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History - Aalborg Portland Holding


Cement and concrete is part of everything around us, and we have delivered cement to customers all over the world for close to 130 years. Our grey cement is used in concrete in innumerable building and construction projects in Denmark and the surrounding markets. And we are known worldwide for our Aalborg White – pure white cement that can be found in everything from the Olympic Village in London, over the skyscrapers of Manhattan’s Park Avenue to Lindholm Høje Museum in Nørresundby.

It all began…

In 1889, when Hans Holm, Frederik Læssøe Smidth, Poul Larsen and Alexander Foss founded the Aktieselskabet Aalborg Portland-Cement-Fabrik at the manor in Rørdal, east of Aalborg, they could hardly have imagined what it would become.

Right from the start, the Rørdal factory was a very large and modern factory, perfectly located by the Limfjord. The chalk hills of Aalborg and the unique logistics by the Limfjord are still cornerstones of Aalborg Portland’s business today. But when Aalborg Portland has successfully made it through close to 130 years of development, it is mostly thanks to the people who have dedicated their lives to working in the company and over several generations have shown their dedication to constantly improve both the products and manufacturing process, and this has been a major contributory factor to putting the Danish cement technology on the world map.

A part of the Cementir Group

In 2004, Aalborg Portland became part of the Cementir Group – an international manufacturer of cement and concrete, which is headquartered in Rome. The same year, Unicon is acquired by Cementir Holding.

Today, the Aalborg Portland Holding Group is a global company with factories in Denmark, Belgium, Egypt, Malaysia, China, Turkey and the United States, and in addition to grey and white cement, the Group also covers independent business areas for ready-mixed concrete, aggregates (granite and gravel) and recycling of waste.