HeidelbergCement posts strong growth
Cement and aggregates sales volumes rose in 2014, in line with the outlook presented in the 2013 Annual Report. Growth was driven by the continuing recovery in North America and the additional capacities that became available in India, Africa, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan. Despite significant negative exchange rate effects, the Group´s revenue and OI increased in comparison with the previous year. This was supported by mild winter in Europe in the first quarter and energy costs that continued declining over the course of the year.