Secil has various operations in Portugal and in other countries around the world. The core activity is cement. The expansion to other businesses and the integration of several companies with complementary services confer on the Secil Group today a strong position on international markets.
With an annual production capacity of 4 million ton cement, with its 3 cement plants, Secil meets over 35 % of the cement needs in Portugal. With an annual production capacity of 2 million ton cement, the Secil-Outão plant in Setúbal is one of the biggest in Portugal. The cement plant of Maceira-Liz has an annual capacity of 1.5 million ton cement. In the plant of Cibra-Pataias, grey and white cement are produced. By this, Secil is the sole cement plant that produces white cement in Portugal.
After Cement, production of concrete is the most important activity of Secil. Through Unibetão, Secil operates over 30 ready mixed concrete plants, spread all over the country. Secil Britas, that owes several stone quarries in Portugal, exploits granite and limestone for the construction industry.
Secil is also present in the market of industrial mortars through Secil Argamassas. This company, founded in 1891, operates five plants in Portugal and exports to Spain, France, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Angola.
Secil Prebetão, with five industrial units, produces and develops precast elements. In Argibetão, materials such as roofing tiles and solar panels are produced.
In addition, Secil is also present on the energy market through the companies Reficomb (recovering of metal free waste), AVE (waste management) and Allmicroalgae (production of biomass from micro-algae).
In 2016, Secil acquired a cement terminal in the south of the Netherlands, near the Belgian border.
From this strategic location, Secil provides easy access to customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and northern France.
Société des Ciments de Gabès (SCG) was the first international plant to join the Secil Group (2000). Located in the South of Tunisia, this plant, which has access to port facilities, mainly trades in the area around the plant.
Secil operates in Tunisia in the production of cement, artificial lime, ready-mixed concrete and precast. SCG has an annual production capacity of 1.4 million tonnes of cement.
Secil started to operate in Lebanon in 2002, with the acquisition of a stake in Ciments de Sibline (CDS). This unit, located south of Beirut, has an annual production capacity of 1.2 million tonnes of cement. It is considered the third largest Lebanese cement and clinker producer.
In 2007, Secil increased its holding in Ciments de Sibline to 50.5% of the company’s share capital. Secil is also present in the Lebanese ready-mixed concrete and precast market through its subsidiary Soime.
For more information see www.siblinelb.com
In 2004, Secil acquired a majority interest in Encime, a grinding plant of clinker located in Lobito.
The annual production capacity of the plant is 350,000 tonnes cement. There are plans to build a new cement plant in Angola.
Secil Cabo Verde was founded in 2005. In Cape Verde, Secil is active in the distribution of cement, aggregates, and precast elements.
Secil began operating in Brazil in 2011 with the acquisition of a stake in Supremo Cimentos, a company founded in 2003 in Pomerode. In addition to this cement plant, that has an annual production capacity of 400,000 tonnes, this Group also owns various concrete plants in southern Paraná and in the State of São Paulo.
In 2015, Secil acquired the entire share capital of Supremo Cimento. In the same year, Secil inaugurated a brand new cement plant in Adrianópolis.
This plant operates with the latest generation technology and high-performance equipment. With an annual production capacity of 1.8 million tonnes of cement, this plant is considered the most modern in Brazil and one of the most advanced in the world in terms of technology, innovation, product quality and sustainability.
For more information see www.supremocimento.com.br
In 2017, Secil acquired in Spain from HolcimLafarge a cement terminal in Vigo, two stone quarries and thirteen ready-mixed concrete plants in the regions of Asturias and Galicia. By this acquisition, Secil consolidates its presence in the Iberian Peninsula.
For more information see www.secil.es