovative processes using advanced technologies to increase the use of waste and byproducts as raw materials and alternative fuels in its operations. CEMEX offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urban solutions in rapidly growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on delivering a superior customer experience enabled by digital technologies. CEMEX R&D, Innovation, and Business Development projects are part of the global collaboration network in R&D, led by CEMEX Research Centers, headquartered in Switzerland. For more information, please visit www.cemex.com.