delivers on expansion of Firestone Building Products business in Latin America

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Holcim Expands Firestone Building Products Business in Latin America

05.07.2021 / 09:00


  • Holcim Introduces New Roofing Product Line In Mexico Just 90 Days Since Acquiring Firestone Building Products
  • GacoFlex ‘TechoProtec’ liquid applied waterproofing and roofing solutions cover a range of residential and commercial applications
  • Expansion continues in 2021 in Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina, leveraging the company’s 2,600-strong Disensa network

Following the acquisition of Firestone Building Products in April 2021, Holcim Mexico introduced the Holcim GacoFlex TechoProtec product line. TechoProtec, a premium waterproofing and thermal insulating roofing system, is a cornerstone of Holcim’s ambition to become a leader in roofing and waterproofing systems in Latin America.

Jamie Gentoso, Global Head of Solutions & Products, said: “Our goal is to continue to globalize the Firestone Building Products business through Holcim’s extensive presence and leading market positions around the world. This new roofing product line is a critical milestone for Solutions & Products and demonstrates our flexibility, capability and commitment to grow this business!’

Oliver Osswald, Region Head Latin America & Trading: “Our team quickly saw the potential of Firestone Building Products and the opportunity to connect it to the Holcim GacoFlex product line. TechoProtec is just the first of many new product lines that we want to bring to the market. The first steps towards achieving our goals are being taken in Latin America, where we have been a leader in cement and concrete building materials. With this launch we also become a regional leader in roof systems.’

TechoProtec offers waterproofing and thermal insulation solutions for a range of residential and commercial applications with durations of three, five and seven years. It is available in 550 stores in Holcim Mexico’s Disensa retail network, as well as through Holcim distribution partners. TechoProtec is part of the Holcim GacoFlex product line and will lead the regional expansion of its roofing business, with Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina looking to expand further in the second half of 2021.

The roofing business will be a cornerstone in the Solutions & Products business segment in Latin America and Holcim worldwide. Solutions & Products is focused on designing new building solutions and portfolios that help customers build greener and smarter.

ABOUT HOLCIM

Holcim, a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, is at the forefront of green building solutions, from ECOPact concrete, which enables carbon neutral construction, to Firestone Building products, which improve energy efficiency in buildings. It drives the circular economy to build more with less, launched the world’s first green cement ECOPlanet with recycled construction and demolition waste and is pushing the boundaries of digitalization to make its business end-to-end smarter. With sustainability at the core of its strategy, Holcim will become a net zero company and accelerate the green transformation of our world. Holcim’s 70,000 employees are passionate about making progress in its 70 markets and four business segments: cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and solutions and products.

More information is available at www.holcim.com

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