HOLCIM – Cement, Aggregate and Concrete Production

HOLCIM – Cement, Aggregate and Concrete Production


Construction materials production and sale of cement (produced and imported), aggregates and concrete.


The history of Holcim (Italy) begins in 1928 with the establishment of the first cement production unit at Merone. In 1996 after progressive acquisitions and participations the company came under control of the Swiss Holderbank Group (since 2001 Holcim, now a world leader in construction materials). 
Traditionally, the company deals in cement production, but over the years it has expanded its activity to include other construction materials, such as aggregates (sand and gravel) and concrete, thus becoming a strongly integrated group and a major industrial reality in the North-west.  

The Holcim production structure in Italy is today characterised by: 

3 cement production units of which the two at Merone (CO) and Ternate (VA) run complete cycles (with furnace) and the one at Morano Po (AL) operates as milling station 
9 active aggregate (sand and gravel) extraction quarries in the provinces of Alessandria, Bergamo, Milan and Varese 
29 concrete packing plants in the provinces of Alessandria, Bergamo, Biella, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Milan, Pavia, Turin and Varese 
7 cement import terminals in central-northern Italy operated in a joint venture in which we hold 60%.

Our solution


What we needed was a system capable of weighing a dumper truck with a track of 5m and a maximum capacity of 190 tons.
Given the size of the dumper we needed to limit to the maximum the number of times the driver got into and out of the truck.
In light of these requirements we thought of a special weighbridge with a length of 8 metres, a width of 6.5 metres and a capacity of 190 tons.
By installing an automatic reading system the weight can be acquired simply by having the truck pass across the weighbridge.
The weight is automatically read and processed thanks to the radio signal sent by a transmitter onboard the truck to a receiver on the ground. The same signal is then sent to the customer’s database without having to print it. 
Once the weighing operations have been completed, the system activates a traffic light indicating that the truck can leave.



  • Possibility of handling large loads thanks to the specifically designed product
  • Reduced dead times thanks to the automatic reading system
  • No operator typing errors
  • Automatic truck recognition


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