Cement is one of the oldest building materials in the world.  This section contains comprehensive information about the cement products made by Heracles as well as a background on the company's operations and manufacturing processes.

Manufacturing process

From the limestone quarry to the delivery of the end product, follow every step in the cement manufacturing process.

History

Cement is a hydraulic binder and the basic ingredient of concretes and mortars. It acts as a kind of glue to stick sand and gravel together. Used by the Egyptians and then the Romans, it was rediscovered in the early 19th century. Learn more about its history!

Products

Heracles produces a readily available range of bulk and bagged products with attributes and performance characteristics that fulfil the requirements of many different types of application.

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Enhanced Cements

Heracles GCCo, pioneer in the differentiation of cement products in the Greek market, offers to the market the new enhanced reactivity cement series HeraclesTM Ενισχυμένο and BasisTM Ενισχυμένο. Driven by innovation for the development of materials and solutions for the construction sector, Heracles has implemented, for the first time in Greece, the innovative technology of separate grinding in the cement production. 

Industrial ecology

How to create value from waste

Large amounts of natural resources, particularly minerals and fossil fuels, are used to manufacture cement. For many years the Group has been working to reduce the environmental impact of its activities by finding ways to obtain value from waste products.

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