Heidelberg Materials Celebrates ‘150 Years of Progress’

Heidelberg Materials celebrated its 150th anniversary with a ceremony at its headquarters in Germany on June 20, with the theme “150 years of progress.”

“150 years of Heidelberg Materials – these are 150 years that have been shaped by people whose innovative spirit and courage have led to constant change. We owe it to them and their common pursuit of progress that we have been successful for so many years,” said Heidelberg Materials CEO Dr. Dominik von Achten. “Since 1873, our building materials have enabled numerous innovations all over the world. And we want them to continue to do so for the next 150 years. With a wide portfolio of sustainable building materials, Heidelberg Materials is already playing a decisive role in shaping the future of construction.”

Heidelberg Materials CEO Dominik von Achten (right) was joined by Heidelberg, Germany, Mayor Eckart Würzner to kick off the company’s anniversary campaign.

An exhibition in the foyer of the company headquarters in Heidelberg provides information on how exactly the company is driving forward the decarbonization of its products, among other things. The exhibits show milestones that have shaped the history of the company and provide insights into the corporate culture on which the 150-year success story of Heidelberg Materials is based. In addition, visitors can experience the company’s innovative, sustainable building materials and digital solutions.

“150 years of progress, innovation, and expertise are both an incentive and an obligation to help shape a more sustainable future for generations to come,” said Dr. von Achten. “We also want to make this a tangible experience here in Heidelberg where our company is based. That is why today marks the start of our anniversary campaign ‘new meeting points of innovation for Heidelberg.’ In the coming weeks and months, meeting places will be created in the Heidelberg city area to encourage exchange and innovative discussions. For this purpose, we want to set up a total of 150 benches made of sustainable building materials and plant trees.”

More information about the company’s success story can be found here.

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