Heidelberg Materials will close two plants in France

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Heidelberg Materials France plans a restructuring that would result in the closure of the two cement plants in Beffes (photo) and Villiers-au-Bouin in Indre-et-Loire. 170 employees are affected by the plant closures in 2025. The decision comes amid a significant decline in cement sales in France. Driving an ambitious decarbonisation strategy, Heidelberg Materials France introduced a substantial investment plan of more than €400 million to reduce CO₂ emissions with modernisation measures at the Airvault site in Deux-Sèvres, the Beaucaire site in Gard, the Bussac-Forêt site in Charente-Maritime, and the Couvrot site in Marne.