LafargeHolcim, a global manufacturer of construction materials, will invest more than EUR 100 million in the upgrading and reconstruction of the Małogoszcz Cement Plant. The modernisation will increase the technical efficiency of the plant and minimise its environmental impact by reducing CO2 emissions by about 20% per year, as well as by reducing its energy consumption by a third. Part of the investment will be carried out in cooperation with the Kraków Technology Park within the Polish Investment Zone. The works will start this year, and are planned to be completed in 2023.
Xavier Guesnu, CEO at Lafarge in Poland, Wojciech Przybylski, President of the Board of Kraków Technology Park
Modern technological solutions reduce environmental impact
This is a big step for Lafarge and the whole cement industry towards being more environmentally neutral. Our ambition is to reach 395 kg of net CO2 per tonne of cement in 2023, and 300 kg by 2030. This means Poland will produce one of the most environmentally friendly cements in the world. This investment also supports the objectives of the European Green Deal by investing in green technologies and developing a sustainable economy. Despite the economic uncertainties caused by the epidemic, we are launching this project. It will positively impact the development of the region. The investments are also an excellent way to celebrate our 25th anniversary of operating in Poland.
Xavier Guesnu, CEO at Lafarge in Poland
Cooperation with Kraków Technology Park (KPT)
Wojciech Przybylski, President of the Board of Kraków Technology Park, Stanisław Sobczyk, Vice-President of the board of Lafarge
Lafarge’s project is a welcome investment for many reasons. First of all, it is the biggest support decision made in the history of Kraków Technology Park. It is also one of the largest projects in the country supported within the Polish Investment Zone. The green and pro-environmental nature of this investment, mainly in the area of energy efficiency, shows the positive transformation taking place in Polish industry. Most importantly, such a huge investment in production goods shows a belief in the rapid investment dynamics in the whole Polish economy. It will have a direct impact on other sectors of industry in the region as well.
Wojciech Przybylski, President of the Board of Kraków Technology Park.
Media Relations at Krakow Technology Park
Dyrektor działu obsługi inwestora at Krakowski Park Technologiczny