Thomas Concrete Group opens new import terminal north of Gothenburg
An investment worth SEK 30 million has now been finalized and Thomas Cement, a subsidiary of Thomas Concrete Group, is opening its new terminal for import of binding materials in the Port of Uddevalla, north of Gothenburg. The terminal has a capacity of 7,000 tons.
The new terminal was inaugurated on November 22 with guests from the Port of Uddevalla, the Municipality of Uddevalla as well as customers of Thomas Cement.
The terminal enables the company to increase efficiency, improve customer service and reduce the need of transports, thus becoming more environmentally friendly. The terminal is strategically important for the group's Swedish subsidiary Thomas Betong, which last year acquired four concrete plants in the Sörmland province and three plants in the Gothenburg region.
“Thanks to the new plant structure and the terminal in the Port of Uddevalla, we are now well equipped to meet our customers' growing demand for high-quality concrete,” says Hans Karlander, President and CEO for the Thomas Concrete Group AB. “Gothenburg is particularly important for us because in coming years, major infrastructure projects will be conducted in the city.”
The company now has three terminals in Sweden: in Landskrona, Oxelösund and Uddevalla. They are operated by Thomas Cement AB, a trading and distribution company for alternative binding materials for the Swedish market. The terminal is thus creating even better conditions for Thomas Betong to continue to offer the market concrete products with less environmental impact. The company previously launched a unique construction system with a 30% less CO2 footprint, Thomas Miljöstomme®.
For further information, please contact
Hans Karlander, CEO and President, Thomas Concrete Group AB
phone: +46 104 50 50 00
Ola Johansson, CEO, Thomas Cement AB
phone: +46 104 50 50 53
About Thomas Concrete Group AB
Thomas Concrete Group is a Swedish family-owned company which produces and distributes high-quality concrete for cast in place construction. The company was established in 1955 in Karlstad, Sweden, by Martin Thomas and currently operates in the USA, Poland, Germany, Norway and Sweden. Headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Group has 1,850 employees, in 2016 produced 4.3 million m3 of concrete with sales of approximately SEK 5 billion. The subsidiary in Sweden is Thomas Betong AB.
About Thomas Cement AB
Thomas Cement is a subsidiary of the Thomas Concrete Group, a Swedish family-owned company that produces and distributes high-quality concrete for cast in place construction. Thomas Cement is a trading and distribution company for among other things, alternative binding material for the Swedish market. The company is also responsible for securing and developing the group's long-term supply of raw materials. Thomas Cement currently has three terminals, in Landskrona, Oxelösund and Uddevalla, with an annual capacity of 160,000 tons.