Our History


Devnya Cement

1954: Construction of a cement plant in Devnya begins.

1958: On December 4th, the largest cement plant in Bulgaria.

1963 – 1964: The first expansion of the plant is underway. Two new kilns are installed along with four new silos and aggregates transportation equipment.   

1975 – 1978: The second expansion of the plant is underway with an additional two kilns constructed.  A new aggregates facility equipped with four mills is built along with three mills for the grinding of clinker. Four new silos and a new mechanical repair workshop are constructed. 

1992 – 1995: State-owned Devnya Cement becomes a single-shareholder joint-stock company under the ownership of the government as Devnya Cement JSC.  

1998: The plant is privatized by Italcementi Group. A second cement mill undergoes reconstruction and a new coal mill is built.

1999 – 2007: An ongoing investment program is launched in order to adapt Devnya Cement to Italcementi Group’s standards in terms of efficiency, environmental impact, quality and safety.

2012: Devnya Cement is awarded a First Class Investor Certificate by the Ministry of Economy & Energy towards the modernization of the plant.  

2012: Construction of the New Cement & Clinker Production Line begins with expected date of completion in 2014.

2015: Official Grand Opening of the New Production Line for Clinker & Cement.

2016: HeidelbergCement completes the acquisition of Italcementi Group globally including Devnya Cement plant in Bulgaria.


Vulkan Cement

1937:  The first geological research is conducted in relation to the selection of a suitable platform for the construction of a cement plant.

1940:  The construction of the plant is underway – two kilns.

October 16th, 1947: The first kiln becomes operational. 

1948:  The second kiln becomes operational.

1953: The third kiln becomes operational.

1965: The fourth kiln becomes operational.

1999: The plant is privatized by Italcementi Group. 

1999: An ongoing investment program is launched in order to adapt Vulkan Cement to Italcementi Group’s standards in terms of efficiency, environmental impact, quality and safety.

2016: HeidelbergCement completes the acquisition of Italcementi Group globally including Vulkan Cement plant in Bulgaria.


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