SA is a French company manufacturing cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete in four continents.


1 History 2 Operations 3 References 4 External links


World locations of Vicat.

The company was established in 1853 by Joseph Vicat
(1821-1902), son of Louis Vicat, who invented artificial cement in 1817. His cement plant was at Genevrey-de-Vif south of Grenoble
(Isère). It used an argillaceous limestone that Joseph Vicat
had established as suitable by chemical analysis. The company expanded in 1922 with the construction of a plant at Montalieu nearby. In 1968, Heidelberg Cement
bought a stake in the company, which eventually grew to 35%. Major expansion began in 1968 with the construction of another plant in the Grenoble
area and with a program of acquisitions throughout France. In 1974, overseas investment began with the acquisition of National Cement
at Ragland, Alabama.[1] Further acquisitions followed in California.,[2] Turkey, Senegal, Switzerland, Egypt
and Kazakhstan. Heidelberg Cement
sold its share of the company in 2007. Operations[edit] Today, the company claims a cement manufacturing capacity of 21 million tonnes per annum (2007), from 13 integrated cement plants and one clinker grinding plant. In France:

Créchy, Allier, at 46°15′01″N 3°25′27″E / 46.25028°N 3.42417°E / 46.25028; 3.42417 La Grave de Peille, Alpes Maritimes, at 43°47′39″N 7°22′26″E / 43.79417°N 7.37389°E / 43.79417; 7.37389 Montalieu, Isère, at 45°48′16″N 5°25′19″E / 45.80444°N 5.42194°E / 45.80444; 5.42194 Saint-Égrève, Isère, at 45°13′50″N 5°40′4″E / 45.23056°N 5.66778°E / 45.23056; 5.66778 Xeuilley, Meurthe-et-Moselle, at 48°33′45″N 6°6′36″E / 48.56250°N 6.11000°E / 48.56250; 6.11000

In Egypt:

Arish, North Sinai, at 30°43′21″N 33°47′12″E / 30.72250°N 33.78667°E / 30.72250; 33.78667

In Italy (grinding only):

Oristano, Sardinia, at 39°52′N 8°33′E / 39.867°N 8.550°E / 39.867; 8.550

In Kazakhstan:

Mynaral, Jambyl Region, at 45°23′23″N 73°39′10″E / 45.38972°N 73.65278°E / 45.38972; 73.65278

In Senegal:

Rufisque, Dakar, at 14°42′29″N 17°14′55″W / 14.70806°N 17.24861°W / 14.70806; -17.24861

In Switzerland:

Reuchenette, Berne, at 47°11′7″N 7°14′54″E / 47.18528°N 7.24833°E / 47.18528; 7.24833

In Turkey:

Elmadağ, Ankara, at 39°56′41″N 33°11′31″E / 39.94472°N 33.19194°E / 39.94472; 33.19194 Konya, at 37°56′23″N 32°32′4″E / 37.93972°N 32.53444°E / 37.93972; 32.53444


Lebec, California, at 34°49′12″N 118°44′59″W / 34.82000°N 118.74972°W / 34.82000; -118.74972[3] Ragland, Alabama, at 33°44′04″N 86°9′14″W / 33.73444°N 86.15389°W / 33.73444; -86.15389[4]

They also make "Ciment Prompt" - a fast-setting natural cement, at La Perelle, by burning at moderate temperature an unground argillaceous limestone obtained from an underground mine in the Chartreuse Mountains. The company makes 9.7 million cubic metres per annum (2007) of ready-mix concrete in four countries. The company has also bought stake in the Indian company Sagar Cements Ltd and a controlling 51% stake in Indian politician Y S Jaganmohan Reddy promoted Bharathi Cements.[5] References[edit]

^ "National Cement
Company of Alabama".  ^ "National Cement
Company of California".  ^ "National Cement
Lebec Plant".  ^ "National Cement
Ragland Plant".  ^ The Economic Times

External links[edit]

website National Cement
Company (US subsidiary)

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