We aim to partner with startups offering cutting-edge solutions for challenges arising from operating and connecting plus 2.300 cement, ready-mix and aggregates plants globally.
Our operations produce cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete which are used in building projects ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. As urbanization increasingly impacts people and the planet, we provide innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability.
We aim to partner with startups offering innovative solutions to deliver over 600 million tonnes of material.
From quarry to the construction site, we can leverage proven technologies to meet the needs of a growing and more urban population. We interact with thousands of customers, transport millions of tonnes of material and our asset base spans the globe. The opportunities for startups to exploit digital technologies are vast.
Services & retail
We aim to partner with startups offering digital solutions to service customers in over 80 countries, from architecturally challenging infrastructure projects to retail-shops in emerging economies.
Retail (or so-called “bag”) markets account for about 50% of Holcim sales. We seek digital solutions that improve the customer experience, such as increasing the transparency on purchases, customized information, and support in managing their own business.
Your startup should meet these criteria
Your startup was founded by individuals and is majority-owned by its founders and venture capitalists. Your solution is scalable. Consulting or engineering services startups are not in our scope.
Your startup has a scalable solution that is based upon intellectual property wholly-owned by your company. A functional prototype should be available, which does not have to be proven yet.
Your startup has closed at least one funding-round with an institutional investor. This could be a venture capital investor or an equity-based accelerator or a micro-VC.